solar PV

Rooftop solar to generate more than coal by 2040, saving billions

AEMO's Integrated System Plan says continued high uptake of rooftop solar and other demand-side resources could see distributed PV supply the national grid with more power than coal by 2040, and cut grid infrastructure costs by nearly $4bn.

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Solar accreditation and training out-of-date and fundamentally flawed

As the evolution of solar – and battery storage – powers on, Australia has the same solar accreditation it has had for a very long time. And it desperately needs updating.

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Commercial solar boom delivers second-best rooftop PV month on record

Rooftop solar PV registrations for June fell from May’s record volume, but the first six months are still 50% ahead of last year.

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Rooftop solar to save consumers millions – even for those who don’t install it

Another record month for rooftop solar installs will deliver massive savings for households and small businesses over the coming decade, and drive a transformation of Australia's grid that will mean smarter and cheaper power for all.

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Small solar installs pass 3 million mark in Australia

Small-scale solar systems installed by Australian homes and businesses have passed the three million-mark, with one in five homes now generating their own power.

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What the hell is ‘The Good Solar Guide’ and why did I write it?

Two years ago, I sat down and started to write. The result is called “The Good Solar Guide: 7 steps to tiny bills for Australian homeowners” – and it was launched last week in Adelaide.

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How all-electric solar homes could save owners thousands

ATA says gas power uneconomic in new-build homes anywhere in the country. In fact, new homes that go all-electric, plus solar, could be ahead by as much as $18k over 10 years.

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IKEA flags selling solar panels “at cost” in Australia, industry reacts

Flat-pack solar? IKEA says it wants to retail solar panels in Australia, "at cost", as it has done in the UK and other EU countries. Is this a good thing?

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Solar & battery storage: Choosing the right system size

Choosing the right battery size for your home solar and storage system can be really complicated. Here are some tips to help guide the way.

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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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