rooftop solar

Victorian community solar bulk-buy scheme extended, as hundreds opt in

After adding more than 300 rooftop solar installations in Mount Alexander, the not-for-profit led MASH initiative will take its bulk community solar offer to the Macedon Ranges.

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Rooftop solar costs vs the grid: A city by city guide

In one Australian city, the cost of rooftop solar is just one third that of grid power. Because of the cost advantage, rooftop solar on households is expected to account for one fifth of Australia's electricity generation.

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Community push for 100% renewable energy in Mullumbimby

Launch of community-owned renewable energy developer in northern Rivers attracts more then 300 people, with three projects already on the cards.

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Victorian aged care facility to save $40k a year with solar

A Mildura not-for-profit aged care facility is projected to save $40,000 a year after installing just under 100kW of solar on its rooftops – an investment that will be paid off in under three years.

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Made in the shade: Solar + storage = two EVs in leafy suburbs of Melbourne

Rooftop solar and storage system installed in leafy Victorian suburb overcame shading problems to produce and store enough solar energy to power two electric vehicles, including a Tesla.

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The 5×4 concept: How Melbourne photographer leads world in zero carbon living

Photographer Ralph Alphonso had planned to turn a small inner city property space - just 5 metres by 4 metres - next to his inner city photographic studio in east Melbourne into a car port with a roof. Instead, after prompting from his father, he came up with a better idea.

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Aldi puts first solar on store in Tweed Heads, others to follow

Aldi becomes latest retail chain to begin installing rooftop solar, as commercial solar market shows signs of maturity in Australia.

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SunEdison targets Australian market with exclusive panel offering

After a horror couple of months, SunEdison launches onto Australian market with exclusive offer of low-cost, high efficiency solar panel.

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Stockland to add big solar arrays to three more shopping centres

Stockland contemplates another three MW-scale rooftop solar arrays on its shopping centres, including what could be the largest array on an Australian car-park facility.

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Living 100% renewable: the energy consumer in 2050

The 100% renewable energy scenario starts in the home. By 2030, a major new report predicts, all private consumers and small and medium enterprises (SME) will meet most of their electricity needs with solar PV and storage.

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