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STC change 'perfect storm' for rooftop PV

STC change ‘perfect storm’ for rooftop PV

Changes to the STC system could result in the ‘perfect storm’ for rooftop solar, warn solar developers.

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Former Duke CEO: US grid will be ‘blank sheet of paper'

Former Duke CEO: US grid will be ‘blank sheet of paper’

Former Duke CEO Jim Rogers calls for “de-coupling on steroids” in order to get utilities prepared to rewrite the future.

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Mixed Greens: NSW aged care facility joins solar club

Mixed Greens: NSW aged care facility joins solar club

Yass Valley Aged Care to save $50k/year with 100kW solar PV system; Vestas posts first quarterly profit since 2011; NSW winery taps solar.

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Don't like solar PV? Ban new installations

Don’t like solar PV? Ban new installations

That’s what Hawaiian Electric Company did to stop the solar PV stampede on its grid. But has this let the self-storage genie out of the bottle?

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3GW: The when, where and how of Australia's solar milestone

3GW: The when, where and how of Australia’s solar milestone

This month, Australia reached 3GW of rooftop solar. So who is installing solar PV, where are they installing it, and how have the systems changed?

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Macquarie Bank funds solar leasing for public housing ... in Britain

Macquarie Bank funds solar leasing for public housing … in Britain

The Australian bank gives UK public-housing contractor as much as $197 million to fund $0 upfront solar installations across Britain. Will Australia follow?

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People power: Rooftop solar PV reaches 3GW in Australia

People power: Rooftop solar PV reaches 3GW in Australia

Rooftop solar in Australia has broken through the 3GW level, with penetration rates at one-quarter of homes in SA. New study finds that rooftop PV provided 28% of electricity in the state, 9.4% of NEM-wide demand on ‘Solar Sunday’ in September.

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Middle class homeowners leading US rooftop solar revolution

Middle class homeowners leading US rooftop solar revolution

New study shows more than 60% of US rooftop solar installations are occurring in suburbs with median incomes ranging from $40,000 to $90,000.

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Why networks need a thin pipe to keep solar guerrillas at bay

Why networks need a thin pipe to keep solar guerrillas at bay

Networks are facing the biggest challenge to their business model since poles and wires were first erected a century ago. It will need new concepts such as a ‘thin pipe’ model to control costs, retain customers and avoid having stranded assets. Otherwise, they will fall victim to solar ‘guerrillas’.

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Stanwell blames solar for decline in fossil fuel baseload

Stanwell blames solar for decline in fossil fuel baseload

Queensland government owned generator says rooftop solar is cutting demand and lowering prices. It hopes LNG industry can deliver a ‘resurgence’ in coal-fired generation.

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Energex says rooftop solar is trashing its business model

Energex says rooftop solar is trashing its business model

Queensland network operator Energex has conceded that its century-old business model is under threat from the increased use of rooftop solar, and a growing interest among its 1.3 million consumers to produce and manage their own energy needs. It’s not the only network operator to feel the heat.