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Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.

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Rooftop solar now Queensland's biggest power station

Rooftop solar now Queensland’s biggest power station

Queensland’s 1,805MW of rooftop solar capacity now more than state’s biggest power station, overtaking 1,780MW Gladstone coal plant.

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Off-grid design – consider the variables carefully

Off-grid design – consider the variables carefully

Going off-grid is a big step. It requires careful consideration, good design and engaged users.

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New standard could restrict and add costs to extra solar and battery storage

New standard could restrict and add costs to extra solar and battery storage

New Australia-wide standard gives networks power to limit size of household solar systems – and could push up prices for AC-coupled battery storage products from Tesla, Enphase, Selectronic and others.

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Solar + Tesla battery storage offered in new-build Queensland homes

Solar + Tesla battery storage offered in new-build Queensland homes

Metricon becomes latest Australian housing developer to offer rooftop solar and storage as optional extra in new-build homes in Queensland.

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The “off-grid” guy is not happy with his off-grid system

The “off-grid” guy is not happy with his off-grid system

“Off-grid guy” Michael Mobbs is so frustrated by the poor performance of his off-grid system in inner Sydney terrace house that he has decided to junk it and is calling for new proposals. It is a salutary lesson for others wishing to follow.

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Solar and battery storage set to power Victorian water plant

Solar and battery storage set to power Victorian water plant

North East Water launches tender for solar and battery storage system to power Yackandandah water treatment plant – testing the water for the entire national sector.

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Sydney Markets completes 640kW solar car park, nears 1MW of capacity

Sydney Markets completes 640kW solar car park, nears 1MW of capacity

Sydney Markets unveils purpose-built 640kW solar car park, taking total installed capacity to 910kW, with more to come.

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Energy goes local as utility people strike out on their own

Energy goes local as utility people strike out on their own

Recently, Adrian Merrick predicted an imminent “inflection point” for big utilities. Now he’s about to put his theory into practice.

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My first weeks with rooftop solar and battery storage

My first weeks with rooftop solar and battery storage

A little over six months after I moved into a new home I have installed a combination of rooftop solar and battery storage. It’s amazing what a little bit of storage can achieve.

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Blackout sparks demand boost as consumers seek reliability in solar and battery storage

Blackout sparks demand boost as consumers seek reliability in solar and battery storage

While politicians question renewables reliability after South Australia’s blackout, consumer interest in solar and battery storage has spiked.