solar PV

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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NSW Aboriginal Housing Office to put solar on 970 properties

NSW government's Aboriginal Housing Office wants to install solar on 970 of its properties in the state's west, where tenants are suffering "extreme energy hardship."

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Catholic schools go big in rooftop solar and battery storage

A massive solar and storage rollout has begun for schools in Central Queensland, contracting for rooftop PV totalling more than 4MW with battery storage of 3MWh.

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Sunshine Coast opens 15MW solar farm that will save it $22 million

Sunshine Coast becomes first council to complete its own large scale solar farm, and expects it to deliver $22 million in savings over life of plant.

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