Rental solar scheme targets 15,000 Queensland investment homes

Source: Choice Homes The push to get rooftop solar into Australia’s largely untapped rental market has gained new momentum this week, with building products company Stoddart Group unveiling a plan to install 15,000 PV systems on new investment properties in Queensland. The solar roll-out, announced on Thursday, will put a 6.5kW PV system on news … Read more

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National Energy Guarantee target ‘meaningless’

The number of large-scale renewable energy projects in the pipeline already exceeds Australia’s 2030 National Energy Guarantee target. Melbourne based market analyst firm Green Energy Markets claims in its quarterly Renewable Energy Index just released that the Energy Security Board modelling shows 9,271 MW of renewables is needed for the target. Yet its figures show … Read more

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Aussie-made mobile solar generators get green light from ARENA

Mobile solar generators could replace diesel generators for military operations, disaster relief efforts and even music festivals. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $289,725 to Canberra’s ECLIPS Engineering to design, manufacture and test its pop-up concept. The Container Roll Out Solar System (CROSS) would make energy accessible to soldiers cut off from supply … Read more

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Solar Insiders Podcast April 18

Pensioners before Paris? How about kids before coal? In this episode of Solar Insiders, we drop into a solar event to hear about the overwhelming case for solar and other renewables, in contrast to the right wing ideologues that fail to see the economic and environmental case for clean energy. We also include interviews with … Read more

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270 residential sonnen batteries installed in new Victorian housing development

A new housing development in Victoria will include 270 residential sonnen batteries. The aim is to cut household power bills by 60 per cent. The 460-home Villawood Properties project offers buyers of the ‘Aquarevo’ homes the option of 5 kW of rooftop solar, plus sonnen battery storage. Villawood Properties and state-owned South East Water have … Read more