rooftop solar

CSIRO tenders for 2MW more rooftop solar, to cut energy costs by nearly $1m a year

CSIRO reveals plans to add further 1MW of rooftop solar at Canberra Black Mountain facility, and another 1.2MW across its sites in Queensland and South Australia.

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Perth private school turns to “cheaper, cleaner” solar to slash power costs

A 120-year old private school in Western Australia is expecting to save around $235,000 a year on its energy costs after installing an impressive 512kW of rooftop solar.

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NSW offers free rooftop solar for low-income households – in place of energy rebate

NSW government trial will install 2.5kW of rooftop solar, free, for low-income households that forego their energy rebate – a deal it says will deliver twice the power bill savings.

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WA VPP project promises 90% solar self-consumption for cost of “a coffee a day”

Australia's "first" privately funded VPP hopes to sign up 1000 homes and businesses in south-west WA to zero up-front cost deal for solar and battery storage.

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Solar Victoria sets up taskforce to combat rooftop rebate scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria joins taskforce to combat high-pressure sales tactics, inaccurate marketing and poor service as state government solar rebate scheme takes off.

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Australia rooftop solar installs surpass 1GW in September, overtaking 2017 total

SunWiz data shows Australia installed another 125MW of small-scale rooftop solar in September, taking total for calendar 2018 to 1.09GW and beating 2017 total with three months to go.

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NT government set to review solar feed-in tariff, as grid reforms kick off

Northern Territory electricity and solar feed-in tariffs set for review, in bid to boost uptake of rooftop solar, battery storage, and other energy efficient technologies.

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Tamworth council weighs $1m solar rollout – with a message for Barnaby

Tamworth council set to save around $117,000 a year by installing solar on 12 council-owned facilities – but the return on investment wouldn't be as great if the local federal member had his way.

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How to avoid rooftop solar scammers – tips from Solar Victoria as rebate kicks in

The body set up to oversee Victoria government's residential solar rebate warns consumers to be wary of “scammers and inaccurate marketing” by PV cowboys pushing dodgy products and trying to cash in on the scheme.

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Rooftop solar kept out of the shade with new Victoria planning rules

Victoria government amends planning laws to protect the state’s more than 330,000 rooftop solar systems from being overshadowed by neighbouring developments.

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