Solar

Half of all Australian households to have solar and battery storage

Report predicts Australia's installed battery capacity will grow 50-fold within 10 years, with half of all households to have battery storage, and many using their solar arrays to charge their electric vehicles.

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Victorian community solar bulk-buy scheme extended, as hundreds opt in

After adding more than 300 rooftop solar installations in Mount Alexander, the not-for-profit led MASH initiative will take its bulk community solar offer to the Macedon Ranges.

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Rooftop solar costs vs the grid: A city by city guide

In one Australian city, the cost of rooftop solar is just one third that of grid power. Because of the cost advantage, rooftop solar on households is expected to account for one fifth of Australia's electricity generation.

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Community push for 100% renewable energy in Mullumbimby

Launch of community-owned renewable energy developer in northern Rivers attracts more then 300 people, with three projects already on the cards.

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Australia’s first community owned retailer awarded licence

Enova Energy becomes first community owned retailer to be awarded a licence, potentially providing a model in way energy is marketed in Australia.

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Victorian aged care facility to save $40k a year with solar

A Mildura not-for-profit aged care facility is projected to save $40,000 a year after installing just under 100kW of solar on its rooftops – an investment that will be paid off in under three years.

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Remote Qld resort taps solar, starting with PV-powered tourist boats

Adels Grove eco-resort in remote western Queensland wasn't allowed to use outboard motors, so it invested in two solar-powered boats for tourist excursions.

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Made in the shade: Solar + storage = two EVs in leafy suburbs of Melbourne

Rooftop solar and storage system installed in leafy Victorian suburb overcame shading problems to produce and store enough solar energy to power two electric vehicles, including a Tesla.

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‘Use it or (almost) lose it’: Why Australia is a key energy storage market

Among the many inverter and battery storage technologies on show at the All-Energy Australia conference and exhibition last week in Melbourne was a few of the latest offerings from Israeli inverter company, SolarEdge. SolarEdge, which like many other big players in this sector, has lately turned its focus to developing inverter technology that supports solar […]

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The sweet spot for battery storage? How the numbers stack up

There is a lot of talk about the ability of battery storage to take households and businesses off the grid. But how do the numbers for battery storage stack up for the majority that will remain connected to the grid?

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