Policy

The NEG is dead – What’s the future for rooftop solar?

With the NEG in ruins, and Malcolm Turnbull holding on as PM by a thread, where does Australia's booming rooftop solar market stand? Are rebates still under threat? And what can the industry and pro-solar consumers do about it?

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Origin backs ACCC call to end rooftop solar rebates

Big-three gen-tailer says it supports ACCC call to wind up the federal rooftop solar subsidy early, because of cost to consumers and because it's no longer needed. But other industry experts disagree, saying removing SRES early could add 45% to the cost of a system and four years more to its pay-back.

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Apple launches new $300m clean energy fund in China


Apple creates “first-of-its-kind” investment fund, tapping greater purchasing power to expand the clean energy options available to its smaller Chinese suppliers.

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Coal to solar: Latrobe Valley rooftop PV rollout extended to public buildings

Total of 30 public buildings in Victoria's Latrobe Valley set to have rooftop solar installed at no cost, as part of state govt scheme.

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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers - has targeted the technology with the least impact, and probably biggest benefit - rooftop solar - for the most dramatic action.

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As power prices soar, Australia must tackle energy poverty

Energy poverty is no longer restricted to a few older or low-income householders. We need new policy approaches as we transition to a low-carbon society.

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“Daylight robbery” – NSW solar feed-in tariff slashed by 44%

Solar and green groups slam IPART decision to cut NSW solar feed-in tariff, compare it to "getting a pay cut for working overtime."

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Solar Insiders Podcast June 8

Solar blackout scares, panels overboard

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Commercial battery boom headed for Australia, despite “outdated policy”

Survey finds 62% of businesses plan to invest in battery storage in next 18 months. But can governments and regulators keep up?

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Shepparton council set to go solar, as PV farm plans remain in limbo

City of Greater Shepparton awards tender to install solar across council buildings; awaits state govt decision on 250MW of proposed solar farms.

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