Victoria

Solar Victoria sets up taskforce to combat rooftop rebate scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria joins taskforce to combat high-pressure sales tactics, inaccurate marketing and poor service as state government solar rebate scheme takes off.

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Rooftop solar kept out of the shade with new Victoria planning rules

Victoria government amends planning laws to protect the state’s more than 330,000 rooftop solar systems from being overshadowed by neighbouring developments.

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Battery grant for solar homes announced by Victorian government

Victoria Labor government announces subsidies of up to $5k to help 10,000 solar households install battery storage.

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How can communities share in the big renewables boom?

A regional prospectus is being developed to help communities connect with large scale solar and wind developers in regional Victoria – and capture the many potential local benefits renewables have to offer.

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Solar powered factories: Industrial energy costs targeted in Victoria finance scheme

Victorian government backed funding scheme helps plastics manufacturer install solar, slash electricity costs by nearly $100k/year.

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Goldfields museum mines the sun with 75kW solar array

Victorian government launches 75.4kW solar array installed at Gold Museum at iconic Ballarat tourist centre, Sovereign Hill.

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United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

GreenSync to deliver landmark community-based demand response, energy storage project for United Energy to defer need for network upgrades on Mornington Peninsula.

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How residential demand tariffs could add $1000s to your bill

As residential demand tariffs are rolled out around Australia, we take a look at what they are, how they works, and why many households should avoid them at all costs.

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Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Wannon Water says 800kW wind turbine planned for Portland water reclamation plant will significantly reduce energy costs, pass savings on to customers.

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Can solar work for a motel? It all comes out in the wash

The owner of a Ballarat motel has installed an 83kW rooftop solar system, not just to cut electricity costs, but to slash thousands of dollars off its monthly laundry bill. Here's how.

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