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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Record March for rooftop solar, more capacity installed than in all years before 2010

More record growth for rooftop solar in Australia, with a total of 181MW installed in March 2019, taking market two-thirds of way to volume reached in 2015 and 2016.

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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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Victoria cracks down on inverter standards for rooftop solar scheme

Victorian Labor government introduces new requirement making “smart inverters” mandatory for solar systems installed under its Solar Homes scheme.

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AusNet: We’ve been overwhelmed by the solar rush, and we’ve made mistakes

Making sure Victoria's network can cope with residential demand for batteries and solar is a complicated business – but we're not sitting on our hands.

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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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Are solar export limitations blocking home battery storage in Victoria?

Households in eastern Victoria wishing to be energy self-sufficient by investing in solar and battery storage are being blocked by AusNet’s grid connection rules.

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Why we need the Approved Solar Retailer program – and why Victoria is demanding it

A new rule requiring all Victorian retailers to get CEC accreditation to participate in the state solar rebate will be annoying news for some. But it will cause problems for only a few.

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Victoria government closes Solar Homes rebate to “approved” retailers only

Victoria government says rooftop solar retailers wishing to participate in Solar Homes subsidy must be signatories to Clean Energy Council Code of Conduct. Industry has mixed response.

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Our journey to rooftop solar in coastal Victoria

At the time we were building our new house we considered solar panels, but cost and return on investment weren't convincing. Six years later, the ballgame has changed.

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