When a now defunct solar company installed non-genuine solar panels on nearly 200 homes in regional NSW and Qld, Greenbank – the aggregator of the solar credits for those panels – stepped in to right the wrong, despite having no hand in the blame. The question, now, is who will stop it from happening again?
NSW solar households will have a choice of signing up for new smart meters, or giving away their solar output for next to nothing.
CEFC funded 1.8MW rooftop solar array installed at Ayers Rock Resort in Central Australia will supply 15 per cent of the huge complex's energy needs, cut its dependence on diesel.
A start-up called the Brooklyn Microgrid is developing a ground-breaking software and hardware platform that will allow locally connected residents to buy and sell renewable energy from rooftop solar installations.
Nissan explores how vehicle-to-grid, battery storage, wireless charging, autonomous drive technology and the internet could combine to revolutionise how consumers use energy. But how close is this to reality?
Low energy users hit by soaring network costs, with one retiree charged 24c/kWh for grid access. Another sign of networks gouging consumers with advent of battery storage.
Developers of shared solar technology unveil new digital platform to make path to solar less complicated for Australia's 2.4m rental properties, calculating size of system, savings and ROI.
State government acts to make it quicker and easier for Victorian households and small businesses wishing to install rooftop solar, with Bill that will reduce the wait for connection by up to 55 days.
Ithaca College has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement, after installing 2.9MW of solar PV about 40 miles from the campus, which will generate an estimated 3.55m kWh of electricity in its first year of operation, powering 10% of the college’s load.
WA solar installer says increasing consumer concern about future risk – both in terms of what power bills will look like, and the services they’re going to get from the grid – is shifting attitudes to going off grid in regional areas.
Canadian documentary "Life Off Grid" asks more than 200 people why they decided to quit the grid. We talked to film producer Phillip Vannini about the types of "off-gridder" and why he now thinks going off grid is not the answer to the world's energy problems.
Longreach Airport in Queensland's north-west has installed a 99kW solar system, driven by a commitment to quit coal generated energy, and electricity bill savings in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Western Australia’s largest rooftop solar system has been installed, and will supply 30% of the shopping centre’s electricity needs.
The home of the Victorian Greens leader has become the first in the state to install a Tesla Powerwall battery, alongside a 5kW solar system. Barber says solar plus storage is the only way to tackle Victoria's "perverse" energy markets.