Battery powered home and car: The fossil fuel era is fading

NSW hinterland luxury rental home with 10kW solar, two Tesla Powerwall batteries, and a Model X EV, seeks to demonstrate Tesla's vision of the new energy and transport future. So how does it shape up?

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Tales from the solar gutter – the dark side of Australia’s rooftop PV boom

It's boom-time for Australia's rooftop solar sector, but not everything is rosy. We take a glimpse into the world of "crap solar," where helping people to save money on their bills is the last thing on the agenda.

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CEC debunks Taylor’s rooftop solar scare – but there are ways to avoid faulty installs

Angus Taylor warning that Australia’s booming rooftop solar market was risking people’s lives has earned a rebuke – and a cursory fact check – from the Clean Energy Council.

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Will 2019 be the year of the household battery?

With Queensland's solar battery loan scheme "all but exhausted" in just two weeks, and more than 200,000 subsidised batteries on offer through other state and proposed federal schemes, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the home battery boom.

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Solar gardens could deliver major savings for “locked out” consumers

Australia could see “solar gardens” begin to sprout as early as 2019, after a major report found shared solar model not only feasible, but able to knock up to $370 a year off cost of electricity for consumers "locked out" of rooftop PV.

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Two million Australian households now have rooftop solar – and they vote

As Australia notches up a new milestone of 2 million rooftop solar homes, new CEC data shows that the top 5 postcodes leading the rush to residential PV are all in Liberal National Party electorates.

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Australia’s top solar postcodes – state by state

It's that time of the year again when Australia's Clean Energy Regulator releases the updated data on the solar hot-spots in each Australian state and territory, leading the uptake of rooftop solar systems sized between 0-100kW.

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Alinta turns to geothermal energy for sustainable heating and cooling in new suburbs

Alinta launches "Australia first" geothermal heating and cooling technology – focused on new suburbs and the displacement of energy intensive reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

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Monash Uni charges ahead with Australia’s biggest behind-the-meter battery system

Monash Uni installs Australia's largest commercial behind-the-meter battery storage system – a 1MWh hybrid system combining vanadium flow and lithium-ion.

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AusNet flags hefty connection fees for rooftop solar in Victoria

AusNet says its networks might need to be upgraded as more and more households install rooftop solar. And where it does occur, it wants the new customers to pay for it.

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