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Definitions and terms of the solar energy industry

Definitions and terms of the solar energy industry

The solar power industry, like all industries, has its own jargon, as well as professional organisations and regulators. Reading about solar energy is like hacking through a strange forest populated with VPPs, STCs, kilowatt hours and gigawatts. Energy Matters’ Australian solar energy glossary is intended to help those looking for simple definitions of commonly used industry terms, policies and organisations.

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Online solar power monitoring for cleaner, cheaper energy use

Online solar power monitoring for cleaner, cheaper energy use

If you own a solar panel and battery storage system, solar power monitoring questions like the following have probably crossed your mind:

‘Are the panels generating power right now? Is the battery charging? Did the home use mostly grid power or solar power last week? How would I know if it all stopped working?’

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