solar PV

Indonesia’s pioneering community-owned off-grid PV: A model for the future?

A 1.2 MW hybrid plant is currently under development in a remote area of Indonesia aiming to provide 24-hours access to electricity for about 400 households in three villages.

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Queensland govt kicks off solar trial for low-income, rental households

Qld govt scheme to use rooftop solar to cut the electricity costs of low income and rental households has begun being rolled out in the south-east, with plans to extend the trial throughout the state.

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2MW solar plant powers Jordan refugee camp – a world first

Syrian refugees at the UNHCR's Azraq camp in Jordan have electricity for the first time in 2.5 years, after a 2MW solar PV plant – funded by IKEA – was switched on this week.

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“Nuts” electricity market drives new rooftop solar boom – with side of battery storage

An electricity market "about as bad as you can get" has helped put household solar – and storage – back in the spotlight of Australia's renewables shift, prompting forecasts of "massive growth."

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“Mobile solar” plants to challenge diesel for use in mines, construction sites

Australian developed solar technology that aims to tackle the dominance of diesel generators in the temporary power market will be tested at the 1MW scale in New South Wales, off the back of a new grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

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Rooftop solar now Queensland’s biggest power station

The 1,805MW of solar PV capacity on rooftops of Queensland homes and business now more than biggest power station by capacity in the state, overtaking the 1,780MW Gladstone coal plant.

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Rooftop solar enjoys second boom as fossil fuel scare campaign backfires

The fossil fuel industry’s scare campaign over renewable energy has seen households and businesses flocking to install solar on their roofs.

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New standard could restrict and add costs to extra solar and battery storage

New Australia-wide standard gives networks power to limit size of household solar systems – and could push up prices for AC-coupled battery storage products from Tesla, Enphase, Selectronic and others.

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Qld low-income, rental households targeted in 6MW rooftop solar trial

Qld govt rooftop solar trial targets state’s most vulnerable electricity customers – and its half a million rental households – in plan to deliver up to 6MW of new rooftop solar PV.

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How battery storage can cut home electricity bills by one quarter

New data shows that in South Australia, battery storage is already offering significant savings – as much as 25% on annual electricity bill costs – to households with solar. Retailers will need to turn to Plan B.

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