rooftop solar

AGL to pilot “virtual” rooftop solar scheme for renters, apartments

AGL energy CEO says upcoming new pilot will offer access to a "rooftop solar discount" to households unable to install their own. And announces lift in solar tariffs.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Office products supplier COS installs 403kW solar across three sites

Australia’s largest privately owned office products supplier installs $1m of solar to cut grid power usage by 80%.

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Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

ATA report finds 5kW-plus rooftop solar systems offer best bang for buck, no matter the household energy profile – and even if all generation exported to grid.

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Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

One of Australia’s biggest shopping centre owners, SCA Property Group, signs 10-year deal to power four sites cross NSW and SA with a combined total of 2.9MW of rooftop PV.

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Solar powered factories: Industrial energy costs targeted in Victoria finance scheme

Victorian government backed funding scheme helps plastics manufacturer install solar, slash electricity costs by nearly $100k/year.

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“Solar farmlet” on livestock exchange leads rural push to local generation

Regional Victorian city of Wangaratta to install 750kW on the sprawling new rooftop of the council-owned Wangaratta Livestock Exchange.

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Redflow zinc bromine batteries tapped for Dutch solar-powered dairy

Six Redflow 10kWh ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries have been selected to be installed at a Dutch dairy farm, to store and manage the solar supply from a 50kW rooftop array.

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Australia’s new solar ‘burbs’ – where rooftop PV is mandatory

New suburb in the ACT has laid claim to being Australia’s first to have made a minimum of 3kW rooftop solar mandatory on every new-build home. And now they're adding battery storage, too.

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Queensland govt kicks off solar trial for low-income, rental households

Qld govt scheme to use rooftop solar to cut the electricity costs of low income and rental households has begun being rolled out in the south-east, with plans to extend the trial throughout the state.

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