Fixed charges to households surge, and may cost small business two-thirds of bill, as government-owned utilities move against solar, efficiency.
AEMO says rooftop solar capacity to grow to as much as 25GW, overtaking coal capacity in next decade as big generators close and household and businesses invest billions in local generation.
AEMO's state by state, medium and long term solar PV forecasts have been upgraded significantly from last year in almost every instance.
Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.
Energy market operator says rooftop solar will grow to the point where there is zero demand from the grid in South Australia during midday hours, and could provide one third of all generation throughout the year. Little wonder the state is considered to be leading the world in renewable energy adoption.
New Zealand's biggest power generator imagines a scenario where every home had solar PV, and every car was electric. And it sees no problems.
Spanish govt proposes self-consumption fee for solar households that add battery storage that would double the system's pay-back time. Law would also include an infringement penalty double that for leaking nuclear waste.
Rooftop solar distribution data reveals some interesting patterns, linking some of Australia's most conservative electorates with high PV uptake.
Energy Made Clean wins tender for 1.1MWh battery system for ground-breaking large-scale community energy storage trial in Western Australia.
Central Victorian NGO launches 2nd round of bulk-buy community solar offer, in hope of attracting 150 more households to cheaper, easier rooftop solar.
NSW motor-sport precinct that aims to host electric vehicle racing events plans to go-offgrid, using solar and battery storage.
Tesla announcement has already forced battery storage pricing in Australia to come down by one third, with further rapid falls to follow.
Australia’s first council and community-owned solar project could be completed by the end of 2015, with campaign to attract local investors set to launch.
Despite RET uncertainty, Australian community renewables sector has shown remarkable ability to get on with it.
Japanese construction company Sekisui Heim used Star Wars droids to promote its net zero houses. It worked.
New housing estates in Australia may be built without a connection to the main grid, offering instead free electricity – and even free electric vehicles – to residents. Meanwhile, numerous towns are looking to buy back their grid from networks. Welcome to the new world of micro-grids.