What’s a partial off-grid solar plus storage system?

Going partially off-grid is a smart alternative for homes who want to become completely energy self sufficient. So how's it done?

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Tesla unveils solar island, in first bite at global microgrid market

Tesla and SolarCity have unveiled their first microgrid project – 1.4MW solar PV plus 6MWh of Tesla battery storage on the American Samoa island of Ta'u.

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Solar powered water supply a step closer for Mt Isa

Plans to use solar power to pump water to the Queensland town of Mt Isa from a reservoir 70km away have progressed to the design stage.

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P2P energy sharing start-up brings Brooklyn Microgrid smarts to Australia

US pioneers of blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading, LO3, set up in Byron Bay with plans to trial its TransActive Grid technology in Australia.

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City of Sydney powers up rooftop trigen plant in effort to quit coal

After years in the planning, City of Sydney's 1.4MW rooftop trigeneration plant is in full swing, powering, heating and cooling Town Hall and Town Hall House.

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Solar Choice PV price index: Why bigger could be better

Average solar system prices for Australia’s capital cities rose slightly between September and October, mostly among smaller systems.

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Senior Google executive installs first Redflow ZCell at off-grid property

The first customer installation of Redflow's residential battery storage offering – the ZCell – has been completed at an off-grid property south of Adelaide.

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WA farm taps vanadium flow battery storage, solar – an Australian first

A farm near Busselton WA has installed a 100kWh vanadium redox flow battery with solar to avoid paying for a new connection to the grid.

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Selecting storage solutions in residential PV systems

Combining PV with a storage solution, homeowners gain from a variety of possibilities and benefits. However, it is important to know how to select the right kind of storage solution..

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When should I discharge my battery to maximise my return on investment?

Should battery storage be discharged during peak only, and is it worth discharging during off-peak periods in order to maximise solar soak-up?

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