AEMC Shies Away From Solar Electricity Export Charges

Protest against solar electricity export charges

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has ditched a suggestion (for now) that was viewed as an enabler for a “solar tax”, after protest from thousands of solar supporters.

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Solar May Rise From The Ashes At Vales Point

Vales Point Power Station

Vales Point Power Station | Image: Public Domain

A 45MW solar farm could soon be built on an old ash dam at a coal fired power station on the southern shores of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales.

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Standards Australia Bombarded With Home Energy Storage Submissions

Draft AS 5139 Battery Standards

Australian residential battery system standards | Image: Ricinator

Further development of aspects of controversial Australian battery storage standards will be paused after a huge response to the draft of AS 5139.

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Australia’s Redback Technologies To Expand

Redback Technologies - Australia

QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at Redback Technologies HQ

Solar and storage solutions developer Redback Technologies, based at University of Queensland’s Long Pocket campus, plans to boost its workforce significantly over the next 6 months.

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Solar + Battery Storage For The Home Depot

Solar + Tesla Powerpack project - Home Depot

The world’s largest  home improvements retailer is installing solar panels on 50 more of its stores, along with Tesla Powerpack battery storage at some outlets.

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Australian Solar System Interest Index (auSSII) August 2017

Australian solar power statistics

We’re very pleased to publish the first in what will be a monthly report on the current state of solar power interest in Australia – the SolarQuotes auSSII report.

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More Progress On Queensland’s Hayman And Daydream Solar Farms

Solar farms in Queensland

Daydream + Hayman Solar Farm = 2 million solar panels | Image: First Solar

Interconnection agreements have been finalised for Edify Energy’s Daydream and Hayman Solar Farms, which will be connected to Powerlink’s 275kV network near Collinsville in Queensland.

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CEC Challenges Home Battery Storage Standards Overkill

Home solar battery standards in Australia

Separate, external battery enclosures not needed : CEC | Image: samfabersf

Australia’s Clean Energy Council has lodged a submission with Standards Australia in an effort to change draft home battery standards it views as overkill and that will threaten residential energy storage uptake.

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Large-Scale Solar Power On The Horizon In Tasmania?

Renewable energy self-sufficiency in Tasmania
Large-scale solar may find a (limited) place in Tasmania after a pledge by the Hodgman Government to make the state “renewable energy self sufficient” if re-elected in 2018.

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Draft Solar Action Plan For London Released

Solar power in London

London Calling – For More Solar (Apologies To The Clash) | Image: MariaGodfrida

Meeting the Mayor of London’s ambitious zero carbon target will require 1 GW of solar capacity to be installed in the city by 2030 and 2 gigawatts by 2050 – hard targets to reach.

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