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Let the sun shine in: 2 million Australian households now with solar power

Let the sun shine in: 2 million Australian households now with solar power

The number of Australian household solar power installations has reached 2 million, a milestone for the young solar industry. Queensland leads the nation, with almost 600,000 homes – or 30 per cent of households – fitted with solar panels. The Sunshine State also boasts four of the top five solar postcodes in the country.

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Clean Energy Council: NSW needs strong Renewable Energy Target to match Victoria’s

Clean Energy Council: NSW needs strong Renewable Energy Target to match Victoria’s

NSW needs a strong state Renewable Energy Target (RET) ahead of its March 2019 state election, according to the Clean Energy Council. In Victoria, the Andrews Labor Government pledged a state RET of 50 per cent by 2030 if it won the November election. The CEC says Andrews’ subsequent landslide victory demonstrated that voters will back a compelling clean energy policy.

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South Australian battery uptake reduces demand on grid: AEMO

South Australian battery uptake reduces demand on grid: AEMO

Utility-scale and household batteries are significantly reducing demand on the South Australian grid a new report shows. According to data released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Tesla’s world-leading ‘big battery’ and the SA government’s household battery rebate scheme are helping to reduce power prices in the state.

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