The Queensland Competition Authority has cited strong investment in renewables as a reason for reducing solar feed-in-tariffs in regional Queensland.
One year after slashing the state solar feed-in tariff by 44%, NSW pricing regulator IPART has lifted the recommended range for retailers to pay solar households by 2c/kWh.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Macalister Demonstration Farm says 61kW solar install at its dairy co-op will pay for itself in power savings in six years – and open the door for new benefits and greater productivity. "When we change the way we think about the cost of power, we can see opportunities.”
NSW government trial will install 2.5kW of rooftop solar, free, for low-income households that forego their energy rebate – a deal it says will deliver twice the power bill savings.
Northern Territory electricity and solar feed-in tariffs set for review, in bid to boost uptake of rooftop solar, battery storage, and other energy efficient technologies.