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Battery storage? Australia's rooftop solar boom has only just begun

Battery storage? Australia’s rooftop solar boom has only just begun

The buzz might be about batteries, but the mass adoption of solar PV by Australian homes – and the efficient use of this asset – has only just begun, as prices reach levels that appeal to the late majority, and as early adopters look to upsize their systems.

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Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

The new product, available to U.K. online customers, will retail from £3,000 for a standalone battery, or from £6,925 for the solar panel-plus-battery package.

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One-quarter of Australian homes now have solar

One-quarter of Australian homes now have solar

Roy Morgan research shows almost one in four Australian households own solar panels – almost one-third in South Australia.

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Australia rooftop solar market remains static with 56MW installed in April

Australia rooftop solar market remains static with 56MW installed in April

Rooftop solar installations in Australia remained static in April with a total of 56MW installed for the month – 11% less than this time last year.

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Solar and storage could be standard for new housing estates: ARENA

Solar and storage could be standard for new housing estates: ARENA

Ground-breaking residential solar plus storage trial launched in WA, using approach ARENA chief says could become standard practice for new housing estates.

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Qld energy minister says rooftop solar will soon be biggest generator

Qld energy minister says rooftop solar will soon be biggest generator

Rooftop solar could soon beat coal as Queensland’s biggest electricity generator, says energy minister Mark Bailey, making the state a template for battery storage uptake.

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Poll finds majority would support party proposing solar on every rooftop

Poll finds majority would support party proposing solar on every rooftop

Poll finds most Australians would favor parties who promoted maximum uptake of rooftop solar and battery storage, and strong commitment to large-scale solar and wind.

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Australian solar PV market charts worst start to year since 2012

Australian solar PV market charts worst start to year since 2012

January 2016 marks worst start to year for solar PV in Australia since 2012, with volumes down across almost all states and system sizes.

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Residential solar passes grid parity in 20 US states, to reach 42 by 2020

Residential solar passes grid parity in 20 US states, to reach 42 by 2020

California, Hawaii and Massachusetts lead the nation for the economic competitiveness of solar PV.

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US tax deal 'massive' game changer for solar – and battery storage

US tax deal ‘massive’ game changer for solar – and battery storage

Likely passage of US solar tax credit extension sends solar stocks soaring, as analysts predict game-changing growth that’s likely to take battery storage with it.

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Mark Group, Solgen merge in move to corner Australian rooftop solar market

Mark Group, Solgen merge in move to corner Australian rooftop solar market

Rooftop solar installer Mark Group and commercial solar leader Solgen have merged, in a bid to capture a leading share of Australia’s rooftop solar installation market.