Solar

“State’s biggest” solar + battery storage microgid to power SA Produce Markets

A $10.5m microgid combining 2.5MW solar PV, 4.2MWh of Tesla battery packs, 2.5MW diesel generator will power SA wholesale fruit and vege market, save stall holders $500k a year.

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California winery microgrid wins top environmental award

Stone Edge Farm Estate Vineyards and Winery, home of a microgrid noted for its performance during the California wildfires last year, now has received an additional accolade.

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Solar portables that can help power schools tested in NSW pilot

An ARENA-backed pilot at two NSW schools will trial super efficient portables with enough solar to power three classrooms.

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The solar market consolidation that never happened

Remember the predictions that the solar market would consolidate from 4000 businesses to four or forty major solar companies serving the Australian market? The opposite happened.

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Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens country's biggest solar farm, and flags five fold increase in size and may add battery storage. The unique community funding model forms a key part of city's push for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2023.

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Solar + Tesla battery storage offered as sweetener for “knockdown rebuild” homes

Porter Davis offers rooftop solar and battery storage to new home builders, as part of a limited offer for “knockdown rebuild” homes in Victoria.

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Solar Insiders Podcast December 21

In the final episode of Solar Insiders for the year, Giles Parkinson and Nigel Morris chronicle what went right, and what went wrong, in the local solar market, and what we can expect from storage.

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Happiness is a post-solar electricity bill (Farewell to 2017)

So much for the idea of rooftop solar being a scam. Having panels on my roof is saving me a fair amount of money! Here's how.

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Private schools go big on solar – a lesson in ethics and good business

Perth's Christ Church Grammar to install 670kW of solar, to save $195,000 a year, and teach its students a valuable lesson. Meanwhile, across the continent, a Melbourne school looks like going even bigger.

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Australia Post installs huge 2.1MW rooftop solar array in Sydney

Australia Post's 2.1MW rooftop solar system in Chullora, Sydney – one of the biggest of its kind so far – is expected to save it more than $800,000 a year in energy costs.

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