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Rooftop solar: Grid parity coming in more than half of US states

Rooftop solar: Grid parity coming in more than half of US states

For more than 120 years, homes and businesses have been buying electricity. Now rooftop solar is changing the way hundreds of thousands of homeowners get energy.

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Melbourne Zoo installs 100kW solar for elephants, baboons, humans

Melbourne Zoo installs 100kW solar for elephants, baboons, humans

Melbourne Zoo officially carbon neutral after installing 101.2kW of solar PV to power elephant and baboon enclosures, and head office and shop.

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Origin Energy to reboot solar strategy, including storage, EVs

Origin Energy to reboot solar strategy, including storage, EVs

Origin Energy looks to reboot solar strategy, including household PPA’s and EVs, but large scale renewables will likely only happen overseas.

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UBS: Time to join the solar, EV, storage revolution

UBS: Time to join the solar, EV, storage revolution

UBS says payback time for combined EV plus solar plus battery storage will be as low as 6 years by 2020 – unsubsidised. This means centralised fossil fuel generation will become “dinosaurs” – inflexible and irrelevant, even as back-up. “Large scale power stations could be on a path to extinction”.

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Solar for renters: Prepaid meter technology targets untapped PV market

Solar for renters: Prepaid meter technology targets untapped PV market

Prepaid Solar says time right to tap one of Australia’s largest solar markets – the estimated 1.8 million vacant rooftops of the residential rental market.

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Hunt launches personal attack on head of Australian solar lobby

Hunt launches personal attack on head of Australian solar lobby

Federal environment minister Greg Hunt calls ASC chief a ‘total failure’ and ‘utterly partisan,’ as solar lobby begins marginal seats campaign.

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Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to add 5,000MW solar by 2019

Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to add 5,000MW solar by 2019

India state works on renewable energy policy that would see 5,000MW of solar power and 4,000MW of wind energy installed by 2019.

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Brace yourself for Solargeddon

Brace yourself for Solargeddon

Despite all our efforts, despite the jobs losses, despite the facts, despite the undeniable climate logic, tragically the Solargeddon is a big step closer.

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Would you rather own or lease your rooftop solar?

Would you rather own or lease your rooftop solar?

Own or lease your rooftop solar? Homeowners in Australia and the United States take opposite approaches.

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Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom

Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom

Tony Abbott’s renewed attacked on the renewable energy industry might be bad news for wind and large scale solar, but it could spark another ‘solar-coaster’ as households and small businesses rush to install rooftop PV systems before the remaining incentives are closed.

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Greenpeace slams Big 3 "dirty" energy retailers

Greenpeace slams Big 3 “dirty” energy retailers

Greenpeace slams “dirty” Big 3 retailers for attacking renewables, and launches green electricity guide for consumers.