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Solar demographics: Low-to-mid income households choose solar to beat rising power prices

This is according to solar demographics data just released. New research commissioned by Solar Citizens shows rooftop solar panels are proportionally more common on the homes of low-to-middle income Australians. In fact, the lowest socio-economic group had the highest solar uptake, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. Significantly, the wealthiest group had the lowest. Solar …

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Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs and even save the gas industry

The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable energy while still preserving a role for the gas industry, and without relying on technological fixes such as carbon capture and storage, according to our new analysis. The One Earth Climate Model – a collaboration between researchers at the University of Technology …

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Melbourne: First Australian capital city powered by 100 per cent renewables

The City of Melbourne has become the first Australian capital to use 100 per cent renewables to power its streets and businesses. As a result, ‘Melbourne renewable energy capital’ is a title the city can proudly bear. Melbourne City Council is also the first in Australia to introduce a renewable energy power purchasing agreement (PPA). …

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Hot tips to cool your home this summer – and avoid ‘bill shock’

There’s nothing like an Aussie summer to turn up the heat, but are you ready for the subsequent bill shock? Canstar Blue have compared running costs for a range of common cooling products. Then they’ve compared the increased electricity cost you’re likely to face, depending where you live in this wide brown land. This sunburnt country, …

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Solar battery costs set to plummet in 2019 – the battery boom is here: S&P Global

Commercial solar battery cost fell significantly in 2018 and are set for further falls in 2019, according to S&P Global. The financial analyst giant reported a drop of 40 per cent in the cost of installed battery storage between 2017 and 2018. The world also doubled its energy storage capacity between 2017 and 2018 to …

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