Residential revival: How home solar broke records in 2018

Just when you thought Australia's residential market had peaked, 2018 delivered a record year of installs, with a big boost from the Victoria Solar Homes rebate.

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How to power through a heatwave – in comfort, on 100% solar energy

Does rooftop solar really struggle in the heat? Real data from two rooftop solar systems show how they reliably soldiered on during a recent Adelaide heatwave.

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Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine

Mineral Resources installs battery at its Mt Marion lithium mine to reduce gas burning, and is looking to hydrogen, more batteries and solar to reduce costs of fossil fuels.

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My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

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Australian miner taps solar gold with “world’s biggest” off-grid hybrid power plant

ASX-listed resources company to build"world’s largest" off-grid, hybrid solar power plant for a stand-alone mining operation, at its Syama Gold Mine in Mali, Africa.

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Power to learn: Puerto Rico schools get the microgrid treatment

RMI and Save the Children to install renewable microgrids in 12 schools in Puerto Rico, ensuring access to education, bolstering the grid, and serving the larger community.

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Brisbane classroom goes “fair-dinkum” off-grid, using solar and Tesla battery

NSW company Hivve Technology has installed an entirely off-grid modular classroom at a Brisbane high school, which runs entirely on solar and battery storage, at a cost cheaper than connecting to the grid.

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Plans for solar, battery, hydrogen microgrid in Milawa get $100,000 boost

Plans to develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid in regional Victoria have won $100,000 state government grant to develop business case.

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World’s largest micro-grid to be built in Republic of Palau by Engie

Palau to add 35MW of solar and 45MWh of storage to help transform its diesel dependent grid.

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Heavy duty electric truck maker signs major wind power supply deal

Global industrial manufacturer Cummins – the US company that last year beat Tesla to the release of an electric semi truck – has inked a wind power PPA that will supply 50 per cent of its American power needs.

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