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Are Off Peak Hot Water Tariffs A Waste Of Time For Solar Owners?

Off peak hot water tariffs and solar power

Last week Finn got me into hot water.  He did this by referring me to a study called::

“Analysis of electricity consumption and thermal storage of domestic electric water heating systems to utilize excess PV generation”

Let me translate that from Academeze into English for you:

Are electric hot water systems any good at soaking up excess solar electricity?

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More Cash For Brisbane Clubs To Go Solar

Brisbane clubs - solar energy

More clubs in the Brisbane City Council local government area will have solar panels installed under its Resilient Clubs Support Program. [Continue reading…]

Australian Solar Prices: October 2021 Update

Australian solar price report - October

Australians in some states were paying more for solar power systems in September 2021, but still getting a bargain given the benefits solar energy brings.

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Wind Power Supports More Solar Energy In VIC’s Golden Plains

Solar panels - Golden Plains Shire

A bunch of community buildings in Victoria’s Golden Plains Shire now have solar panels thanks to a local wind farm.

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Nemy: Telling You When Electricity Is Green (And Cheap)

nemy - a nifty way to monitor electricity prices and the energy mix

Take a couple of electrical engineers sharing a home, add lockdown boredom, and what you might get is a nifty way of using electricity market information to help customers consume electricity when it’s green. And where their electricity retailer passes on real time wholesale electricity prices, cheap.

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Remote Rooftop Solar Power Management For WA’s SWIS

Remote solar disconnection in Western Australia

Energy Policy WA has kicked off a discussion on the introduction of remote rooftop solar management capability for new installations in Western Australia – and it could be introduced quite soon.

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Big Community Battery Proposed For Phillip Island

Phillip Island community battery

A proposed community battery energy storage system for Victoria’s Phillip Island has been announced by AusNet Services and Mondo.

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LG Chem To Produce Plastic Solar Panel Frames

Plastic solar panel frames - LG Chem

South Korea’s LG Chem has announced it has developed a plastic material that can replace the aluminium frames used in solar panels.

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Thinking Going Off-Grid In The City? Perhaps Think Again

Going off-grid in the city with solar energy and batteries

Many Australians are keen to cut ties with electricity companies by installing solar panels and batteries with view to taking their homes entirely off the grid. And who could blame them?

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Western Power Pursuing Disconnected Microgrid Project

Western Power - Disconnected Microgrid

Western Power is seeking registrations of interest to develop its first renewables-based disconnected microgrid in either the Mid-West, Wheatbelt or Great Southern region of Western Australia.

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