Continuing Push For Rooftop DC Isolator Requirement Review

Rooftop DC isolator

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There is a growing call for an end to the very unpopular rooftop isolator requirement for solar power system installations in Australia. [Read more…]

Greater Shepparton City Council Reaping The Benefits Of Solar Energy

Greater Shepparton City Council - solar power

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Victoria’s Greater Shepparton City Council is pleased with the performance to date of its most recent solar energy installations. [Read more…]

Coal, Gas, Nuclear – What A Fracked Up Week In Australia

Coal, gas and nuclear power in Australia

Adani’s coal mine another step closer, fracking to kick off in the NT (WA soon too?) and our energy minister hasn’t shut the door on nuclear power. Thank <insert choice of deity here> it’s Friday. [Read more…]

Bifacial Solar Gets A Big Boost In The USA

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Overseas manufacturers of bifacial solar panels will be rejoicing after an announcement from the U.S. Trade Representative that these modules will be excluded from the “Trump solar tariff”. [Read more…]

How Much Rooftop Solar Power Can Be Installed In Australia?

Rooftop solar power in Australia

Ever wondered how much rooftop solar panel capacity could in theory be installed in Australia given the rooftop real estate available in this country? Here’s an answer. [Read more…]

BSG Seeking Land For Bendigo Community Solar Farm

Bendigo Community Solar Farm

Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) is seeking expressions of interest from land owners prepared to lease a section of their properties for the purposes of a large-scale community solar project. [Read more…]

LG Chem Australia Partners With Local Battery Recycler

LG Chem battery recycling Australia

Energy storage manufacturer LG Chem has chosen Envirostream to be the company’s exclusive battery recycling partner in Australia. [Read more…]

How To Take A Factory Off-Grid With Solar And Storage

SolarQuotes founder Finn Peacock chats with Glen Morris from SolarQuip about an interesting project involving taking a small factory off-grid with solar and storage using a very clever approach. [Read more…]

Billionaire Pledges USD$500 Million To Help End U.S. Coal Power

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Entrepreneur, philanthropist and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg is coughing up a big chunk of change to fund an effort to end coal power in the USA. [Read more…]

SA Power Networks Limits Three-Phase Exports To 15kW

Solar power and three-phase in South Australia

If you’re a South Australian who needs three-phase output from your solar power kit, I hope you’ve already made your application to SA Power Networks for approval, because from the end of May, new rules limit three-phase export in that state to 5kW per phase. [Read more…]