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Tag: "rooftop solar"

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Boom in rooftop PV shifting peaks, and taking market operator by surprise

Boom in rooftop PV shifting peaks, and taking market operator by surprise

AEMO report shows rooftop solar reducing and shifting peaks, and likely to gather pace as costs fall and grid prices rise.

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Bernardi goes solar to "keep the lights on," but did he get storage?

Bernardi goes solar to “keep the lights on,” but did he get storage?

SA Senator Cory Bernardi has installed 12kW of solar at his family home – but will it keep the lights on?

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Australian rooftop solar installs hit 93MW in May, highest since 2012

Australian rooftop solar installs hit 93MW in May, highest since 2012

Australian households and businesses are installing rooftop solar PV at record rate, with May total the highest since 2012 and year-to-date the highest ever.

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Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

One of Australia’s biggest shopping centre owners, SCA Property Group, signs 10-year deal to power four sites cross NSW and SA with a combined total of 2.9MW of rooftop PV.

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Queensland may change solar tariffs to match peak demand

Queensland may change solar tariffs to match peak demand

Queensland Competition Authority directed to investigate the potential benefits – for both networks and consumers – of introducing of time-of-use solar tariffs.

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AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL tests household energy trading using blockchain in Melbourne pilot

AGL-led, ARENA-backed pilot to test P2P energy trading between households using blockchain technology.

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AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

In what’s being called a “breakthrough moment”, AEMO and ARENA team up to provide 100MW demand response capacity to meet next summer’s critical peaks. The program will focus on technologies like solar and storage in a way previously ignored by policy makers.

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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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Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave

Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave

Rooftop solar likely saved nearly $1 billion in electricity costs during the February heatwave in NSW, as well as helping to keep the lights on. But solar households and businesses got little reward for their contribution.

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NSW rooftop solar export tariffs could double from July

NSW rooftop solar export tariffs could double from July

Recommended feed in tariff for NSW solar households more than doubles to range of 11.6c/kWh to 14.6c/kWh, reflecting jump in wholesale prices that will affect grid prices.

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Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

While Turnbull pedals Australian coal as a solution to India’s electrification problems, study finds Mumbai could source half its peak power needs from rooftop solar.