NSW offers free rooftop solar for low-income households – in place of energy rebate

NSW government trial will install 2.5kW of rooftop solar, free, for low-income households that forego their energy rebate – a deal it says will deliver twice the power bill savings.

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Tesla confirms price hike for Powerwall 2 battery storage, to reflect “better value”

Tesla confirms near 20 per cent jump in price of Powerwall 2 battery storage units, but says more upgrades and improvements are coming.

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Solar Victoria sets up taskforce to combat rooftop rebate scams

Consumer Affairs Victoria joins taskforce to combat high-pressure sales tactics, inaccurate marketing and poor service as state government solar rebate scheme takes off.

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Australia rooftop solar installs surpass 1GW in September, overtaking 2017 total

SunWiz data shows Australia installed another 125MW of small-scale rooftop solar in September, taking total for calendar 2018 to 1.09GW and beating 2017 total with three months to go.

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NT government set to review solar feed-in tariff, as grid reforms kick off

Northern Territory electricity and solar feed-in tariffs set for review, in bid to boost uptake of rooftop solar, battery storage, and other energy efficient technologies.

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Got rooftop solar? It’s time to add a battery

In Australia, regulators are giving a very clear signal to the market: the grid is not your battery, so please get your own.

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How to avoid rooftop solar scammers – tips from Solar Victoria as rebate kicks in

The body set up to oversee Victoria government's residential solar rebate warns consumers to be wary of “scammers and inaccurate marketing” by PV cowboys pushing dodgy products and trying to cash in on the scheme.

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Victoria rooftop solar rebate opens for applications, after “flood” of interest

Applications officially open for Victoria Labor’s 50% rooftop solar rebate, a scheme that has attracted more than 10,000 registrations of interest and a “flood of inquiries” since announced three weeks ago.

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To look forward, look back: Australia’s first grid-connected rooftop solar system

In the current madness that masquerades as Australian energy policy, looking back may be the balm to continue looking forward. So let's step back to 1994 and see how far we've come.

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Rooftop solar kept out of the shade with new Victoria planning rules

Victoria government amends planning laws to protect the state’s more than 330,000 rooftop solar systems from being overshadowed by neighbouring developments.

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