Melbourne’s buildings could provide 74% of its energy needs

Fully integrated solar across the Australian city could cover three-quarters of its electricity consumption, a new study has found

Rooftop solar installations hit record 97MW high in last quarter

Rooftop solar constituted more than 90% of all solar PV deployed

New York initiative targets 10GW of installed solar capacity by 2030

The development of the new projects are expected to power nearly 1.7m homes and create an additional 6,000 jobs

Australia commits $19.2m to improve integrity of small-scale solar sector

It follows a review after reports of defective installations, misuse of installer accreditation details and safety and quality concerns

New standards for rooftop solar panels to protect Australian power grid

They will ensure household energy systems won’t ‘trip’ or disconnect when there are voltage disturbances on the network

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Octopus Renewables scales up solar portfolio with new 9.1MW acquisition

The solar projects cover more than 2,700 rooftops across the UK with a significant proportion installed in households in Manchester and Birmingham

Total Solar DG to expand Asian Pacific rooftop solar portfolio by 60MW in 2020

The company has installed nearly 8MW of roof-mounted solar systems across the region so far in 2020

Rooftop solar in Sri Lanka gets $50m boost

Sri Lanka has been granted a $50 million (£37m) loan to help fund rooftop solar power projects. The funding will support 50MW of capacity and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will also help develop a market infrastructure and a pipeline of subprojects. According to the ADB, Sri Lanka’s electrification rate stood at 99.3% last year […]

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  Watch this short fact film about Ireland’s largest rooftop solar array at Butlers Chocolate Factory in Dublin, Ireland.

Lightsource to invest £25m in NI rooftop solar

Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced plans to invest £25 million in solar projects in Northern Ireland. The cash will be used to fully fund solar installations on around 6,000 homes in the next six months. Householders will be able to buy energy from Lightsource at a cheaper rate, with the company claiming bills could be […]