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Gas emissions to decline in Australia

By: Soleira Professor Andrew Blakers and Dr Matthew Stocks from the Australian National University (ANU) say the country’s greenhouse gas emissions are peaking at approximately 540 Megatonnes (MT) of CO2-equivalent per year and are expected to decline by 3-4% over 2020-2022. “The reason is that Australia’s world-leading per-capita rate of deployment of solar and wind …

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Big Solar home’s results

By: Soleira Victoria’s Andrews Labor Government is claiming major success with its Solar Homes program – particularly on the PV side of things. “The latest figures show that Solar Homes has been overwhelmingly popular and Victorians in every part of the state are rushing to be part of the switch to cleaner, cheaper energy,” said …

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Australian Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Standard Released

By: Soleira. A standard covering new battery installations in Australia was published by Standards Australia last week – and while a lot of work has been done since the draft, some aren’t happy with the final product. “AS/NZS 5139:2019 – Electrical installations – Safety of battery systems for use with power conversion equipment” sets out …

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New renewable energy park proposed in South Australia

By: Soleira The Adelaide Advertiser reports (paywall) French company Neoen will announce “Goyder South”, which is to be constructed in the Burra region. The Advertiser states the total project involves 1200MW of wind power, 600MW of solar energy capacity and 900MW of battery storage. The first stage will be one-third the capacity of each, with …

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Solar makes coal obsolete

By: Soleira Time keeps passing and with time, Solar Energy keeps getting more and more profitable impacting not only your pocket, but also impacting the country’s economy.  Western Australia’s McGowan Government has announced another two coal-fired electricity generation units at Synergy’s Muja Power Station will be retired from October 2022 Muja Power Station is located …

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Difference between Power and Energy

You thought power and energy were the same? Well, they are not. Most people think they are the same thing, but there is a difference that is important for you to know. Let’s start with Power. What is power? Power is measured in watts. Kilowatts (kW), which you’ve probably heard of, is simply a thousand …

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Final Large-Scale Solar Guideline released by Victorian Government

New planning guidelines for large-scale solar farms in Victoria were released by the Andrews Labor Government lately, but they may be still some way off from having teeth. The development of the guidelines was in part triggered in the past by various Victorian councils, finding it challenging to arrive at decisions regarding the development applications; …

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Home Battery Scheme Statistics

South Australia’s Home Battery Scheme subsidy has been active for around 10 months, so how’s it doing so far? The Home Battery Scheme was launched in October 2018, and has a goal of supporting 40,000 installations through subsidies of up to $6,000 for batteries and low interest loans for the balance of solar + storage …

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How to Get Free Home Solar Power

By: Soleira. You might have seen the commercials on the TV and the internet for free home solar systems and thought; “ah come on, nothing is ever free, what’s the catch?” Well… In the case of home solar panels, there is no catch! You can actually get solar panels installed on your home at have …

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