Our journey to rooftop solar in coastal Victoria

At the time we were building our new house we considered solar panels, but cost and return on investment weren't convincing. Six years later, the ballgame has changed.

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How I got solar installed at my NSW school – and how you could, too

Last year I single-handedly organised, lobbied and arranged funds for a $100,000, 100kW solar panel installation for my school in Sydney’s south. Here's how it was done.

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Personal air conditioning: A low energy option for keeping your cool

Can portable, personal cooling devices keep you cool in summer? And what are the potential energy/carbon benefits? I tested two quite different personal air conditioners.

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WA is swapping 54km of poles and wires for solar and battery storage

Horizon Power is decommissioning 54km of poles and wires and replacing them with 13 Micro Power Systems combining solar, battery storage and a back-up diesel generator.

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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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