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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.

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Regulator reduces small-scale renewables target while solar sales take off

Regulator reduces small-scale renewables target while solar sales take off

The 2017 Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme target has been revealed. So what does this mean for solar installs?

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Norfolk Island has "too much" solar, now it wants storage

Norfolk Island has “too much” solar, now it wants storage

Cash-strapped Norfolk Island looking to storage to mop up excess solar PV, reduce growing “solar debt” and slash its high electricity costs.

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S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

S.A. network says solar plus battery storage to cost just 15c/kWh

SAPN says price of rooftop solar and battery storage will fall to just 15c/kWh for households, less than half the cost of grid power.

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

How a change in electricity market rules could support rooftop solar owners and encourage a more cost effective electricity system.

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A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

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"Sun King" returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

“Sun King” returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

Sun King Zhengrong Shi returns to solar market with ultra-light and ultra-thin solar panels hailed as biggest change in solar market in decades. The new panels can be integrated into roofs and facades and he says are better option than Tesla’s “heavy and rigid” solar tiles.

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CEFC backs 300 new solar powered low-income homes for Sydney

CEFC backs 300 new solar powered low-income homes for Sydney

Another 300 solar powered, energy efficient low-income homes to be built in Sydney, backed by $130m from Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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Rooftop solar installs up 43% in 2017, on back of power market woes

Rooftop solar installs up 43% in 2017, on back of power market woes

Summer of record heat waves and unplanned electricity outages pushes rooftop solar installations up nearly 50% on this time last year.