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Articles by Warwick Johnston

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Which retailers will (and won't) meet their 2017 LGC liability?

Which retailers will (and won’t) meet their 2017 LGC liability?

With a Wednesday deadline, things are getting tight for power companies to purchase and surrender enough LGCs to meet their liability. Has ERM got its act together?

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The solar market consolidation that never happened

The solar market consolidation that never happened

Remember the predictions that the solar market would consolidate from 4000 businesses to four or forty major solar companies serving the Australian market? The opposite happened.

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2018: Can Australian PV keep up record-breaking pace set in 2017?

2018: Can Australian PV keep up record-breaking pace set in 2017?

2017 saw almost 1.1 GW of rooftop PV installed and at least another 0.1 GW of PV above 100kW commissioned. What’s in store for 2018?

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9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

9 solar PV records broken in Australia in 2017 (and one for batteries)

2017 has been a year of records for Australian solar power, and the year’s not even finished yet. Here are 10 of the highlights so far…

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Battery storage: Who's leading on quality and brand recognition?

Battery storage: Who’s leading on quality and brand recognition?

Tesla and LG Chem are leading the battery storage market in terms of brand recognition, but the issue of quality throws up some other names.

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How long will your solar panels last, and how well will they perform?

How long will your solar panels last, and how well will they perform?

Millions of low-quality solar panels have been installed on Australian roofs, mostly because mums and dads lacked the expertise to differentiate panel quality.

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Solar’s record breaking year in Australia in 2016

Solar’s record breaking year in Australia in 2016

2016 turned out to be record breaking year for solar, in many regards. You’ll get all the information you need here, but here are some of the highlights.

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Why battery storage doesn’t pay without rooftop solar

Why battery storage doesn’t pay without rooftop solar

There’s plenty of early adopters out there who will buy battery storage regardless of the return on investment, because early adopters like the technology and the independence it offers.

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Australia rooftop solar market remains static with 56MW installed in April

Australia rooftop solar market remains static with 56MW installed in April

Rooftop solar installations in Australia remained static in April with a total of 56MW installed for the month – 11% less than this time last year.

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Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Solar power in Australia has grown to 5 gigawatts and was the largest source of new power in the country in 2015. It now represents 9% of Australia’s total electricity generation capacity.

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Australian solar industry celebrates the New Year by ticking over 1.5m PV systems

Australian solar industry celebrates the New Year by ticking over 1.5m PV systems

Australia now hosts 1.5 million solar power systems. That’s equivalent to 18% of Australian households owning a PV system.