Solar

‘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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Victorian couple refused grid connection, turn to solar, wind and storage

When a neighbour refused to allow a power pole to be erected on their land, Helmut and Sue Woerner were unable to connect their rural property to the grid. But, with a bit of persistence and a lot of innovation, the couple were able to enjoy their country paradise with more than enough power.

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Josh’s House adds battery storage, to need just 3% of supply from grid

In Australia more than 1.4 million households have rooftop solar panels, with double digit growth every year. In Perth one in five homes have solar power. Combined they equate to the biggest source of power generation in the state. The problem is solar power is only available when the sun is shining.

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Five things active monitoring will tell you about your solar PV panels

Gone are the days when monitoring consisted of a simple hourly graph showing how much energy your solar system is generating, leaving you to work out what the information meant.

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The 5×4 concept: How Melbourne photographer leads world in zero carbon living

Photographer Ralph Alphonso had planned to turn a small inner city property space - just 5 metres by 4 metres - next to his inner city photographic studio in east Melbourne into a car port with a roof. Instead, after prompting from his father, he came up with a better idea.

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A ‘green’ death: standalone power for NSW crematorium provides carbon neutral funerals

With the energy requirements for a cremator, small cool room, air conditioners, mortuary and processing equipment all being run from a battery bank, the environmentally conscious can now protect the planet even after death.

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Aldi puts first solar on store in Tweed Heads, others to follow

Aldi becomes latest retail chain to begin installing rooftop solar, as commercial solar market shows signs of maturity in Australia.

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SunEdison targets Australian market with exclusive panel offering

After a horror couple of months, SunEdison launches onto Australian market with exclusive offer of low-cost, high efficiency solar panel.

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NSW town provides blueprint for 100% renewable energy communities

Blueprint for NSW town of Uralla says getting to majority renewables can be relatively easy, and save a lot of money. Getting to 100% renewables, however, will be harder. But it seems lots of towns want to try.

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