Tariffs

Victorian dairy co-op says solar a “no-brainer” for farmers – batteries not far behind

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.”

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NSW offers free rooftop solar for low-income households – in place of energy rebate

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.

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NT government set to review solar feed-in tariff, as grid reforms kick off

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.

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What is a solar PPA?

Thinking of going solar? It's not all about panels on roofs. There are many benefits – economic and environmental – for businesses that choose to go solar via a power purchase agreement.

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New solar + battery round for Yackandandah, as 100% renewable plans take shape

North-east Victorian town forges ahead on 100% renewable plans, with new bulk-buy solar round, community retailer and microgrid projects.

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Energy Locals takes aim at “big three” with wholesale electricity offer

Retail power upstart launches new membership service that offers flat weekly fee, and electricity at “wholesale” market prices.

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Community retailer Enova eyes expansion with new crowd-funding campaign

Community energy retailer aims to raise at least $3m to finance its extension across NSW, including Sydney CBD, followed by south-east Queensland, Victoria and SA.

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How business can keep energy costs below 10c/kWh

New report shows taking part in demand response activities could save businesses up to 33 per cent on their power costs – and for very little effort. Used alongside the wholesale purchase of power and a corporate renewable PPA, the benefits to business can be substantial.

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WA energy minister mulls home battery incentives, in solar tariff review

WA energy minister to review solar tariffs, and possible incentives to boost battery uptake, as the state's rooftop PV market continues to boom.

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Victoria networks ask if solar households should pay for grid upgrades. This was the response…

Powercor and CityPower ask: “Should investment in power quality be paid for by a) All customers or b) Customers with solar panels who export?” Customers say...

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