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Victoria solar feed-in tariff to be slashed to 5c/kWh in 2016

The Andrews state government has been making some of the right noises but this move by ESC( Essential Services Commission) shows loud attention is needed to reverse this kind of nasty bias against renewables. >more> RenewEconomy

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Turning Japan’s Abandoned Golf Courses into Solar Plants

Now here’s a stranded asset for you, until recently, almost hallowed ground. With the likes of GE Finance behind it, wouldn’t you think they’d make PV panels a continuous roof, rainwater collection, elevated, with accommodation underneath which might even be … Continue reading

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Government support for electricity storage – what must be done

…zero grid import at around 70kWh, same size as anentry level Tesla car battery pack. Zero grid import household will use grid like a petrol generator, only relying on it very rarely. The household will have an oversized solar system and … Continue reading

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Adding an EV cut the payback point of our solar panel investment in half

Here’s a story from USA with 2011 prices for solar PV,  big bucks but…”That works out to $2,400 a year in gasoline savings and when added to the $2,500 in electricity bills we’re no longer paying each year, you get … Continue reading

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Solar-powered public EV charging station opens in NSW – Australia’s first

NSW coastal shire of Ballina has become Australia’s first to boast a solar-powered public electric vehicle (EV) charging station, with the launch on Thursday of a 45kW “car shade” installation in a town south of Byron Bay…PV/EV charging station, installed … Continue reading

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Historic goldfields school strikes solar gold with community-funded system

Chewton Primary School – located in the historic goldfields region in central Victoria – has struck gold as it received large financial support from the community to help install a 4kW rooftop solar system. Over $3,000 of online donations and over $2,000 … Continue reading

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Canberra solar owners offered storage with sell and buy against high/low spot price

National roll out is expected after this proving trial but here’s an example of how much the electricity supply business is about to change. It’s a system which automatically exports battery power to the grid when prices are high and … Continue reading

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Solar grid parity – why Australia leads the world

Our solar PV prices are now so low, while our retail electricity prices are so high that we’re actually leading the world!! Almost makes you feel sorry for our contrarian, denialist leaders. >readmore> RenewEconomy

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Hanwha Q Cells PV One Of Denmark’s Largest Retirement Homes

What’s remarkable is that this installation is as big as 345kW or 30% of size of LoyYangB(the one other than Hazelwood owned by Gdf-SUEZ)! Is it time we held our breath  in anticipation of such an initiative here, for so … Continue reading

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How rooftop solarPV keeps electricity $ down:

For Victoria, the real peak demand reached 10,465 MW, on 14 Jan 2014, which is slightly higher than the level reached back in in the lead up to Black Saturday in January 2009. “Solar PV’s contribution has been a lot … Continue reading

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