rooftop solar

Off grid vs network-connected: A Queensland community divided

A Daintree Rainforest community's decades long campaign to get network supplied power has caught the attention of the federal energy minister and ARENA. But not all of the community's residents are on board with the idea, and say off-grid living is the way to go.

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Stanford University completes 4.5MW of rooftop solar

The addition of solar panels at 15 new buildings means Stanford’s Silicon Valley campus has added 4.5MW of renewable energy to its local grid.

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Rooftop solar now Queensland’s biggest power station

The 1,805MW of solar PV capacity on rooftops of Queensland homes and business now more than biggest power station by capacity in the state, overtaking the 1,780MW Gladstone coal plant.

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Rooftop solar enjoys second boom as fossil fuel scare campaign backfires

The fossil fuel industry’s scare campaign over renewable energy has seen households and businesses flocking to install solar on their roofs.

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New standard could restrict and add costs to extra solar and battery storage

New Australia-wide standard gives networks power to limit size of household solar systems – and could push up prices for AC-coupled battery storage products from Tesla, Enphase, Selectronic and others.

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Solar + Tesla battery storage offered in new-build Queensland homes

Metricon becomes latest Australian housing developer to offer rooftop solar and storage as optional extra in new-build homes in Queensland.

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Graph of the Day: Most rooftop solar in Queensland now gets low “retail” tariff

Rooftop solar capacity in Queensland receiving state's now defunct premium FiT of 44c/kWh has been overtaken by the total of rooftop solar receiving retail rate.

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Norfolk Island has “too much solar, now it wants storage

Cash-strapped Norfolk Island looking to storage to mop up excess solar PV, reduce growing “solar debt” and slash its high electricity costs.

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Tasmania installs 1MW commercial solar array as residential market “rockets”

Nest Energy has installed Tasmania's largest rooftop solar array, a 1MW system on a commercial building in Launceston. Meanwhile, the company says the residential market for solar and storage in the state is "going like a rocket."

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Sydney Markets completes 640kW solar car park, nears 1MW of capacity

Sydney Markets has unveiled its new, purpose-built 640kW solar car park, taking its total installed solar capacity to 910kW, with more to come.

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