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Title: Surge in rooftop PV installations in Oz.
Post by: stannn on April 14, 2019, 02:53:44 PM
https://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/blown-away-rooftop-solar-pv-installations-surge-by-almost-half-20190414-p51e0u.html


Title: Re: Surge in rooftop PV installations in Oz.
Post by: Philip R on April 14, 2019, 05:59:58 PM
Seems to make sense in a country with abundant sunshine and thousands and thousands of square miles of empty wilderness.

They could start to develop some high rise PV like that mentioned in southern Germany , mentioned on the forum the other day. Offering some shading to the ground below. 
Australia could set itself up to become a global player in the future hydrogen business and do it before the Arabs steal a march on them.

Also apparant that many Ozzie politicians are climate change deniers. They may have vested interests from the mining companies to carry on digging coal.

Philip R


Title: Re: Surge in rooftop PV installations in Oz.
Post by: RIT on April 14, 2019, 10:30:20 PM
The funny thing is that 7 years (or so) ago when I had my PV installed half the team were from Oz, so I guess the UK has trained up a good few of the guys that are now at work down under.


Title: Re: Surge in rooftop PV installations in Oz.
Post by: brackwell on April 15, 2019, 07:17:02 AM
Aus is bginning to get things sorted both politically and on the ground. Nearly all new domestic solar is being fitted with batts.Their PV is significantly cheaper and nearly twice as productive as in UK but also their peak demand is in summer from Heat Pumps
There are some remote villages being cut from the grid and fitted with solar,batts and back up diesel (Biff would be pleased)
They are already running with RE into hydrogen with gov backing/grants and early electrolysis plants are being built. I read that the Japs(i think) have found a economical way of converting H to Ammonia and back again and this will greatly ease the problems of export.  I  believe Aus will become the power supplier in the East
Ken