rooftop solar

IKEA flags selling solar panels “at cost” in Australia, industry reacts

Flat-pack solar? IKEA says it wants to retail solar panels in Australia, "at cost", as it has done in the UK and other EU countries. Is this a good thing?

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More solar beer as Melbourne boutique brewer installs 100kW rooftop PV

Collingwood craft brewer Stomping Ground Brewing Co will make its beer with solar power, after installing a 96.3kW PV system.

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Private schools go big on solar – a lesson in ethics and good business

Perth's Christ Church Grammar to install 670kW of solar, to save $195,000 a year, and teach its students a valuable lesson. Meanwhile, across the continent, a Melbourne school looks like going even bigger.

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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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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year's not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far...

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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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ATA launches free home solar and battery advice service

Free online advice service launched by Alternative Technology Association aims to guide households on what size solar and battery storage systems they should install – and for how much.

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WA trial to use blockchain technology to deliver smart energy – and water

Blockchain technology by Perth-based Power Ledger to be used to coordinate solar, battery storage and water services in urban-scale trial.

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AGL to expand P2P trial in Adelaide, as consumers embrace solar sharing

AGL Energy solar trading trial set to be expanded in Adelaide, potentially giving buyers access to solar at prices lower than the grid, and sellers a higher price than the feed-in tariff.

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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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