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Solar energy

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Power to the people: proposals to increase the rollout of community batteries

In our efforts to combat climate change, a major challenge remains - how best to store excess electricity generated by rooftop solar for use when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing? This report explores the option of developing community batteries as a...
Discussion paper

Something new under the sun

Rental properties are less likely to have solar PV installations than owner-occupied properties, resulting in higher electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions. This paper suggests that government programs that coordinate and change the incentives faced by landlords, renters, property managers and solar installers can help...
Report

Economics of utility-scale solar in Aotearoa New Zealand

This study contributes to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s development of the Electricity Demand and Generation Scenarios (EDGS). It does so by providing a forecast of potential utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity generation in New Zealand, with accompanying detailed information such as size...
Conference paper

Barriers to implementing solar energy systems in buildings: the resident’s perspective in Malaysia

In Malaysia, solar energy has been used in numerous industrial buildings as a source of electricity generation since the country benefits from high solar radiation throughout the year. However, solar energy is still not used in residential buildings despite a wide interest from the sector.
Report

Banking on our solar future

This project aims to enable residents of Towong Shire to install battery systems to support both existing solar installations and new household solar systems with battery storage to provide consistent power supply.
Report

Supporting Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale to prepare for climate change

This project provided the Borough of Queenscliff community with independent advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy options to give them the confidence to implement changes in their homes and businesses that will make them more resilient to climate change.
Report

Feasibility study for the Chittick Park micro-grid project

The Chittick Park micro-grid project is a collaborative project between the community and Council, funded via a Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) grant to assess the feasibility of installing a solar unit on the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre (SSAC).
Report

End-of-life management of solar PV panels

This project provides insights into the current policy environment and practices, identifies barriers and challenges associated with managing solar PV waste, and provides a robust evidence base regarding the current and future solar waste trajectories in the Northern Territory.
Report collection

Australian electricity options

In this series of publications, the authors provide short overviews of five main sources of electricity, and one of the main storage options. Each paper briefly explains the relevant technologies and international trends, and some of the opportunities and constraints that apply to their use...
Strategy

Engaging households towards the Future Grid

This engagement strategy draws on findings across all stages of the project to provide best practice and innovative examples of household engagement towards the Future Grid.