rooftop solar

Ithaca college goes solar in Upstate New York

Ithaca College has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement, after installing 2.9MW of solar PV about 40 miles from the campus, which will generate an estimated 3.55m kWh of electricity in its first year of operation, powering 10% of the college’s load.

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Solar to supply 95% of daytime electricity for Longreach Airport

Longreach Airport in Queensland's north-west has installed a 99kW solar system, driven by a commitment to quit coal generated energy, and electricity bill savings in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Yackandandah 100% renewable plans kick off with 90kW solar health centre

A community-based effort to shift the regional Victorian town of Yackandandah to 100% renewable energy by 2022 has kicked off with the launch of a 90kW solar array on the town’s health services centre.

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AGL updates energy management app to include solar performance data

AGL Energy has released a new version of its energy management app that includes data on customers' rooftop solar performance, and "in future" could allow them to trade directly with the grid.

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This battery storage revolution could happen quicker than we thought

Interest in battery storage is even stronger than the energy industry expected, helped along by the marketing power of Tesla, and interest from popular programs such as Catalyst. And consumers don't seem to care about details such as returns on investment.

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A journey to fossil fuel freedom – no heat pumps required

Despite what the experts say, the path to fossil fuel freedom does not always lead to heat pumps. Our family took the road less travelled and discovered a couple of innovative – yet simple – renewable heating and hot water solutions.

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Sydney household becomes “mini power station” with solar + Powerwall + Grid Credits

Australia’s first household to add a Tesla Powerwall battery can this week begin buying and selling electricity on the market, after the addition of a world-leading software program by Canberra company, Reposit Power, effectively turning it into “a mini power station”.

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Thousands sign petition for mandatory rooftop solar on new homes

An online petition calling on Australia’s federal and state governments to make rooftop solar mandatory for all new-build houses has attracted nearly 12,000 signatures in just one week.

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Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian Life Saving clubs can now apply for state government grants to install solar PV after the launch of a $500,000 funding program this week.

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Solar and the city: Two Melbourne CBD landmarks make the switch

Two record-setting solar PV installations in Melbourne's CBD – largest ever retrofitted to a Melbourne apartment block and the highest commercial system in Australia – represent "new frontier" in switch to solar.

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