rooftop solar

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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Rooftop solar installer caught out for fraudulent STC creation

Clean energy regulator takes action against solar company found to have installed rooftop PV systems without compliant Certificates of Electrical Safety.

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Some initial musings about my own rooftop solar learning exercise

Managing huge distributed energy generation data volumes is a challenge for industry and consumers alike. But it also represents a big opportunity to do things better.

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“Shame on you:” Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

Malcolm Turnbull has it, Parliament House has it, even Cory Bernardi has it! But not our federal energy and environment minister. A 60 Minutes interview on Sunday revealed that Josh Frydenberg has not installed rooftop solar at his family home – and why.

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We need to talk about rooftop solar

So you've installed rooftop solar – but is it performing as well as you expected? Consumers are being urged to share system problems, inefficiencies or faults via a new APVI web-based survey, to help improve the quality of PV system components, installations and system designs.

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