Victorian aged care facility to save $40k a year with solar

A Mildura not-for-profit aged care facility is projected to save $40,000 a year after installing just under 100kW of solar on its rooftops – an investment that will be paid off in under three years.

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Remote Qld resort taps solar, starting with PV-powered tourist boats

Adels Grove eco-resort in remote western Queensland wasn't allowed to use outboard motors, so it invested in two solar-powered boats for tourist excursions.

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‘Use it or (almost) lose it’: Why Australia is a key energy storage market

Among the many inverter and battery storage technologies on show at the All-Energy Australia conference and exhibition last week in Melbourne was a few of the latest offerings from Israeli inverter company, SolarEdge. SolarEdge, which like many other big players in this sector, has lately turned its focus to developing inverter technology that supports solar […]

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A ‘green’ death: standalone power for NSW crematorium provides carbon neutral funerals

With the energy requirements for a cremator, small cool room, air conditioners, mortuary and processing equipment all being run from a battery bank, the environmentally conscious can now protect the planet even after death.

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Aldi puts first solar on store in Tweed Heads, others to follow

Aldi becomes latest retail chain to begin installing rooftop solar, as commercial solar market shows signs of maturity in Australia.

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SunEdison targets Australian market with exclusive panel offering

After a horror couple of months, SunEdison launches onto Australian market with exclusive offer of low-cost, high efficiency solar panel.

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California’s capitol buildings move to 100% renewable energy

California to move government buildings to 100% renewable energy across the state.

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Stockland to add big solar arrays to three more shopping centres

Stockland contemplates another three MW-scale rooftop solar arrays on its shopping centres, including what could be the largest array on an Australian car-park facility.

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NSW Riverina shire installs 416kW solar across 14 council sites

Shire of Corowa in NSW Riverina region is powering most of its local government buildings and facilities with more than 700,000kWh a year of solar power.

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Woolworths builds solar portfolio to 1.2MW, well short of 320MW mooted in 2010

Woolworths has quietly installed 1.2MW of rooftop solar, but it is well short of the 320MW potential it identified five years ago.

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