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This Week in Solar: What to Know About Solar Battery Retrofitting, Victoria Solar Rebate Delivers Extra 1GW of Rooftop Installations

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1. What to Know About Retrofitting a Solar Battery in 2021

There’s a number of pathways available for solar households looking to do this, but it’s important to know their differences – so let’s look through the battery retrofitting process now.

2. Victoria solar rebate delivers an extra 1GW of rooftop installations

The Victorian Labor government’s Solar Homes program has notched up a new milestone, with the amount of new PV capacity installed via the $1.3 billion rebate scheme passing the 1 gigawatt mark this week. The 1GW milestone was announced on Friday by Victorian energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio, who in June described her role as minister for Solar Homes as one of her proudest political achievements.

3. City of Sydney reaches 70pc emissions target nine years early with power from $5 million solar farm

A $5 million community-driven solar farm in the New South Wales Shoalhaven will power up next month, with 20 per cent of the power already allocated to the City of Sydney. The 8,000-panel solar farm at Nowra Hill spans 10 hectares and will generate 3 megawatts of power each day.

4. New record for South Australian solar

South Australia has once again reached a negative electricity demand, with its solar photovoltaic (PV) network causing the minimum operational demand to hit a new record low of 104MW. The record was set on 21 November 2021, down 45 per cent from the previous record of 188MW on 31 October 2021.

5. 6 GW green hydrogen project powered by solar and wind proposed for SA

Kallis Energy Investments has been set up by chairman Terry Kallis to develop the Moolawatana Renewable Hydrogen Project. Kallis is also behind South Australia’s Starfish Hill Wind Farm, the offshore 2 GW Star of the South wind farm, and the 5 GW Murchison Renewable Hydrogen project in Western Australia.

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