Why some customers could be better off with no solar feed in tariff

IPART says beware of retailers offering high solar tariffs - some customers might be better off going with retailer that offers no tariff because of other not-so-hidden charges.

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Solar-powered irrigation gives farmers a quick return on investment

A large scale farming irrigation system using renewable energy is providing significant fuel savings over traditional diesel or grid-powered pumps.

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Australia’s ‘greenest’ hotel pioneers strata fees for solar, and an EV charging station

Port Macquarie Hotel that is 100% carbon neutral uses strata fees to generate 16% return on rooftop solar panels on its roof - rather than sitting in a bank - and even hosts a Tesla charging station.

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Sydney office building overhaul adds 99kW raised rooftop solar plant

Photon Energy Australia installs 99kW raised solar system on office building in Macquarie Park, Sydney, as part of a major renovation.

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Council installs co-gen units at public pools to cut costs, emissions

Darebin Council chooses natural gas cogen – instead of solar – as part of major energy retrofit at its two community pools that will save it $100k a year.

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How IKEA plans to go 100% renewables in Australia by 2020, and save money

Only one big corporate in Australia has vowed to go 100 per cent renewable energy. And IKEA, which appears to be more than half way there, says it is saving money doing so.

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Tassie raspberry farm freezes costs with 50kW solar array

A raspberry farm in Tasmania's Derwent Valley has installed a 50kW solar system in a paddock to help bring down growing energy costs.

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Canberra Hospital to get 500kW solar system, in $3.3m govt upgrade

ACT government to install 500kW solar system at Canberra Hospital as part of a $3.3m energy upgrade that will save it $490k a year on energy bills.

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Alice Springs Airport nears 100% renewables with new solar array

Alice Springs Airport will soon have one of the largest airport solar systems in Australia, with plans to install more than 1000 PV panels on the roof of a shaded long-term parking bay.

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Financing secured for biggest rooftop solar array for an Australian school

Canberra's Amaroo School will soon host the ACT's largest rooftop solar array, a 600kW installation that will help power the 1,750-student facility.

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