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Stunning four-fold increase in big rooftop arrays as business stampedes to solar

Stunning four-fold increase in big rooftop arrays as business stampedes to solar

Clean Energy Regulator sees industrial and commercial solar adding a combined 100MW-plus to grid in 2018, as it sets off on a “j-shaped” growth curve.

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Australian rooftop solar boom rolls on - 351MW in first quarter

Australian rooftop solar boom rolls on – 351MW in first quarter

Rooftop solar installation boom continues in March, and total for first quarter is more than one third more than the previous record as households and business respond to soaring grid prices.

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Powershop, Diamond lead "new breed" of people-focused power retailers

Powershop, Diamond lead “new breed” of people-focused power retailers

Upstart electricity retailers Powershop and Diamond Energy again win 5-star rankings in independent Green Energy Guide. AGL, meanwhile, earned itself an elephant stamp.

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Sydney Markets takes rooftop solar to massive 3MW – maybe more to come

Sydney Markets takes rooftop solar to massive 3MW – maybe more to come

Sydney Markets adds another 2.2MW PV array to take total rooftop solar capacity to more than 3MW, says there’s room to go bigger.

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Germany’s VARTA enters Australia battery market, with eye on aggregation

Germany’s VARTA enters Australia battery market, with eye on aggregation

German battery storage specialist VARTA enters Australia market, attracted by huge solar uptake and growing push to “aggregated” systems.

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It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

It takes a village: How community will make (or break) shift to renewables

Two separate reports illustrate the vital role communities will play in the success or failure of Australia’s shift to a renewable powered grid.

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Australian homes, business installed 6.5 solar panels per minute in 2017

Australian homes, business installed 6.5 solar panels per minute in 2017

It’s official: CER data says Australian homes and businesses installed record total of 1057MW of solar, mostly on rooftops, in 2017.

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Adelaide Uni to add 2MWh vanadium battery system, 1.2MW solar

Adelaide Uni to add 2MWh vanadium battery system, 1.2MW solar

University to install 1.2MW of solar and a 0.5MW/2MWh vanadium flow redox battery system, cut its grid electricity consumption by 40%.

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Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens Australia’s largest floating solar farm, could add storage

Lismore opens country’s biggest solar farm, and flags five fold increase in size and may add battery storage. The unique community funding model forms a key part of city’s push for 100 per cent renewable energy by 2023.

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Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh “peak” tariff for solar exports between 3pm and 8pm – a move that is likely to increase the business case for household battery storage.

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Solar unlimited: How to use inverters to get past export limits

Solar unlimited: How to use inverters to get past export limits

Solar panel system owners are becoming more and more ambitious about what they want from their PV systems, and are now installing 10kW + PV arrays and over-sizing their inverters.