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Thinking about going off-grid? Keep these points in mind

August 4, 2016
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With the dawn of the age of (nearly) affordable battery storage, more and more Australian homes are considering the possibility of disconnecting from the electricity grid; or the first time, off-grid living looks like it may be feasible virtually anyone – even for urban households. Solar Choice has conducted some desktop analysis into the minimum amount […]

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Large-scale solar set to boom under programs from ARENA, CEFC, Ergon & QLD government

November 5, 2015
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Interest in large-scale solar projects in Australia looks to be booming, as programs by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Ergon Energy and the Queensland government are inundated with proposals. As part of a major push into big solar projects, ARENA is making available $100 million in grants, CEFC is offering […]

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Queensland to host first solar-powered service station in Australia

July 28, 2015
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The Queensland government wants the Sunshine state to host Australia’s first solar powered electric vehicle service station, as part of a potential 1,600km network of solar powered EV fast-charging stations dotted along the Bruce Highway. The Palaszckuk government on the weekend called for expressions on interest to develop the project, which has been earmarked for […]

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Aussie property developers could skip grid to design microgrid-powered communities

June 9, 2015

Australian property developers are exploring the option of not connecting newly built housing estates to the electricity grid, but instead offering solar and storage as part of a standard package, industry experts have said. According to players in the battery storage and smart technology markets, the development of “off-grid” housing is already happening around the world, […]

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Solar Choice brokers 50kW ‘zero-export’ solar system for St George Hotel in Queensland

April 1, 2015

Solar Choice Commercial has managed the tender for a 50kW solar system for the St George Hotel in Saint George, Queensland. In compliance with grid-connection rules for the Ergon Energy network, the system will not export excess solar power to the grid. The St George Hotel originally contacted Solar Choice in January of 2014 seeking quotes […]

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Regional Queensland solar feed-in tariff set for 6.5¢/kWh

May 29, 2014
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The Queensland Competition Agency (QCA) has released its final determination on the 2014-2015 solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland (i.e. the Ergon Energy network), raising the rate slightly from 6.3¢/kWh to 6.5¢/kWh. The reason for the increase is tied to slightly higher wholesale prices and higher distribution loss factor. In the unlikely event that the federal […]

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The future of regional Australia could be energy storage and microgrids

May 1, 2014
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The comments of 2 network company heads reveal just how close parts of regional Australia are to a paradigm shift. Both Ian McLeod of Queensland’s Ergon Energy and Rob Stobbe of SA Power Networks see big changes in store for the electricity industry regions under their respective jurisdictions. Interviewed by RenewEconomy’s Giles Parkinson at the […]

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Energy storage both opportunity & threat as regional grid operators look to shrink assets

April 9, 2014
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The head of Australia’s Energy Networks Association has predicted that grid operators in Queensland and Western Australia are likely to offload some of their extensive “poles and wires” networks. The move will likely pave the way for new players who can invest in min-grids that are based around solar PV and energy storage. Australia, because […]

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WA’s Horizon Power says distributed solar & energy storage may play big role in grid’s future

March 18, 2014
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Horizon Power, the utility that provides power to regional and remote parts of Western Australia, has recognized that the future of electricity is likely to form around distributed power, and much of that a combination of solar and energy storage. As Jonathan Gifford reports from RenewEconomy, Horizon Power Managing Director Frank Tudor says the utility […]

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Queensland’s solar PV system owners help reduce peak demand

December 7, 2012
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The recent record temperatures across Queensland have helped demonstrate the positive contribution that residential solar PV systems make to the grid, that’s the word from utilities company Ergon Energy. Commenting on Peak Outages following the 40 degree surge in temperature across much of Queensland, with record temperatures recorded for some areas in the South East, […]

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