Get in on the ground floor: how apartments can join the solar boom

Getting your strata committee to agree to solar panels is tricky, but it can be done.

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AGL to pilot “virtual” rooftop solar scheme for renters, apartments

AGL energy CEO says upcoming new pilot will offer access to a "rooftop solar discount" to households unable to install their own. And announces lift in solar tariffs.

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Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland decides against proposed voluntary "buy out" of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange for battery storage, but announces new rules to stop premium tariffs being rorted by batteries.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

ATA report finds 5kW-plus rooftop solar systems offer best bang for buck, no matter the household energy profile – and even if all generation exported to grid.

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What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

Hailed as the 'last, best hope' for energy customers, the Finkel review's clean energy target looks more like as a shuffle of money between various large businesses – with little of it coming the way of consumers.

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Why 2.6GWh of battery storage is achievable in next few years

It has been argued that the CSIRO’s report was “a stitch up” for renewables, and very obviously designed to downplay the benefits, even though almost every scenario the role of renewables resulted in benefits..

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Australia’s largest solar retailer served with “wind up” notice by tax office

Australia's biggest solar module retailer, Eurosolar, served with wind up notice from ATO. Company says it is a mistake, but future is clouded.

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A natural home, in the heart of the city

Author Christopher Brown talks about climate change, wildlife and how he built an underground home in Austin, Texas.

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Reposit recall deals blow to Canberra energy management start-up

Leading Australian home energy management start-up, Reposit Power, has issued a recall for all Reposit meter and box Kits installed since 2015, due to potential risk of electric shock.

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