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Important Changes to Vic Solar Homes Program

The Smart Energy Council met with the Vic Government this week to discuss changes to the current Solar Homes Program, currently not favourable (putting it politely!) by many Victorian based […]

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Sunport “MWT” solar panels launch in Australia

Sunport Power introduced their Metal Wrap Through (MWT) technology to the hundreds of attending Australian retailers and installers at the recent Game Changers event in Sydney. The MWT modules were […]

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UPC acquires 250MW Baroota pumped hydro in SA

UPC Renewables and its Philippines partner AC Renewables have bought a majority stake in the 250MW Baroota pumped hydro project in South Australia – a vital component of the state’s […]

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Is home solar power still worth it in 2019?

Solar Energy provides many benefits for the environment, this article focuses on the financial feasibility of installing solar power on a residential rooftop.     How much do solar panels […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index – August 2019

Average residential solar system prices have decreased to $1.04 per watt ($/W) this month on the back of several factors, including changes to the composition of the Solar Choice installer […]

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Battery pricing, incentives & virtual power plants

Victoria’s home battery storage incentive came into effect from 1 July this year; South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory have also introduced incentive programs that […]

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Tesla Unveils 3MWh “Megapack” Battery

Tesla has delivered its long-promised answer to the utility-scale energy storage boom, unveiling on Tuesday a 1.5MW/3MWh “megapack” battery that it says will go into direct competition with gas “peaking” […]

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Danes Specialty Coffee installs 30kW Solar PV

Danes Specialty Coffee, located in Brookvale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, is a global benchmark institute for barista training and education. In 2018 and again in 2019 they were crowned the […]

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Tesla cuts Powerwall 2 price by $650

Tesla has cut the price of their popular Solar battery, the Powerwall 2, by $650 to $11,700 including supporting hardware. This is the listed price on their website for direct […]

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Terregra completes 5MW Solar Farm in SA

The 5MW Mobilong solar farm in South Australia has commenced first generation, marking the successful completion of the first Australian PV project for Indonesia-based Terregra Renewables. Generation from the solar […]

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GJS installs 20kW Solar PV System

Headquartered in Revesby, NSW, GJS is a leading provider of solutions and services for the textile, promotional products, custom photo gift, sign and display industries using their extensive range of […]

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Changes requested to the Victorian Solar Rebates

A push to change the eligibility criteria for Victoria’s rooftop solar rebate is being resisted by state government, despite increasingly urgent appeals from industry to review the scheme. The push […]

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Solar prices up 13% in Victoria in July 2019

The Solar Price Index for July 2019 as published monthly by Solar Choice noted a 13% rise in residential solar prices in Victoria following the re-opened rebate scheme being snapped […]

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Solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Note: Solar Choice is an independent expert in Solar PPAs with experience advising businesses across commercial solar projects and utility-scale solar farms.   So how does a Solar PPA work? […]

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ABB to exit solar inverter business

ABB have announced yesterday (9th July) that they have signed an agreement to sell their Solar Inverter business to FIMER S.p.A. for an undisclosed amount. ABB’s solar inverter business has […]

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