solar PV

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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Some initial musings about my own rooftop solar learning exercise

Managing huge distributed energy generation data volumes is a challenge for industry and consumers alike. But it also represents a big opportunity to do things better.

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Queensland has 14 postcodes where 50% of homes have rooftop solar

Rooftop solar is now on more than 50 per cent of homes in 14 different postcodes across Queensland, according to a new Climate Council report.

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Goulburn Council floats solar PV as a way to cut water costs

Goulburn Council to commission feasibility studies into installing floating solar on government water stores, to slash power costs.

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Hybrid office building in Adelaide cuts cord to electricity grid

Fluid Solar's Adelaide HQ - powered by a combination of thermal and battery storage, along with solar PV and wind energy - has cut its connection to the grid in what its owners claim to be a world first.

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Batteries included: Another new-build Australian suburb offers solar + storage

New-build Qld suburb offers houses with solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 included – enough to make them energy self-sufficient from “dawn to dusk.”

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Pace of renewables shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind.

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Rooftop solar continues record year, even as STC price fall kicks in

With another 93MW solar added to Australian homes and business in July, Sunwiz declares market to be "level – at exceptionally high levels."

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