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17 Apr 2019

Vic Solar PV rebates are closed and will re-open on 1 July 2019

All solar PV eligibility and rebate applications lodged before applications closed will continue to be processed by Solar Victoria, in line with current requirements. ___________________________________________________________________________   If you have submitted ...

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17 Apr 2019

Solis celebrates another milestone!

The first string inverter company listed on the Shenzhen Stock ExchangeReposted by PowerArk Solar / Original SourceGinlong (Solis) has recently celebrated their accomplishment in being listed on the Shenzhen stock exchange as a public company. Being the first of its kind, the China-based c...

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15 Apr 2019

‘Blown away’: rooftop solar PV installations surge by almost half

Written by Peter Hannam / The Age / 14th April 2019Australian rooftops added a record of almost 500 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic capacity in the March quarter, as Victoria's incentive scheme stoked a 90 per cent increase in that state's installations.record of almost 500 megawatt...

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12 Apr 2019

How to get the most out of your home solar panels

Written by Alice Clarke / The Age / 10 April 2019It is a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that having your own solar panels in this sunburnt country of ours will make your power bill cheaper, and give you that warm sense of greenie superiority.But most people with solar panels act...

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11 Apr 2019

Queensland enacts new solar rules, as stunned industry warns of investment standstill

Written by Sophie Vorrath / RenewEconomy / 10 April 2019The Queensland government has confirmed plans to put in place controversial new regulations for solar farm construction in the state that will restrict the installation or removal of PV panels to licensed electricians.In a media statem...

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9 Apr 2019

Federal Budget 2019: Expanded tax breaks for Australia’s small, medium businesses

Written by Clancy Yeates / The Age / 2 April 2019Thousands of small and medium businesses will receive tax breaks on purchases of new equipment, as the government seeks to bolster investment in the economy's "engine room".In a budget that also highlighted future tax cuts for small busine...

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8 Apr 2019

Home solar energy trading platform coming near you after funding boost

Written by Cole Latimer / The Sydney Morning Herald / 5 April 2019Main image: The platform lets households with solar systems trade their excess energy in an online marketplace. CREDIT: JUSTIN MCMANUSAn online marketplace designed to let households trade their excess solar power has rece...

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5 Apr 2019

Batteries are key to clean energy — and they just got much cheaper

Written by Eric Holthaus / Grist / 3 April 2019Batteries are critical for our clean energy future. Luckily, their cost has dropped so low, we might be much closer to this future than we previously thought.In a little less than a year, the cost of lithium-ion batteries has fallen by 35 per...

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3 Apr 2019

SA homebuyers are walking on sunshine

Written by Tom Bowden / realestate.com.au / 22 March 2019SOLAR power is becoming a sought-after feature for househunters who want the clean energy supply contributing to their biggest asset.According to a realestate.com.au and Origin Energy study, 85 per cent of Australians believe solar pa...

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2 Apr 2019

Australia’s transport pollution from cars and trucks is soaring

Written by Bridie Schmidt / The Driven / April 1st 2019A damning report from international research firm Climate Analytics is lending substantial weight to the argument that Australia needs to improve its scorecard on clean transport.Pollution from light passenger vehicles and heavy trans...

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29 Mar 2019

Mono Panel VS Poly Panel: What to consider?

Written by PowerArk SolarWhat is the difference between mono and poly panels you ask? Well, this article is designed to help you identify key difference that will help you decide which panel is most suitable for your needs.If you are planning to install your first ever solar PV system on...

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28 Mar 2019

Porsche teases first images of all-electric Taycan sportscar

Written by Bridie Schmidt / The Driven / 22 March 2019Luxury carmaker Porsche has given fans a glimpse of it’s all-electric Taycan as it gears up to debut its premium electric vehicle this September 2019.With the carmaker reporting that over 20,000 people have pre-ordered its first full e...

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