rooftop solar

World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches "world-first" active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

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Aged care company to cut grid power consumption in half with solar, LED lighting

Opal Aged Care to install more than 3.4MW solar PV and 28,000 LED lights at 54 properties across NSW, Victoria and Queensland, and cut its grid power consumption by 42%.

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Two million Australian households now have rooftop solar – and they vote

As Australia notches up a new milestone of 2 million rooftop solar homes, new CEC data shows that the top 5 postcodes leading the rush to residential PV are all in Liberal National Party electorates.

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Australia’s top solar postcodes – state by state

It's that time of the year again when Australia's Clean Energy Regulator releases the updated data on the solar hot-spots in each Australian state and territory, leading the uptake of rooftop solar systems sized between 0-100kW.

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Solar and battery to “eliminate bills” for ACT cancer centre

Medical NGO John James Foundation makes shift to "sustainable energy," starting with 11.8kW of solar and two batteries at its cancer patient accommodation facility.

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Solar prosumer funded start-up DC Power pilots “fair dinkum” retail offer

Residential solar focused power retailer DC Power Co closes "oversubscribed” fundraising round and switches 800 investors to beta service ahead of February 2019 public launch.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate to be extended to renters, if Labor re-elected

Victoria Labor says it will extend its rooftop solar rebate to the state’s tens of thousands of renters, if re-elected in the state poll two weeks from now.

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AusNet flags hefty connection fees for rooftop solar in Victoria

AusNet says its networks might need to be upgraded as more and more households install rooftop solar. And where it does occur, it wants the new customers to pay for it.

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Is the CEC Approved Retailer program worth the effort?

There has been a bit of debate, lately, about the merits and purpose of the Clean Energy Council's Approved Solar Retailer program. So a recap of its goals and objectives might be worthwhile.

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Brisbane classroom goes “fair-dinkum” off-grid, using solar and Tesla battery

NSW company Hivve Technology has installed an entirely off-grid modular classroom at a Brisbane high school, which runs entirely on solar and battery storage, at a cost cheaper than connecting to the grid.

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