Tariffs

NSW family hooked up to “free power,” as sonnenFlat deal rolls out across Australia

The first of the Australian households to take up the offer of “free energy” from German battery storage maker Sonnen, are having their systems installed, leaving them completely free from electricity costs for two years and paving the way for Sonnen to become a player in the national energy market.

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Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.

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NSW launches home battery guide, as race to “plug hole” threatens industry

New South Wales issues set of home battery storage guidelines, as industry warns against "jumping to an endgame" on safety.

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Energy Locals calls out ‘gen-tailers’ for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals becomes second market player in week to hit out at fossil fuel generators for “deliberately” driving up electricity bills.

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As one home heads off grid… many more are choosing not to connect

One home in the heart of the Latrobe Valley goes off grid. But more than half of the new homes in the area are not even bothering to connect to the network in the first place, using rooftop PV and storage to look after their own needs.

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Ergon adds new retail tariff to home solar and storage trial

Qld solar and storage trial goes into third phase, with new retail product – Tariff 14 – designed to help guide customer energy consumption.

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Graph of the Day: Most rooftop solar in Queensland now gets low “retail” tariff

Rooftop solar capacity in Queensland receiving state's now defunct premium FiT of 44c/kWh has been overtaken by the total of rooftop solar receiving retail rate.

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How solar cut a Victorian nursery’s power costs by one third

A Victorian flower bulb business expects to slash its yearly power bill by one-third after installing a 60kW solar system at its Dandenong Ranges nursery. And that's before battery storage...

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Rising prices, falling FiTs: A perfect storm for rooftop solar and storage?

Australia's rooftop solar market has set a cracking pace so far this year, and all signs are pointing to it continuing to gather pace, with or without battery storage or generous feed-in tariffs.

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Time to put energy retailers and their offers under the microscope

This year, the retail part of the electricity sector will be getting lots of official attention. Deservedly so, because the "cheap offers" are no longer so cheap.

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