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Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Record low solar panel prices, and the ratcheting-down or removal of policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial rooftop solar markets – but also prompting warnings to consumers to avoid the lure of cheap and nasty products, and installers.

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Tesla's price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

Tesla’s price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power

New pricing for Tesla Powerwall suggests solar and battery storage now competitive with grid power. For about $16,000, consumers can slash their grid bill to almost nothing and not worry about blackouts. The strategic and commercial implications are marvellous or frightening, depending on your vested interest.

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Which Chinese solar manufacturers will survive module price crunch?

Which Chinese solar manufacturers will survive module price crunch?

As solar module prices crash, Deutsche Bank report suggests some of China’s Big Six PV makers could struggle to survive.

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Former coal boss seeks approval for 300MW solar plant in Port Augusta

Former coal boss seeks approval for 300MW solar plant in Port Augusta

Former head of Hazelwood coal generator proposes 300MW PV plant, possibly storage, as part of major renewables push.

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Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

Stunning price falls could spark another gold rush for US solar PV market

Desutsche Bank says falling solar PV module prices in US – down potentially 40% in just two quarters – could spark 2017 “gold rush.”

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Solar shading, and what to do about it

Solar shading, and what to do about it

Solar shading are dirty words to the solar industry. Is it possible to beat shading and boost the output of a solar system?

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Largest solar array installed at an Australian winery passes half-way mark

Largest solar array installed at an Australian winery passes half-way mark

AGL chief says 1.4MW solar PV array across Yalumba wineries in SA shows how distributed energy empowers business, offering greater control of energy use and costs, resilience during system failures.

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Perovskite breakthrough may fast-track new solar PV technology

Perovskite breakthrough may fast-track new solar PV technology

Researchers at NREL claim breakthrough in development of perovskite solar PV that tops 10% efficiency and could also fast-track commercialisation of the technology.

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Rooftop solar installs hit highest monthly level since July, 2015

Rooftop solar installs hit highest monthly level since July, 2015

Australian solar installs in September reached their highest levels in more than a year, boosted by commercial uptake in South Australia.

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Video of the Day: World's first manned solar helicopter flight

Video of the Day: World’s first manned solar helicopter flight

University of Maryland students say they have achieved an aviation first, getting their manned, solar powered helicopter off the ground.

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City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip to save $44,000/year on electricity costs with installation of 172kW solar on the roof of St Kilda Town Hall.