Household and business rooftop solar PV forecasts – state by state

AEMO's state by state, medium and long term solar PV forecasts have been upgraded significantly from last year in almost every instance.

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Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.

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Budget 2015: Coalition opens solar market to “Tony’s Tradies”

The tax break offered by the Abbott government to "Tony's Tradies" could see big lift in rooftops solar installations. This comes as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says it will lift its forecast PV installations in Australia. It imagines every available building to have solar by 2030.

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NSW vineyard going solar with one of Australia’s first commercial PPAs

Tyrrell's Wines to host one of Australia’s first commercial solar power purchase projects, with installation of 350kW PV system at Hunter Valley vineyard.

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Getting by in Sydney blackouts with a little help from solar and storage

Sydney storm has made us realise how much we rely on electricity for so many things and how much we take it for granted.

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Sydney car dealership installs 100kW solar, LEDs for 65% power cut

100kW solar array installed at Sydney car dealership, including parking area, to help cut power bills by half.

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Tech guru Simon Hackett installs storage to take office complex off-grid

Australian battery technology developer Redflow says it has made the first Australian sale of its commercial large scale energy storage system, albeit to its own company director Simon Hackett, the tech guru who will install it in a renovated office complex in Adelaide as part of longer term plans to take the office off-grid. Redflow […]

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How your local McDonalds could become zero net energy store

Not many people associate fast food with clean energy. But that’s exactly what one of the largest quick-service restaurants in the world is exploring. RMI recently completed a net-zero-energy study for McDonald’s, which explores how to offset the energy consumption of an entire restaurant with renewable energy. Working alongside the net-zero-energy visionaries at New Buildings Institute (NBI) and […]

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Commercial solar market surges, but still less than 3% businesses connected

A new website has been launched to help Australia’s solar industry shift its focus from the household market to the relatively untapped market of commercial solar installations. Developed by solar analysts SunWiz and launched on Thursday, the commercial solar database has gathered data on more than 3,500 solar projects to give the industry a better […]

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Developers to use storage to keep new housing estates off grid

The rapid change in the way electricity is delivered to customers is about to be highlighted by a new project that will see a new housing estate built without being connected to the grid. The idea has the support of the government of South Australia, a state which already sources 40 per cent of its […]

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