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Do I detect a hint of sunlight? Australia’s wineries harvest solar energy

Electricity is the single biggest cost incurred in the winemaking process. Looking to save on bills, and save the environment, wineries across Australia are rapidly up-taking solar PV.

NSW Solar for Low Income Households trial begins

The NSW Solar for Low Income Households trial announced last year began this week with room for up to 3,000 successful applicants to enjoy the significant savings to household electricity bills provided by a rooftop solar PV installation.

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All Energy Australia Day 1

Welcome to Australia’s largest national showcase of renewable energy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Follow pv magazine live to keep updated on the latest Aussie solar PV and storage developments and trends from this year’s event, as they happen. Stay tuned!

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SMA showcases solutions for all applications at All Energy

Visitors at the All-Energy event will have the opportunity to find out about the German inverter maker’s latest PV system technology and comprehensive solutions for home, business and large-scale applications.

City of Sydney unveils $60 million green energy deal

The City of Sydney has unveiled the biggest standalone renewables deal for an Australian council. Valued at over $60 million, the plan will see the City meet its electricity needs using only wind and solar.

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Meralli Solar shortens installation time with PEG frame system

Uralla-based Meralli Solar has completed the installation of another solar farm in just eight weeks, thanks to Belectric PEG frame system. The 8.9 MW project sits at Baroota, South Australia.

Q Cells to introduce Q.Home energy storage at All Energy

Q Cells is bringing its hybrid inverter, battery system to the Australian market, the Q.Home, and will unveil the new kit at the All-Energy event in Melbourne tomorrow. Along with the Q.Home system, the supplier is introducing its new larger wafer module, which hits 355 Wp on a 60-cell format.

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SEC report highlights Top End’s potential, argues for CEFC-like fund

The release of the Future North report from the Smart Energy Council suggests Australia’s Top End region has firm potential to become a world-leading renewable economy, and urges for a North Queensland Development and Diversification Fund based on the successful model of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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Major projects on sale as three Lyon Solar companies enter liquidation

Creditors of Brisbane-based solar and storage developer Lyon Group have announced that three of Lyon Solar’s companies are now in liquidation after their directors failed to meet a deadline. Deloitte is now looking for buyers for the Companies’ projects.

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Solar pushes demand in South Australia to new record low

On Sunday, South Australia set a new record for minimum operational demand at 475 MW. Rooftop solar led the way covering 64% of the total demand in the state.

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