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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year’s not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far…

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Busting more myths about South Australia's wind and solar

Busting more myths about South Australia’s wind and solar

The recent performance of wind and solar in South Australia – 63 per cent of consumption – dispels a few myths around renewables and makes a nonsense of the proposed National Energy Guarantee.

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NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.

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Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Confusion over RET regulation changes has revealed large cracks in the faith of the renewable energy industry, which – still recovering from the Abbott years – is spooked by the National Energy Guarantee, and possible future policy changes, just as the market is hitting its stride.

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Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Australia adds 107MW rooftop solar in October as 2017 heads for record year

Commercial solar growth helps push Australia’s total PV installs to 107MW in October, almost guaranteeing 1GW record for 2017.

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We need to talk about rooftop solar

We need to talk about rooftop solar

So you’ve installed rooftop solar – but is it performing as well as you expected? A new APVI web-based survey aims to help improve the quality of PV system components, installations and system designs.

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Ausgrid turns to rooftop solar to save on network costs

Ausgrid turns to rooftop solar to save on network costs

Ausgrid offers big incentives for rooftop solar in Sydney, so it can save on network costs. It’s a welcome change from the usual narrative about how rooftop solar is a burden to networks and consumers. Are battery storage and micro-grids next?

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Rooftop solar installer caught out for fraudulent STC creation

Rooftop solar installer caught out for fraudulent STC creation

Clean energy regulator takes action against solar company found to have installed rooftop PV systems without compliant Certificates of Electrical Safety.

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"Shame on you:" Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

“Shame on you:” Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

60 Minutes interview reveals Australia’s energy and environment minister has not installed rooftop solar at his family home – and why.

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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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How rooftop solar is saving billions on energy bills for all consumers

How rooftop solar is saving billions on energy bills for all consumers

New study highlights billions of dollars saved through rooftop solar installations, as ACCC defends manipulation of markets by major generators as “rational behaviour”, says nothing can be done about “gold plating” of networks, and argues against measures to encourage more renewables.