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Solar power in Darwin, NT – Compare prices & installers

February 12, 2018
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Darwin is one of Australia’s northernmost cities, and its location in the sunny tropics makes it one of the best places in Australia to install a solar PV system. The 1-for-1 Solar Buyback scheme on offer through NT PowerWater means great returns on investment for those who find the best deal on solar power. This article […]

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Which electricity retailer is giving the best solar feed-in tariff?

January 10, 2018
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Feed-in tariffs in Australia: How they’ve changed Solar feed-in tariffs are arrangements where a solar system owner is paid for the solar energy that they send into the grid. At one point in time, feed-in tariffs were mandatory in every state in Australia, and the rates they offered were quite generous. Much has changed, however, since we […]

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Solar Choice brokers 100kW solar array for SlumberCare in Darwin, NT

September 15, 2015
100kW solar array for SlumberCare, Darwin

Solar Choice Commercial has brokered a 100kW solar PV system for Australian mattress manufacturer SlumberCare in Darwin, NT. SlumberCare first approached Solar Choice for an impartial look at the market towards the end of 2014. The client was very enthusiastic about the process of going solar, indicating to Solar Choice early in the process that […]

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Average Australian solar system size up to 5kW: Sunwiz

July 8, 2015
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The size of the average solar PV system has reached 5kW for the first time ever, according to industry analysts Sunwiz. The increase – up from 4kW in 2013 – has come about thanks in large part to the growing number of commercial solar projects being installed across the nation. In recent years the commercial solar […]

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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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Alice Springs grid could handle 10MW more solar without storage: ARENA study

March 11, 2015

A new Australian study has found that Alice Springs could boost its share grid-connected solar by 26 per cent without affecting stability or necessitating energy storage. The ARENA-backed study, which was conducted by Northern Territory engineering company CAT Projects, investigated the impact of adding up to 10MW of solar PV to the Alice Springs grid, […]

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NT’s Bathurst Island opens tenders for ‘alternative power station’; solar and wind set to replace diesel

December 23, 2014
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The Northern Territory’s Bathurst Island is set to switch from diesel fuel to solar and/or wind, with the launch of a request for tender to supply and install a renewable energy generation system. The call for proposals was launched by the Australian Defence Department, which has a Tactical Air Defence Radar Site located on the […]

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SMA Fuel Save solution boosts case for PV-diesel hybrid systems

December 17, 2014
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SMA’s ‘Fuel Save’ controller solution offers effective regulation and management of PV‑diesel hybrid systems. PV-diesel hybrid systems are often the most economic choice in remote areas where an electricity grid is unavailable or when the grid supply is insufficient to meet onsite electricity demand or reliability requirements. The technology can be attractive for commercial applications, […]

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Giant outback solar farm to electrify SE Asia: an idea so crazy it might just work

September 16, 2014
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Would you believe me if I told you that we could power our nation’s energy use by covering less than 0.01% of Australia with solar panels? It sounds crazy but it’s true. In fact, we could power worldwide energy demand with just 5% of the sunlight reaching our shores. Our sunburnt country is blessed with […]

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Solar will dominate new generation capacity buildout to 2030: BNEF

July 8, 2014
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Solar looks set to dominate new electricity capacity and investment in Australia, with a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicting solar PV will account for nearly half of the around $55 billion Australia is expected to spend on new electricity generation over the next 15 years, while two-thirds of it will be spent […]

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German startup Qinous aims to bring energy storage to remote areas

March 28, 2014
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German startup Qinous has devised with a ‘plug-and-play’ energy storage solution that aims to bring access to cleaner, more reliable electricity to the world, beginning with a focus on remote regions. The company believes that its products will be taken up first by islands, isolated villages & communities, mining companies and hotel resorts, but it […]

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RESA’s VoltLogic attains AS4777 standard certification

February 12, 2014
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Renewable Energy Systems Australia (RESA) has received approval for its VoltLogic to be connected to the grid under the Australian standard for solar system inverters, AS4777. The certification is of course a major milestone for RESA and the VoltLogic, but it is also significant for what it means for grid-connected solar more generally. One of […]

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RESA’s VoltLogic to be used for limiting solar export in NT demo project

November 2, 2013
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Renewable Energy Systems Australia (RESA) has announced that its STATCOM/inverter, VoltLogic, will be deployed at Palmerston Golf Club in Darwin, Northern Territory in a partnership with the club, a prominent local solar installation company, and local utility Power & Water. The project will demonstrate one of the device’s key functionalities: its ability to limit the amount of solar […]

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Final installation in Alice Springs Solar City project

April 27, 2012
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    The final solar PV installation in the Alice Springs Solar City project is approaching completion, bringing the installation phase of the project closer to a conclusion. With the completion of the 162kW rooftop solar installation, 3% of the city’s electricity needs will be met by solar power–one of the highest levels in Australia. […]

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Darwin, Northern Territory Criteria for connecting solar PV systems to the grid

February 16, 2012
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The criteria for having solar PV systems connected to the grid differ from state to state. Due to the occurrence of seasonal cyclones, Northern Territory rooftop solar PV installations in Darwin and the Top End are subject to a number of additional hurdles that other state residents may not necessarily have to worry about. Recommend […]

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1-to-1 Solar Buyback vs Solar Feed-in Tariffs: The Economics

February 9, 2012
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Most states in Australia currently have or have had some sort of Solar Feed-in Tariff scheme in place. Solar Feed-in Tariffs, which pay solar system owners a premium per kilowatt-hour for the power that they feed into the grid, are one of the key incentive mechanisms for the promotion of renewable energy generation across the […]

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Getting Grid-Connected in your State or Territory

August 23, 2010
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You are a faced with a slight conundrum:  you’re considering installing a solar energy system (photovoltaic or PV) in your home and you want to get connected to the grid but you’re not sure where to start. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsPowershop to […]

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