The Top 6 mistakes people make when buying solar systems

By having multiple companies give you a breakdown on how much solar will cost you, you can gain a real understanding of whether solar is right for your budget, and whether or not you’re being ripped off.

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19 graphs that explain solar panels for home owners (+maps)

A quick and simple visual explainer of solar panels for home owners.

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It’s cold in my house and the price of gas is going up – what can I do?

With gas prices rising, many people are shivering while contemplating how big their next gas bill will be. A switch to electricity is one option.

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Solar and battery storage already cheaper than grid power in Australia

Leading BNEF analyst says solar + storage unstoppable, because they are already cheaper for Australian households to install than electricity from the grid.

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Abbott war on rooftop solar to drive up cost to homes, businesses

Attempt by Abbott government to stop Clean Energy Finance Corporation co-financing rooftop solar is likely to make rooftop solar a lot more more expensive for those homes and businesses who have yet to install the technology, and who cannot afford to buy the systems outright.

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Why NSW homes may lead in uptake of battery storage

Some 160,000 homes in NSW will lose their premium feed in tariffs for solar in 18 months. Here's why battery storage may look an attractive option.

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Tasmania rooftop solar market in decline after tariff ‘double whammy’

Tasmanian renewables group calls for state government intervention after a series of cuts to solar feed-in tariffs causes market to contract.

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AGL offering 7.2kWh battery storage at under $10,000

AGL Energy is offering battery storage systems at a steep discount to even wholesale prices. But there may be method to their madness, locking in customers for the long term and reaping benefits from battery storage systems. But it underpins the potential for battery storage costs to fall quickly and sharply.

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Victorian community solar ‘bulk buy’ offer snapped up – 150 households in one month

The second round of a Central Victorian ‘bulk-buy’ community solar scheme has attracted 150 registrations for rooftop solar in just 29 days. Rooftop solar demand appears to be booming in rural Victoria, with 150 households from the shire of Mount Alexander registering to install a PV system in just 29 days, in the second round […]

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Network charges may penalise uptake of battery storage, as well as PV

Australian networks are also penalising solar households, now it looks like they will do the same with those that add battery storage. The trend among some electricity networks to penalise or discourage the uptake of rooftop solar by imposing fixed tariffs or additional fees is now extending to battery storage, with one network accused of […]

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