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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Melbourne’s first Tesla Powerwall home battery system – one year on

Nearly one year ago, Greens MP Greg Barber installed 5kW of solar alongside Melbourne's first 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall home battery. Here's a look at how it has performed.

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Solar + storage bulk-buy proposed for NSW Northern Rivers region

NSW community renewables group Farming the Sun pitches seventh bulk-buy scheme, this time for solar and battery storage.

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What’s happening to residential electricity prices – and why

AEMC report says most Australian households can expect to pay between 4-10% more for their 2017-18 electricity bills, thanks largely to the cost of the RET and the exit of Victoria's Hazelwood brown coal plant. But is it really as black and white – or even green – as all that?

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Peer-to-peer solar trading kicks off at WA housing development

Australia’s first residential solar electricity sharing market is underway, with the launch of Power Ledger's world leading P2P trading platform at the White Gum Valley housing project in WA.

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Australian battery price war heats up for solar bonus market

LG Chem partners with SMA inverters as competition in the Australian battery storage market intensifies with more than 200,000 solar households about to lose their premium feed in tariffs and look to storage options.

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