Households

NSW lifts solar feed-in tariff range, as electricity prices refuse to fall

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One year after slashing the state solar feed-in tariff by 44%, NSW pricing regulator IPART has lifted the recommended range for retailers to pay solar households by 2c/kWh.

Households

Victoria solar industry slams pause in rooftop rebate, as phones “stop ringing”

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Victoria’s rooftop solar industry says pause in applications for the state’s Solar Homes rebate will kill business for almost 3 months, as customers hold off investing until July.

Businesses

Solar wine and Cheezels? NSW solar farm to power Australian Vintage, Snack Brands

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Flow Power’s latest deal to buy more than half the output of a 120MW NSW solar farm will supply PV generation to two major Australian food and beverage businesses.

Businesses

Westpac joins shift to 100% renewables, starting with big NSW solar farm

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Westpac becomes fourth Australian company to join global RE100 movement, signs up to buy electricity and LGCs from the Spark Infrastructure owned 120MW Bomen Solar Farm.

Stories from Behind The Meter

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Australia and the art of the stop-start solar policy

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Australia’s mix of solar policies is driving some parts of the industry crazy with frustration, as the phone stops ringing in Victoria and strict new workplace rules derail Queensland.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: Record installations, phantom sales, and the demise of the roof monkey

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Australian rooftop solar installations surge to new records, but as we reveal on this podcast some big retailers are making significant sales without the means to install the panels.

Off-Grid

Major regulatory disruption to embedded networks on the horizon

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Draft changes to frameworks regulating embedded networks in NEM propose exempt network service providers and exempt sellers face obligations closely mirroring those of distributers and retailers.

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Solar Insiders Podcast: What is going on in Victoria?

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New rules, new interpretations of old rules, and restrictions best described as network stuff-ups is causing confusion and anger in the Victoria solar industry, currently the country’s biggest market.

Households

Our journey to rooftop solar in coastal Victoria

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At the time we were building our new house we considered solar panels, but cost and return on investment weren’t convincing. Six years later, the ballgame has changed.

Communities

How I got solar installed at my NSW school – and how you could, too

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Last year I single-handedly organised, lobbied and arranged funds for a $100,000, 100kW solar panel installation for my school in Sydney’s south. Here’s how it was done.