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SA Power Networks cuts dependence on own grid, with two solar arrays

South Australia’s biggest electricity distribution company is seeking to reduce dependence on its very own grid, by installing just under 500kW of solar across two depots.

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Queensland solar rule will blow out costs, cause months-long delays

Industry warns rule change requiring licensed electricians, only, to install solar panels on projects 100kW-plus, will have dire consequences for projects already under construction.

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“Cheap shot” at commercial solar: Industry slams Queensland rule change

Solar developers slam Queensland government rule restricting panel installation to licensed electricians as "absurd," and warn it will kill many commercial solar projects.

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Record March for rooftop solar, more capacity installed than in all years before 2010

More record growth for rooftop solar in Australia, with a total of 181MW installed in March 2019, taking market two-thirds of way to volume reached in 2015 and 2016.

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Goulburn Valley fruit farmer cuts power costs by $62k a year with solar

A fruit grower in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley has cut its grid power consumption by one-third, and its annual electricity costs by $62,000 a year, after installing 200kW of solar on its storage sheds.

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Solar Bay inks deal to install solar on nine major shopping centres

Commercial renewables installer and financier inks deal with Real Asset Management to lease rooftops of nine of its suburban shopping malls in NSW and Qld, and fit them out with solar PV.

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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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W.A. Water Corp taps solar to cut grid power consumption in half

W.A. Water Corporation reveals plans to install solar across nine sites – enough to supply around 50 per cent of the electricity needs of each of the facilities in question.

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ALDI Australia to add another 4.6MW of commercial solar in NSW, Queensland

New solar arrays installed on 30 ALDI stores and one distribution centre by Photon Energy will generate another 6.3GWh of clean energy a year for the retailer.

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Nissan switches on huge, crowd-funded solar roof at Dutch car plant

Japanese auto maker switches on massive, partly crowd-funded commercial rooftop solar system that will supply 70% of the electricity requirement of a car parts plant in Amsterdam.

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