Pace of renewables shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up

Responding to climate change, networks of decision-makers, such as the C40 collective of major cities, have begun adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind.

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Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia's proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be "thrown into chaos.”

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Bruny retirees love their solar power 

John Kobylec believed that installation of a solar system at his Bruny Island retirement home would be prohibitively expensive, but is now a now total convert.

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‘Smart home’ gadgets: Not always the easy answer to cutting bills

Research suggests some "smart" devices can wind up increasing household energy usage, rather than cutting it.

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Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Euro Solar forced to surrender STCs or replace PV modules after being found to have installed non-compliant solar panels, as part of a Clean Energy Regulator crackdown on Australia's rooftop solar industry.

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“Ice battery” air-con technology set to cool Australian homes – and peak power demand

Solar hot water company Apricus inks distribution deal for US "ice battery" + air-con technology that could cool Australian homes, and cut power bills.

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Rooftop solar continues record year, even as STC price fall kicks in

With another 93MW solar added to Australian homes and business in July, Sunwiz declares market to be "level – at exceptionally high levels."

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NSW Aboriginal Housing Office to put solar on 970 properties

NSW government's Aboriginal Housing Office wants to install solar on 970 of its properties in the state's west, where tenants are suffering "extreme energy hardship."

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How much will a Tesla Model 3 cost in Australia?

The best way to estimate the prices is to use Tesla’s own configuration prices for the USA/Aus Model S and then scale them for the lower numbers.

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Will solar powered cars ever be real?

The Sunswift team has designed and built Eve to be registered as a road legal sports car, representing a shift in solar powered transport from conceptual to commercial vehicle standards.

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