Articles by Warwick Johnston

Residential revival: How home solar broke records in 2018

Just when you thought Australia’s residential market had peaked, 2018 delivered a record year of installs, with a big boost from the Victoria Solar Homes rebate.

Why we should thank John Howard for starting the rooftop solar boom

Thanks to the actions of millions of Australian households, the process of modernising our grid is well underway, and households are collectively saving billions of dollars off their electricity bill.

The solar market consolidation that never happened

Remember the predictions that the solar market would consolidate from 4000 businesses to four or forty major solar companies serving the Australian market? The opposite happened.

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…

Battery storage: Who’s leading on quality and brand recognition?

Tesla and LG Chem are leading the battery storage market in terms of brand recognition, but the issue of quality throws up some other names.