Solar hottest in these Australian suburbs – but apartment dwellers still missing the party

Australia's top 10 solar postcodes revealed. But it's not all sun and savings – UNSW report shows millions of apartment dwellers still locked out of rooftop solar, and up to 4GW of shared rooftop potential untapped.

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“Cheap shot” at commercial solar: Industry slams Queensland rule change

Solar developers slam Queensland government rule restricting panel installation to licensed electricians as "absurd," and warn it will kill many commercial solar projects.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate set to be capped, as 30,000-plus households pile in

UPDATED: Victoria energy minister says applications to rooftop solar rebate will be capped in future years, to "boost safety and ensure orderly rollout," as numbers reach their limits for the introductory phase of scheme.

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Daintree could be Australia’s first renewable only micro-grid, with help from green hydrogen

Queensland’s world heritage-listed Daintree region could soon host Australian-first solar power to hydrogen gas microgrid, with newly announced federal funding tipped to help make the 100% renewable project shovel ready.

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AusNet hints at online error as solar, battery rejections spark industry anger

As concern grows that solar and battery storage is being blocked in some parts of Victoria, AusNet says efforts to fast-track the customer connection process may have caused some applications to be wrongly rejected.

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Why the network push to limit rooftop solar exports should be resisted

The push by the network lobby to limit exports from rooftop solar is more about defending their investment in gas pipelines. It must be resisted.

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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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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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Battery powered home and car: The fossil fuel era is fading

NSW hinterland luxury rental home with 10kW solar, two Tesla Powerwall batteries, and a Model X EV, seeks to demonstrate Tesla's vision of the new energy and transport future. So how does it shape up?

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