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New rooftop solar, battery connection standards: What do they mean? Who needs to know?

New standards guiding rooftop solar and battery storage installs across the NEM have been released by the ENA. But are they good, bad or indifferent for consumers and industry? And what will they actually do? We ask the ENA and the CEC for some answers.

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Rooftop solar trading platform cuts out energy market middle man

Rooftop solar trading platform by Energy Locals and Enosi puts consumers in charge of who they sell their excess PV generation to, and for how much, while opening the household solar market to those previously "locked out."

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Victoria regulator lifts fixed rooftop solar tariff, slashes peak rate

Essential Services Commission ups rooftop solar tariffs for minimum "single rate" in Victoria, but slashes the peak rate for solar exports by more than half.

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Demand response for households – how does it work, and can it really earn you money?

Amber Electric is a power retailer that wants its customers to use more power at cheap times, and less power at expensive times. Sound suspicious? Here's how – and why – it works.

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Solar gardens could deliver major savings for “locked out” consumers

Australia could see “solar gardens” begin to sprout as early as 2019, after a major report found shared solar model not only feasible, but able to knock up to $370 a year off cost of electricity for consumers "locked out" of rooftop PV.

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My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.

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World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches "world-first" active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

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Solar prosumer funded start-up DC Power pilots “fair dinkum” retail offer

Residential solar focused power retailer DC Power Co closes "oversubscribed” fundraising round and switches 800 investors to beta service ahead of February 2019 public launch.

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AusNet flags hefty connection fees for rooftop solar in Victoria

AusNet says its networks might need to be upgraded as more and more households install rooftop solar. And where it does occur, it wants the new customers to pay for it.

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Queensland solar homes win as retailers compete to buy rooftop PV exports

QCA report shows more retailers competing to buy rooftop solar exports in south-east Queensland, pushing the average residential FiT price up by 50% in just 12 months.

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