Solar

Record March for rooftop solar, more capacity installed than in all years before 2010

More record growth for rooftop solar in Australia, with a total of 181MW installed in March 2019, taking market two-thirds of way to volume reached in 2015 and 2016.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate set to be capped, as 30,000-plus households pile in

UPDATED: Victoria energy minister says applications to rooftop solar rebate will be capped in future years, to "boost safety and ensure orderly rollout," as numbers reach their limits for the introductory phase of scheme.

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New energy platform connects small solar farms with buyers

South Australia based start-up, Oxamii, has developed a system to make it easier for owners of solar arrays 200kW and larger to sell power on the spot market.

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Barwon Water taps battery storage, boosts solar farm capacity to 3MW

Victorian utility is tripling the size of its flagship solar farm, and building a new solar and battery storage plant, in bid to source 100% of its electricity from renewables by 2025.

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City of Sydney pledges to source 100% renewables in 2020

In a major upgrade from its previous 50% by 2030 renewable energy target, the City of Sydney has committed to purchase 100% of its electricity from renewables, starting next year.

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Goulburn Valley fruit farmer cuts power costs by $62k a year with solar

A fruit grower in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley has cut its grid power consumption by one-third, and its annual electricity costs by $62,000 a year, after installing 200kW of solar on its storage sheds.

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Daintree could be Australia’s first renewable only micro-grid, with help from green hydrogen

Queensland’s world heritage-listed Daintree region could soon host Australian-first solar power to hydrogen gas microgrid, with newly announced federal funding tipped to help make the 100% renewable project shovel ready.

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Idaho Power sets record low solar price in shift to 100% renewables

Idaho utility commits to supply 100% clean energy by 2045, starting with deal to buy 120MW from future solar project for US2.175¢/kWh – a potentially record-low cost in the US.

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Bank Australia commits to 100% renewables, calls on business to lead transition

Bank Australia becomes second Australian company to sign up for 100 per cent renewable energy initiative, and calls on other business to lead transition.

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Victoria cracks down on inverter standards for rooftop solar scheme

Victorian Labor government introduces new requirement making “smart inverters” mandatory for solar systems installed under its Solar Homes scheme.

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