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Articles by Warwick Johnston

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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.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's average solar PV system size hits 5kW

Graph of the Day: Australia’s average solar PV system size hits 5kW

The national average Australian solar PV system size hit 5kW in June, a landmark development pushed by increasing uptake in commercial solar.

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Good news for solar: Clearing House shifts for first time

Good news for solar: Clearing House shifts for first time

It’s been a long time coming, but the Clearing House has shifted, rewarding those who holding out since early 2011 to get $40 for their STCs.

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Australian residential solar market is dying, but commercial is thriving

Australian residential solar market is dying, but commercial is thriving

The residential solar market in Australia is in decline, but the commercial scale market is offering new opportunities.

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Why the residential solar market is saturated, and commercial untapped

Why the residential solar market is saturated, and commercial untapped

Most of the quick pay-back roofs have already been taken up. But the market for commercial scale solar on business rooftops is largely untapped.

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IEA needs your data for survey about Aussie PV

IEA needs your data for survey about Aussie PV

Task 1 of the IEA PVPS is all about collecting, collating, analyzing, and disseminating information about national solar markets.