rooftop solar

Synergy proposes ‘sun tax’ on WA solar households

A proposal by Western Australia’s state-owned electricity provider, Synergy, to effectively double the charge to connect the state’s more than 191,000 solar households to the grid has been slammed as unfair and counter-productive.

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Battery storage: What’s on offer, and by whom? (updated)

Amid predictions that half of all Australian households will have solar and battery storage within the decade, it's time to do a stocktake of what is available on the Australian market. (This is an updated list).

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A bold community plan to convince business to put 2MW of solar on their rooftops

A retired arts consultant is leading a push to encourage 100 businesses in northern NSW to install 2MW of rooftop solar, and save money.

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Award-winning off-grid solar+battery storage home… for less than $300,000

An off-grid modular home in Trentham, Victoria, designed and built for less than $300k, has won a top energy efficiency award.

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To add battery storage, or not to add battery storage…

The economics of battery storage depends where you live and who you live with, and if you are allowed to share energy. For some Australian households, battery storage could make sense as soon as 2018.

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Lorraine, 80, has solar and storage. Now she wants an electric vehicle

Lorraine Hughes was enjoying solar power long before it became mainstream, but since her retirement took herself back to university and has become an environmental educator. Now, she'd like an electric vehicle.

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Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV

A new mapping tool launched by the City of Melbourne reveals the huge untapped potential of the municipality's rooftops to host solar systems, vegetation or reflective materials.

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Community solar bulk-buy scheme launched in City of Port Phillip

A council backed bulk solar scheme in inner Melbourne is offering 300 discounted rooftop solar systems, and the option for battery storage, to local homes and businesses.

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Sydney Hindu temple installs 26kW solar system, plans to add batteries

Sydney Hindu community group installs 26kW solar system on temple in the city's west, and plans to add more panels and battery storage in future.

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AGL adds two new, larger battery systems to energy storage suite

AGL launches two new residential battery offerings from Sunverge aimed at households who are large energy consumers and have between 4-5kW of rooftop solar.

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