Looking for energy independence? Make your solar smarter

As rooftop solar uptake increases, and the cost of batteries decreases, integrating smart management and storage can boost energy independence dramatically.

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Chinese solar inverter brand de-listed over safety issues

CEC says all inverters by Shenzhen Sofarsolar “de-listed” from organisation’s catalogue of compliant products, after tests turned up a potential safety issue.

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Another mini-grid breakthrough for AusNet in suburban Melbourne trial

Victorian network operator AusNet Services has again succeeded in taking part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for a total of 9 hours, powered only by home solar and battery storage systems.

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We need to talk about rooftop solar

So you've installed rooftop solar – but is it performing as well as you expected? Consumers are being urged to share system problems, inefficiencies or faults via a new APVI web-based survey, to help improve the quality of PV system components, installations and system designs.

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Why smart software is cheaper way to profit from solar than battery storage

Australia's Redback Technologies says its new generation smart investors can dramatically improve self consumption and payback times for rooftop solar, and optimise use of battery storage systems.

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‘Use it or (almost) lose it’: Why Australia is a key energy storage market

Among the many inverter and battery storage technologies on show at the All-Energy Australia conference and exhibition last week in Melbourne was a few of the latest offerings from Israeli inverter company, SolarEdge. SolarEdge, which like many other big players in this sector, has lately turned its focus to developing inverter technology that supports solar […]

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