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23rd December 17 Cameron Quin

Hybrid Solar and Wind Farm with Battery Storage in QLD: First of its Kind Globally

Solar photovoltaic systems and wind turbines have been criticised for their intermittent energy generation, which limits their use as stand-alone energy sources. To account for this variability, utilities normally rely on natural gas turbines or hydroelectric turbines, both of which have a very fast response to fluctuations in energy supply and consumption.However,
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23rd October 17 Cameron Quin

The Australian Military are Deploying Solar Power and Energy Storage

Modern defence technology depends on electricity, so it makes sense to power it with the most reliable generation system available. The Department of Defence is upgrading its bases in West Australia with photovoltaic systems, to benefit from the local abundance of sunshine. It is also important to note that the Department of Defence is the top energy
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Huge Solar Farm
27th September 17 James Doyle

Telstra and Sun Metals: Leaders in Energy Independence

Although many renewable energy sources are economically viable, solar power offers two features that make it an attractive option for large-scale commercial and industrial users. In the first place, solar photovoltaic systems have a modular design that allows any installed capacity from a few kilowatts to hundreds of megawatts. In addition, solar power
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Feed In Tarrif
27th September 17 Cameron Quin

Major Australian Utilities Have Increased their Solar Feed-in Tariffs

If you are considering solar power and you purchase electricity from Energy Australia or AGL, there is good news for you. Since 1 July 2017, both retailers increased their solar feed-in tariffs in the states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.The feed-in tariff is the rate at which you are paid for any surplus energy produced
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Residential Solar
19th September 17 Cameron Quin

Residential Solar and Commercial Solar: Similarities and Differences

The main goal of solar power is the same in residential and commercial properties: reducing electricity expenses with on-site energy generation. However, there are also important differences between both types of installations, due to the difference in project size and how electricity bills are calculated for each type of customer. The strategy to adopt
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19th September 17 Cameron Quin

What Flying Cars and Solar Power Have in Common

Solar photovoltaic systems and flying cars are very different in terms of function and appearance, but there are many similarities in how both technologies affect existing industries. A large scale rollout of either technology will result existing infrastructure to become stranded as a superior technology becomes the norm. Disrupting the Most Powerful
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Solar power
30th August 17 James Doyle

Reducing Electricity Bills with Solar Power and Heat Pumps

When combined, a solar photovoltaic system and an energy-efficient heat pump can greatly reduce your electricity bill. On one hand, solar PV systems are a great investment in Australia due to the high electricity rates charged by local utility companies, and you can even get one at zero upfront cost through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). If you also
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29th August 17 James Doyle

Why is Solar Power Slow in New South Wales?

Although the cost of solar photovoltaic systems has been decreasing rapidly in recent years, there are many other factors that determine how attractive it is to invest in solar power for your property. For example, the return on investment from going solar is diminished when there is lack of incentives from the local government, and constant changes
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29th August 17 James Doyle

The Power Shift: Decentralised Energy with Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Solar power is not only making the energy industry cleaner; the technology is also causing disruptive changes in a business model that had remained static for more than a century, since energy consumers of all sizes can now generate their own electricity at a reasonable cost for the first time since power grids were invented. Although some of the largest
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