commercial solar

Commercial solar blow as GPT hits pause on 30MW PV rollout

Diversified property owner GPT Group has pressed pause on plans to install a further 30MW of commercial solar PV, citing fresh energy policy uncertainty stirred up by the Turnbull government's proposed National Energy Guarantee.

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Australia hits new rooftop solar high as homes and businesses get smart – and go big

Australian homes and businesses installed a record monthly total of 120MW of rooftop solar in November, beating the all-time high set in June 2012 and rounding off what is now certain to be a record breaking year.

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Qld car dealership to trial “urban solar farm” technology

Car dealership installs 330kW solar PV and 96kWh in battery storage, not just to slash power costs, but to test potential to generate revenue by selling excess energy to the grid.

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Aldi Australia continues commercial solar roll-out with massive 1MW array

Discount supermarket chain Aldi has rolled out its biggest Australian project yet – a 1MW array to supply all the energy needs of a Queensland distribution centre.

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Despite boom, rooftop solar industry on tenterhooks over RET changes

Confusion over RET regulation changes has revealed large cracks in the faith of the renewable energy industry, which – still recovering from the Abbott years – is spooked by the National Energy Guarantee, and possible future policy changes, just as the market is hitting its stride.

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NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.

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Stockland begins “Australia’s largest” property solar roll-out

Australian property giant Stockland begins work on the first of 10 major commercial solar arrays it is installing on shopping centres across Australia – a 1.6MW project in Cairns.

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Brisbane Airport rolls out massive 6MW solar project

Huge 6MW solar upgrade at Brisbane Airport will supply 18% of electricity needs and save around $1m a year on energy bills.

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WA council to install 200kW solar system at aquatic centre, save $73k a year

City of Mandurah to save around $73,000 a year on power costs with the installation of a 200kW solar system at sports and aquatic centre.

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Victorian hospitals to tap solar through new state government scheme

Victorian government earmarks $26 million to roll out solar and energy efficiency measures at hospitals across the state, as health sector power bills soar.

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