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Solar Communities

Macquarie Group awarded electricity retail licence

April 18, 2014
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Just months after revealing plans to start a solar leasing business in Australia, Macquarie Group has been awarded an electricity retail license. Macquarie, who last December committed nearly $200 million to the solar leasing industry in the UK, says its initial plan for Australia is to use the licence to service large customers only. And while it […]

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Outlook of China’s solar market

April 17, 2014
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Continued uncertainty around China’s solar policy means the achievement of its 2014 solar target of 14GW “could be challenging,” according to a new report from Deutsche Bank. The report, published on Monday, said analyst meetings with Chinese solar companies had confirmed the bank’s earlier view that the country’s ambitious installed solar goal could be out of […]

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Solar’s rise to dominance closer than we think

April 15, 2014
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The use of solar power is increasing at a prodigious rate around the world and Australia is no exception. In fact solar’s growth may be have already reached an unforeseen tipping point, according to American inventor and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil formulated what he called the ‘law of accelerating returns’ after having studied numerous technology […]

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Townsville RSL Stadium opens its $2 million solar project

August 30, 2012
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Townsville RSL Stadium officially opened it’s  AUS$2 million solar panel project today. The panels, located across the roof, will generate two-thirds of the stadium’s energy requirements. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsIntroducing Solar Choice’s Battery Storage Price Index (and a major overhaul of our […]

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Crowdfunding could open doors to renewable energy for communities

August 28, 2012
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In the wake of the global economic collapse in 2010 securing funding for community renewable energy projects was almost impossible. Fast forward to 2012 and the picture is a lot brighter with communities forging a new path to secure investment and solve their energy problems. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later […]

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Solar Choice Kununurra, WA Solar Community

January 24, 2012
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Solar Choice is running a Solar Community around Kununurra, in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. In addition to Kununurra, the community also encompasses Lake Argyle and Wyndham, WA. Residents of the region are encouraged to take advantage of a special bulk discount rate on solar power systems by putting forward the local community’s collective bargaining […]

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How much do solar PV systems cost in Mackay, Queensland?

December 15, 2011
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Queensland is famous for its sunny weather, and Mackay is no exception, with an average of 5.5 peak sun hours across the year, making it an great location for installing solar power. In addition to the state’s natural blessing of abundant sunshine (or possibly in recognition of this), the Queensland government offers the most generous support […]

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How much do solar PV systems cost in Townsville, Queensland?

December 13, 2011
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Queensland is famous for its sunny weather, and Townsville is no exception, with an average of 6 peak sun hours across the year, making it an ideal location for installing solar power. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsSolar system size limits: How much does […]

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Solar Power Townsville: Join the Townsville Solar Community

October 13, 2011
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Solar Choice is in the process of organising a Solar Community in Townsville, Queensland. Residents of the Townsville area are encouraged to take advantage of a special bulk discount rate on solar power systems by putting forward the local community’s collective bargaining power. Solar Choice has experience running Solar Communities for other regional areas throughout […]

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Solar Power in Mackay, Qld: Join the Mackay Solar Community

October 12, 2011
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Solar Choice is currently organising a Solar Community in Mackay, Queensland. If you are a resident of the Mackay local government area, now is your chance to take advantage of a special bulk discount rate on a solar power system using the power in numbers of your local community. The Solar Choice staff are experienced […]

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Marsden Gardens Retirement Village Solar Project

June 6, 2011
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Marsden Gardens, a retirement village in Marsden, Queensland, has recently seen the completion of the installation of a large solar panel array, distributed across the roofs of the buildings within the village. The tender for the 120kW solar project, one of a number of similar solar power projects in Queensland, was overseen by Solar Choice. […]

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Leading Solar Power towns are found in regional Australia

May 6, 2011
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As part of Clean Energy Week, the Clean Energy Council has issued a list of the top 20 postcodes for residential solar power in Australia. The ranking was compiled based on percentage of homes in the postcode powered by solar photovoltaics. The top-rankers have all turned out to be from regional or coastal parts of the […]

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Australian Solar Cities & Communities Growing!

April 26, 2010
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Adelaide, Townsville, Blacktown, Alice Springs, Central Victoria, Perth and Coburg are getting $75 Million dollars over 5 years to demonstrate high penetration uptake of solar technologies, energy efficiency and smart metering. So what have they done so far? Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsSmall-scale […]

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