Battery storage? Australia’s rooftop solar boom has only just begun

The buzz might be about batteries, but the mass adoption of solar PV by Australian homes has only just begun, as prices reach levels that appeal to the late majority, and as early adopters look to upsize their systems.

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How to make serious cuts in home heating costs – and stay warm

Rarely do we hear about policies designed to help people, particularly those with limited means, reduce the amount of energy they use to keep warm inside their homes. But it can be done.

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SA Libs promise $100m for home battery subsidy scheme

South Australia opposition promises $100m in grants to help homes to buy and install battery storage in lead-up to state election.

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Looking for lower energy bills? New-build homes don’t always deliver

Home buyers across Australia could face higher energy bills because of a loophole that allows builders to sidestep energy efficiency requirements.

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Big learnings from my first month with battery storage and more solar

After five weeks with 8kW of solar panels and a 10kWh LG battery – including mostly perfect weather, some rainy days and one eight-hour grid outage – here's how the system at my NSW home performed.

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Solar Insiders Podcast October 4

Australia headed for one GW of rooftop solar installs this year, regulator cracks down on solar rorts, and making sense of volatile certificate prices.

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Regulator cracks down on double dipping for replacing “dodgy” rooftop solar

Clean Energy Regulator says new rule will make replacement rooftop solar panels ineligible for the government rebate, in an effort to boost the standard of installs.

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Our lives as load defectors – our first full year with solar and storage

It has been 12 months since we installed solar and two small battery storage units at our home. This is what we learned in our year of load defection.

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Five things we learned this week about home battery storage

Five things we learned this past week about the state of Australia's home battery storage market, the rules that govern it, the "Tesla effect", how companies are competing, and which governments are on the ball.

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Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen offers "free energy" for households using approved installers, and says it has 2,000 battery sales so far in 2017 and keen to play FCAS market.

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