Made in the shade: Solar + storage = two EVs in leafy suburbs of Melbourne

Rooftop solar and storage system installed in leafy Victorian suburb overcame shading problems to produce and store enough solar energy to power two electric vehicles, including a Tesla.

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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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The sweet spot for battery storage? How the numbers stack up

There is a lot of talk about the ability of battery storage to take households and businesses off the grid. But how do the numbers for battery storage stack up for the majority that will remain connected to the grid?

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A Tesla’s 9,000kms journey through Queensland without super-charger network – Part 4

Our intrepid Tesla Model S owner continues his trip north in Queensland in this final part of the series. Defying the naysayers in pursuit of a three-phase socket and a suitable charging point.

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Australian lead acid battery maker Ecoult enters commercial, residential market

Ecoult, Australian maker of lead acid "ultra" battery, to take on lithium-ion rivals with commercial and residential battery storage products.

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Five things active monitoring will tell you about your solar PV panels

Gone are the days when monitoring consisted of a simple hourly graph showing how much energy your solar system is generating, leaving you to work out what the information meant.

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The 5×4 concept: How Melbourne photographer leads world in zero carbon living

Photographer Ralph Alphonso had planned to turn a small inner city property space - just 5 metres by 4 metres - next to his inner city photographic studio in east Melbourne into a car port with a roof. Instead, after prompting from his father, he came up with a better idea.

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Enphase makes global battery storage launch in Australia, storage trial with SA network

Another US battery storage developer chooses Australia to launch battery storage products. Enphase says its 1.25kWh modular unit will beat grid prices from the outset. It has also signed a battery storage trial agreement with the South Australian grid operator.

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Tesla journey through Queensland: Charging up with wind power

In Part 3 of this Tesla's 9,000kms odyssey through Queensland, without a super-charging network, we learn how the car plugged into the only wind farm in the state.

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Strawbale house: thermal efficiency, solar hydronic heating and great acoustics

The largest straw-bale home in the southern hemisphere has solar hydronic heating and excellent acoustics - a great asset for people in the audio and music business.

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