Policy

Why the network push to limit rooftop solar exports should be resisted

The push by the network lobby to limit exports from rooftop solar is more about defending their investment in gas pipelines. It must be resisted.

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How I got solar installed at my NSW school – and how you could, too

Last year I single-handedly organised, lobbied and arranged funds for a $100,000, 100kW solar panel installation for my school in Sydney’s south. Here's how it was done.

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New rooftop solar, battery connection standards: What do they mean? Who needs to know?

New standards guiding rooftop solar and battery storage installs across the NEM have been released by the ENA. But are they good, bad or indifferent for consumers and industry? And what will they actually do? We ask the ENA and the CEC for some answers.

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Solar policy support: A vote catcher or a corner turned?

It's great to see renewables get some election-time policy attention in a way that makes consumers part of the transition. But from an industry perspective, we flag a level of caution.

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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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