Western Australia

Off-grid school Australia’s first to run 100% on solar, battery storage

New-build, off-grid school north of Perth, Western Australia, becomes first in Australia to be powered completely by rooftop solar and battery storage.

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WA trials Tesla battery on suburban grid in top solar postcode, Mandurah

WA government sets ball rolling on a “shared storage” trial that will install a 105kW/420kWh Tesla battery on the grid in Meadow Springs, a suburb of the state's top solar postcode, Mandurah.

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WA energy minister mulls home battery incentives, in solar tariff review

WA energy minister to review solar tariffs, and possible incentives to boost battery uptake, as the state's rooftop PV market continues to boom.

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WA council proposes solar loans, rebates to boost rooftop installs

WA council weighs local government incentives as residential rooftop solar installs fall well behind state average.

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WA council to install 200kW solar system at aquatic centre, save $73k a year

City of Mandurah to save around $73,000 a year on power costs with the installation of a 200kW solar system at sports and aquatic centre.

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Horizon Power extends WA off-grid solar and storage trial

WA network operator to take more remote regional customers off grid, with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel, after success of 2016 pilot.

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WA solar installer teams with EV company to offer “complete package”

Infinite Energy says partnership with JET Charge will "complete the picture" for customers, adding EV charging to solar, battery storage and retail electricity offering.

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Stand-alone solar and battery storage trial kicks off in rural WA

WA utility Western Power has installed six stand-alone solar and battery storage power around the state as part of $4m pilot project investigating how electricity can be delivered to rural and remote customers.

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What’s driving regional West Australians off the grid? A solar installer’s view

WA solar installer says increasing consumer concern about future risk – both in terms of what power bills will look like, and the services they’re going to get from the grid – is shifting attitudes to going off grid in regional areas.

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Synergy proposes ‘sun tax’ on WA solar households

A proposal by Western Australia’s state-owned electricity provider, Synergy, to effectively double the charge to connect the state’s more than 191,000 solar households to the grid has been slammed as unfair and counter-productive.

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