Articles by James Martin

How low do battery prices need to go?

Early adopters are already getting their batteries installed around the country, and it’s only a matter of time before more solar homes do the same. How much further do battery storage prices need to fall before they make sense as an investment?

Solar Choice PV price index: Why bigger could be better

Average solar system prices for Australia’s capital cities rose slightly between September and October, mostly among smaller systems.

Residential rooftop solar PV prices at record lows in Australia

Average residential solar system prices for September 2016 have matched the all-time low seen in December of last year.

The fall and fall of rooftop solar prices: four years of data

After four years of tracking Australia’s rooftop solar system prices, we take a look back over our data at some of the noteworthy trends that have emerged over this period.

Solar Choice PV price index: August 2016

This August marks four full years of Solar Choice’s PV Price Index. Here are some charts following the changes in average solar PV system prices from 2012.

NSW solar bonus scheme ends this year: what are your options?

As NSW’s relatively generous solar rates come to a close, 150,000-odd solar homes are looking to make the transition as painless as possible. So what are your options? We break them down for you.

Solar Choice PV price index: May 2016

Average solar PV system prices changed little between April and May, with the current national average sitting at about $1.66 per watt. And pricing figures for Darwin systems included for the first time.

Why Queensland should trade premium solar tariffs for battery storage

What if the Queensland government sought to buy out some of the Queensland solar bonus tariffs by installing battery storage.

Could battery storage get incentives like rooftop solar?

What if home battery storage systems could create STCs? This would surely help to push down battery storage system prices, which remain the main barrier to uptake at the moment.