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Tag: "rooftop solar"

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Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland decides against proposed voluntary “buy out” of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange for battery storage, but announces new rules to stop premium tariffs being rorted by batteries.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

Report finds 5kW-plus rooftop solar systems offer best bang for buck, no matter household energy profile – even if all generation exported to grid.

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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.