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Sharing solar power in Germany

+10 BERLIN, Nov 25 (Reuters) – German battery maker Sonnenbatterie has launched a scheme to connect households with solar panels together with their neighbours, and other consumers. the aim is to better distribute surpluses of renewable energy and help members to become … Continued

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Huge copper mine goes off the grid

+39-32 Increasingly it is big business that is taking a leaf from the off-grid philosophy. Australia’s largest integrated off-the-grid solar power system will be up and running in 2016 at a copper mine in remote Western Australia. The 10.6 million … Continued

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Solar farm in western Texas

00 A California company has won a contract to build a 150-megawatt solar plant in West Texas. It would be the largest single plant built in the state so far, second only to the 400 mw system of plants planned for San Antonio. San … Continued

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Solar powered pyramid

00 Ever see an off grid pyramid? Well you are about to. This is the video story of Greg Grant, who began his off grid existence slow and small. He didn’t put a lot of money into his project. What … Continued

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Solar Charge Controllers

00 If you have a simple off-grid setup with just one panel or even a few solar panels and several batteries, the other vital ingredient is a charge controller that regulates the power going from the panel to the battery … Continued

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Don’t believe the hype

Legislation needed to tackle misleading solar advertising. We are being swamped with false claims

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Grid can’t handle mass solar

00 Further evidence in favor of Micro-grids and against the so-called Smart Grid. The runaway take-up of rooftop solar panels in Australia has undermined the electricity supply system, feeding so much power back into the network that it is causing … Continued