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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Lord Howe microgrid in doubt as Frydenberg rules out wind turbines

Lord Howe microgrid in doubt as Frydenberg rules out wind turbines

Plans to install a solar, wind and battery microgrid on Lord Howe Island have hit a snag, after an objection to the wind turbines from the federal energy minister.

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German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery maker Sonnen in new partnership with Australian roofing company that is set to launch its own integrated solar tile.

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Rooftop solar: Sydney and other CBDs have barely tapped 'solar goldmines'

Rooftop solar: Sydney and other CBDs have barely tapped ‘solar goldmines’

Sydney’s CBD has huge untapped rooftop solar potential that could save businesses and homes $70m a year on power costs, according to new study that has lessons for all Australia’s capital cities.

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Redflow resumes battery storage deliveries, scores biggest sale

Redflow resumes battery storage deliveries, scores biggest sale

Redflow says it has resumed deliveries after solving a problem with impurities, and has also secured its large contract – for a Pacific Islands hybrid storage installation.

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Tesla says Powerwall 2 battery storage deliveries have begun

Tesla says Powerwall 2 battery storage deliveries have begun

Tesla says installations of its Powerwall 2 home battery systems have begun in Australia, and will ramp up this month.

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Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial

Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial

Qld solar and storage trial goes into third phase, with new retail product – Tariff 14 – designed to help guide customer energy consumption.

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"Nuts" electricity market drives new rooftop solar boom – with side of battery storage

“Nuts” electricity market drives new rooftop solar boom – with side of battery storage

An electricity market “about as bad as you can get” has helped put household solar – and storage – back in the spotlight of Australia’s renewables shift, prompting forecasts of “massive growth.”

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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.