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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Victorian dairy co-op says solar a “no-brainer” for farmers – batteries not far behind

Macalister Demonstration Farm says 61kW solar install at its dairy co-op will pay for itself in power savings in six years – and open the door for new benefits and greater productivity. "When we change the way we think about the cost of power, we can see opportunities.”

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Australia’s “largest” solar microgrid set to slash power costs in Victoria coal hub

Project led by Ovida, using shared solar tech of Allume Energy, to deliver Australia's "largest" solar and battery microgrid project, that will cut the cost of electricity by 50% for 750 Latrobe Valley businesses.

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WA trials Tesla battery on suburban grid in top solar postcode, Mandurah

WA government sets ball rolling on a “shared storage” trial that will install a 105kW/420kWh Tesla battery on the grid in Meadow Springs, a suburb of the state's top solar postcode, Mandurah.

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Ausgrid hopes community storage can help it engage with consumers

Australia's networks have gone from raising the drawbridge to lowering it, inviting new technologies and ideas on to their platform. And sooner or later they are going to be competing for access to the consumer.

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RayGen adds heat to PV Ultra product to join gas displacement market

RayGen adapts its concentrated solar PV technology to join the rush of solutions to displace gas in the industrial heating market.

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How to avoid rooftop solar scammers – tips from Solar Victoria as rebate kicks in

The body set up to oversee Victoria government's residential solar rebate warns consumers to be wary of “scammers and inaccurate marketing” by PV cowboys pushing dodgy products and trying to cash in on the scheme.

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