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Go Big: Six reasons why you should be a rooftop solar champion

Investing in a home solar system that is larger than your immediate needs might seem irrational, but there are many great reasons why you should maximise your rooftop potential.

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Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Imagining an Australia where every town is running off its own renewable energy projects is slowly becoming a reality, and the Victorian Government is on the case.

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Stanford University completes 4.5MW of rooftop solar

The addition of solar panels at 15 new buildings means Stanford’s Silicon Valley campus has added 4.5MW of renewable energy to its local grid.

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To pay solar households fairly, we need to understand the true value of solar

Now that our rooftop solar industry has matured, we need to reconsider the purpose of FiTs and align them with our goals for the electricity system in the future.

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Rooftop solar rebate to reduce in three weeks

The long-standing upfront subsidy for rooftop solar systems will be reduced within a few weeks when the "deeming period" for PV systems declines from 15 years to 14 years.

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How solar PV is helping China’s poorest

China’s new solar poverty alleviation project will use solar PV to increase the income of 200 million Chinese households living below the poverty line.

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AGL tips $500,000 into solar installations for community housing

AGL Energy joins forces with NSW govt on $1m pilot program to install solar on community housing in Sydney – cutting energy costs for tenants by more than $400 a year.

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Lessons from a landmark aggregated energy deal in Boston

In Boston, a university hospital and a car parking facility join forces to show how smaller businesses and nonprofits can pool their needs and buy cheap power from solar farms.

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Sunshine & ownership: A cooperative solar garden blooms in North Minneapolis

Community solar programs are popping up rapidly, offering electric customers an opportunity to own a slice of solar energy production.

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Pumped on solar: How Australian farmers are harvesting the sun to water their fields

Farmers are finding that using solar and storage to create their own mini power stations is cheaper, cleaner and more reliable alternative to diesel or dependence on the grid. Power hungry irrigators, in particular, are finding quick paybacks.

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