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    Your roof has a massive surface area that’s exposed to the sun and Australians cop bucket loads of that sunshine. That’s potential energy not being captured and not being used by your house, instead you buy expensive electricity from the grid. Elon Musk wants to change that with his...
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    Tesla are taking a new approach to getting their energy storage solution, the Powerwall 2 battery, into Australian households by partnering with builders directly. For existing home owners, you can always put up your hand and open your wallet to buy your own, but it makes a lot of sense to...
  • Tesla Powerwall lets Aussie family do everything for 50c per day

    We first reported on the Pfitzner family back in January when they became the first household in Australia to install a Tesla Powerwall. As one of the first in the world, the amount of money saved and the correlation to projections is an important result to check in on. 6...
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    To be a Tesla family now, you’d have a garage full of cars loaded with lithium-ion batteries, but an acquisition of Solar City could see Tesla families add Tesla Energy solar panels to their roof and a Tesla Powerwall to the wall. Overnight Tesla announced plans to buy Solar City, who are America’s #1...
  • Energy Australia giving away 4 Tesla Powerwalls

    EnergyAustralia is running a competition that will give away 4 Tesla Powerwall home battery and solar packages in an effort to show how the technology can benefit everyday people. The competition opened on the May 18 and will close June 17, 2016, so get after it. EnergyAustralia’s Chief Customer Officer, Kim...
  • Countrywide Energy proposes 35,000 panel solar farm in Wangaratta

    Countrywide Energy (CWE) is preparing to lodge an application for development approval to build a massive solar farm in the regional Victorian town of Wangaratta. The project would include a staggering 35,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels, that would generate enough electricity to power 2,500 homes. The project is estimated to cost around $20M...
  • Origin Energy offering 6.4 kWh Tesla Powerwall

    Origin Energy has announced it will also be selling the Tesla Powerwall as part of a new solar system and battery solution. Although not exactly obvious, there are actually different sized Powerwall packs, one is designed as a backup, one designed for daily use. Origin is offering the bigger,...
  • Natural Solar one of the first Australian Solar Company to offer Tesla Powerwall

      Natural Solar is one of the first confirmed Australian solar company to offer Tesla Powerwall. There will be many. They will be one of the first installers of the Tesla Energy Powerwall in its latest 5kWp offering to the Australian market. It is expected the Tesla Energy Powerwall...
  • Its now legal for Victorians to lease solar panels

    Solar panels are awesome, capturing energy from the sun and powering our electronic addictions. The reason 1.5 Million homes have solar and not 10 million, is largely due to the initial cost outlay. In a new announcement today, Minister for Energy & Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio announced changes to the...
  • Transparent Solar panels are coming! Turn your windows into power.

    Researchers at Michigan State University have made one of the most important developments in solar technology in decades. The researchers have developed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator, this is the fancy name for making clear glass panels that can collect energy from the sun. It’s long been thought this...
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    Australian’s love solar arrays on their rooftops, but Japan has a very different approach. They’ve just constructed an amazing 9,072 solar panel array that floats on water. The PV cells combine to make the worlds-largest solar power station. Outputting a very decent 2.3 megawatts, the new floating power station...

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