IKEA flags selling solar panels “at cost” in Australia, industry reacts

Flat-pack solar? IKEA says it wants to retail solar panels in Australia, "at cost", as it has done in the UK and other EU countries. Is this a good thing?

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Home battery storage uptake tripled in 2017 in Australia, as costs tumble

As rooftop solar continues to boom in Australia, a new report suggests household battery storage could soon follow suit, with uptake predicted to have tripled in 2017, and costs of the key technology expected to halve in less than seven years.

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New-build homes with solar and storage? “It’s going to be the norm”

With the cost of electricity going up, and the cost of solar going down, including battery storage and rooftop PV in new home packages is soon "just going to be the norm", says Australian home builder Metricon. Already, they're putting them in around half of the new homes they build.

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Explainer: 12 things to know about Tesla’s world’s biggest virtual power plant

How will the Tesla virtual power plant work? Who benefits and why will households pay so much for solar and storage on their rooftops? These and other questions about the world's largest VPP.

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Solar + Tesla battery storage offered as sweetener for “knockdown rebuild” homes

Porter Davis offers rooftop solar and battery storage to new home builders, as part of a limited offer for “knockdown rebuild” homes in Victoria.

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Happiness is a post-solar electricity bill (Farewell to 2017)

So much for the idea of rooftop solar being a scam. Having panels on my roof is saving me a fair amount of money! Here's how.

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Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh "peak" tariff for solar exports between 3pm and 8pm - a move that is likely to increase the business case for household battery storage.

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Six factors that make battery storage add up for households

New Queensland study based on a series of home battery storage trials gives some insight into what can make batteries interesting for households, what might

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year's not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far...

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Australia hits new rooftop solar high as homes and businesses get smart – and go big

Australian homes and businesses installed a record monthly total of 120MW of rooftop solar in November, beating the all-time high set in June 2012 and rounding off what is now certain to be a record breaking year.

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