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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.

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SA rooftop solar installs surge after statewide blackout

SA rooftop solar installs surge after statewide blackout

New data suggests SA’s September blackout rekindled the state’s love affair with rooftop solar, spurring a more than 17% uptick in installations from October to December 2016.

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Opal Solar named as major sponsor for NRL premiers, Cronulla Sharks

Opal Solar named as major sponsor for NRL premiers, Cronulla Sharks

In an 11th-hour deal, Opal Solar has secured prime real-estate on the jerseys of NRL premiers the Cronulla Sharks as their 2017 Naming Rights Partner.

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Victoria solar feed-in tariff more than doubles to 11.3c/kWh

Victoria solar feed-in tariff more than doubles to 11.3c/kWh

Victoria solar households to get big lift in payments for exports to the grid, but Greens say households still being sold short.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

Report shows 4,143MW solar PV installed in US in Q3 2016, at rate of 1MW every 32 minutes. Q4 on track to beat record again.