Policy

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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RateSetter wins plum role in South Australia’s $100m home battery finance

UK-based peer-to-peer lender RateSetter wins key role managing $100m in finance that is being offered alongside the South Australia government subsidy to install home battery storage.

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Solar Victoria sets up taskforce to combat rooftop rebate scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria joins taskforce to combat high-pressure sales tactics, inaccurate marketing and poor service as state government solar rebate scheme takes off.

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Tamworth council weighs $1m solar rollout – with a message for Barnaby

Tamworth council set to save around $117,000 a year by installing solar on 12 council-owned facilities – but the return on investment wouldn't be as great if the local federal member had his way.

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How to avoid rooftop solar scammers – tips from Solar Victoria as rebate kicks in

The body set up to oversee Victoria government's residential solar rebate warns consumers to be wary of “scammers and inaccurate marketing” by PV cowboys pushing dodgy products and trying to cash in on the scheme.

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