Articles by Nigel Morris

CEC gets ruthless on solar panel quality

Publication of an updated list of approved solar panels which saw an incredible 76% of solar brands no longer listed as approved for use in Australia.

The great Australian solar conundrum, and the dumbing down on quality

We are witnessing a horrible dumbing down and commoditisation of solar and storage in Australia, when it should be the reverse.

Have we massively underestimated the battery storage market?

Newly released survey data suggests we may have dramatically underestimated the take up of battery storage in Australia.

7 things NSW solar customers should consider as premium tariffs end

The good news is solar owners can still continue to get fantastic returns from their solar systems, the less good news is the returns won’t be the same and utility meters will need to be changed in most cases..

Electricity bills are soaring, and that must be good for solar

I had been lead to believe that prices were going to be flat or at worst increasing only slightly, so what on earth is going on?

NSW solar rebate a success for community

The much criticised NSW solar bonus scheme is due to end soon. It cost a lot less than feared – 50c/week to households – and laid the foundations for a clean energy industry.

The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten

From solar systems to boots, there seems to be an ever widening gap between premium priced items and super cheap items and picking the difference is hard.

Getting by in Sydney blackouts with a little help from solar and storage

Sydney storm has made us realise how much we rely on electricity for so many things and how much we take it for granted.