With a few changes, a focus on efficiency and solar panels, the Ballina car wash's electricity bills are down from $6,700 to $2,300. Water consumption in the Lazer Wash is down by 50 per cent.
Large businesses often cut good deals for electricity from utilities, but rooftop solar is now offering returns of 18% per annum, and the market is poised to boom.
A quick and simple visual explainer of solar panels for home owners.
With gas prices rising, many people are shivering while contemplating how big their next gas bill will be. A switch to electricity is one option.
City of Sydney, Property Council call on AEMC to change rules governing electricity supply to incentivise shared, local distributed energy generation.
Leading BNEF analyst says solar + storage unstoppable, because they are already cheaper for Australian households to install than electricity from the grid.
WA CSIRO observatory, home to one of the world's most powerful radio astronomy instruments, to be powered by 1.6MW off-grid solar station.
Attempt by Abbott government to stop Clean Energy Finance Corporation co-financing rooftop solar is likely to make rooftop solar a lot more more expensive for those homes and businesses who have yet to install the technology, and who cannot afford to buy the systems outright.
Some 160,000 homes in NSW will lose their premium feed in tariffs for solar in 18 months. Here's why battery storage may look an attractive option.
CEFC commits up to $15m towards Australia's largest solar+storage system at a WA mine – a ground-breaking project set to transform remote power generation.
South Australia government doubles funding available for City of Adelaide battery storage initiative, potentially injecting 600kWh of storage into CBD.
Tasmanian renewables group calls for state government intervention after a series of cuts to solar feed-in tariffs causes market to contract.
AGL Energy is offering battery storage systems at a steep discount to even wholesale prices. But there may be method to their madness, locking in customers for the long term and reaping benefits from battery storage systems. But it underpins the potential for battery storage costs to fall quickly and sharply.
The second round of a Central Victorian ‘bulk-buy’ community solar scheme has attracted 150 registrations for rooftop solar in just 29 days. Rooftop solar demand appears to be booming in rural Victoria, with 150 households from the shire of Mount Alexander registering to install a PV system in just 29 days, in the second round […]
Western Australia continues to lead in the development of new residential buildings and estates with built-in renewable energy supplies, with the installation of a 180kW solar system on the roof of a soon to be completed apartment complex in Perth. The developers of the Rivervale “Flo” project, local property group Psaros, say the rooftop PV […]
Australian networks are also penalising solar households, now it looks like they will do the same with those that add battery storage. The trend among some electricity networks to penalise or discourage the uptake of rooftop solar by imposing fixed tariffs or additional fees is now extending to battery storage, with one network accused of […]