Greener, cheaper living for tenants: CEFC backs “build-to-rent” property fund

CEFC becomes cornerstone investor in Australia's first build-to-rent property fund – a $1bn effort being led and managed by Mirvac. As well targeting Australia's growing rental property market, the project aims to extend the benefits of energy efficient – and even self-sufficient – homes to renters.

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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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Is this Australia’s biggest home rooftop solar and battery storage system?

Stately home in regional Victoria could boast Australia's biggest grid-connected rooftop solar and storage system, after the innovative installation of 32kW of PV and 60kWh of batteries.

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Rooftop solar to generate more than coal by 2040, saving billions

AEMO's Integrated System Plan says continued high uptake of rooftop solar and other demand-side resources could see distributed PV supply the national grid with more power than coal by 2040, and cut grid infrastructure costs by nearly $4bn.

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Ergon takes new tack to accommodate booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers - has targeted the technology with the least impact, and probably biggest benefit - rooftop solar - for the most dramatic action.

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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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Raising energy efficiency standard could save households billions

Strengthening the energy efficiency requirements of Australia’s residential building code could reduce household electricity and gas bills by $18.9bn between now and 2050, a new report has found.

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Commercial solar boom delivers second-best rooftop PV month on record

Rooftop solar PV registrations for June fell from May’s record volume, but the first six months are still 50% ahead of last year.

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“Daylight robbery” – NSW solar feed-in tariff slashed by 44%

Solar and green groups slam IPART decision to cut NSW solar feed-in tariff, compare it to "getting a pay cut for working overtime."

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