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Rooftop solar to save consumers millions – even for those who don’t install it

Another record month for rooftop solar installs will deliver massive savings for households and small businesses over the coming decade, and drive a transformation of Australia's grid that will mean smarter and cheaper power for all.

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Another 28 off-grid communities to go solar in Northern Territory

Another 10MW of solar to be installed across 15 Northern Territory sites, in round two of scheme to wean off-grid Territory communities from expensive and polluting diesel power.

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ARENA backs “solar gardens” trial, in bid to boost access to PV

ARENA puts $240,000 towards feasibility study into setting up five "solar gardens" around Australia – to extend the benefits rooftop PV to those who can't install their own.

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Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

ARENA awards $289,725 for Canberra company to design, manufacture and test its rapidly redeployable Container Roll Out Solar System.

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NSW smart pool pilot wins $2.5m ARENA grant

ARENA backs NSW start-up pilot to pool Australia's backyard pools: slashing their share of household energy consumption and making them work for the grid.

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The great Aussie rubbish tip has come a long way. Now we’re adding solar panels

An Australian-first project in Melbourne is trialling a new method for installing solar panels that allows what would otherwise be unused land to become home to a solar farm.

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Solar and battery storage underway at WA Garden Island Microgrid

Carnegie Clean Energy begins work on 2MW solar and 0.5MWh battery storage system – Australia's largest grid-connected solar and battery microgrid.

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NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

ARENA backed NT project commissions first 10 solar, battery storage systems, cutting diesel fuel use by more than a million litres a year.

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Business slowly wakes up to reality that renewables are cheap

ARENA report shows less than half Australian businesses have tapped renewables. But there's no doubt the idea is starting to catch on.

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AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL-led, ARENA-backed pilot to test P2P energy trading between households using blockchain technology.

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