Policy

Solar hot water rebate opens for applications in Victoria

Victorian households can claim up to $1,000 rebate on solar hot water systems as of this week, in latest offering from state government Solar Homes package.

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Victoria solar rebate notches up nearly 7,000 new rooftop systems

Victorian households are cashing on the state government's solar homes rebate by the thousands, led by the outer western suburb of Tarneit and North Clyde in the south east.

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Tesla says Powerwall now eligible for S.A. home battery scheme

Tesla's 13.5kWh Powerwall officially declared eligible for South Australia's home battery scheme – although households might have to wait a little while for delivery.

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Will 2019 be the year of the household battery?

With Queensland's solar battery loan scheme "all but exhausted" in just two weeks, and more than 200,000 subsidised batteries on offer through other state and proposed federal schemes, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the home battery boom.

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Two million Australian households now have rooftop solar – and they vote

As Australia notches up a new milestone of 2 million rooftop solar homes, new CEC data shows that the top 5 postcodes leading the rush to residential PV are all in Liberal National Party electorates.

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Queensland to get battery boost as government launches grant and loan scheme

Queensland Labor launches scheme offering 1500 Queensland households and small businesses interest-free loans and grants of $3000 to buy batteries or combined solar-battery systems.

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Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacturer to set up shop in Adelaide

Alpha-ESS becomes second major battery maker to agree to set up a manufacturing plant in Adelaide, in the latest deal under the SA government's home battery subsidy scheme.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate to be extended to renters, if Labor re-elected

Victoria Labor says it will extend its rooftop solar rebate to the state’s tens of thousands of renters, if re-elected in the state poll two weeks from now.

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Is the CEC Approved Retailer program worth the effort?

There has been a bit of debate, lately, about the merits and purpose of the Clean Energy Council's Approved Solar Retailer program. So a recap of its goals and objectives might be worthwhile.

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Australia’s “largest” solar microgrid set to slash power costs in Victoria coal hub

Project led by Ovida, using shared solar tech of Allume Energy, to deliver Australia's "largest" solar and battery microgrid project, that will cut the cost of electricity by 50% for 750 Latrobe Valley businesses.

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