rooftop solar

Battery powered home and car: The fossil fuel era is fading

NSW hinterland luxury rental home with 10kW solar, two Tesla Powerwall batteries, and a Model X EV, seeks to demonstrate Tesla's vision of the new energy and transport future. So how does it shape up?

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Residential revival: How home solar broke records in 2018

Just when you thought Australia's residential market had peaked, 2018 delivered a record year of installs, with a big boost from the Victoria Solar Homes rebate.

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Networks face up to rooftop solar boom, with new ARENA-funded trial

Creating Solar Friendly Neighbourhoods trial in Victoria could significantly enhance ability of electricity networks to accommodate more rooftop solar power.

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Tales from the solar gutter – the dark side of Australia’s rooftop PV boom

It's boom-time for Australia's rooftop solar sector, but not everything is rosy. We take a glimpse into the world of "crap solar," where helping people to save money on their bills is the last thing on the agenda.

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How to power through a heatwave – in comfort, on 100% solar energy

Does rooftop solar really struggle in the heat? Real data from two rooftop solar systems show how they reliably soldiered on during a recent Adelaide heatwave.

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Victoria solar rebate notches up nearly 7,000 new rooftop systems

Victorian households are cashing on the state government's solar homes rebate by the thousands, led by the outer western suburb of Tarneit and North Clyde in the south east.

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CEC debunks Taylor’s rooftop solar scare – but there are ways to avoid faulty installs

Angus Taylor warning that Australia’s booming rooftop solar market was risking people’s lives has earned a rebuke – and a cursory fact check – from the Clean Energy Council.

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Nissan switches on huge, crowd-funded solar roof at Dutch car plant

Japanese auto maker switches on massive, partly crowd-funded commercial rooftop solar system that will supply 70% of the electricity requirement of a car parts plant in Amsterdam.

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NT schools to go solar, as government-funded installs get underway

NT Labor government hits go on $5m Rooftop Solar Schools program, which it expects to cut energy costs by around 40% for selected schools across every Territory region.

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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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