Home owners using solar power are helping reduce the wholesale cost of electricity, as well as lessening peak demand.
Analysis of official data shows that the top postcodes for solar installation in WA have lower than average incomes.
Australian renewable energy firm Infigen Energy says it has sold two 20MW solar PV projects in the US to Duke Energy.
Milne says utility business model is changing irrevocably, and rapidly, and the only hindrance are regulatory barriers. Even the US energy secretary agrees.
The ACT has announced plans for a 50MW precinct that will feature the latest solar technologies and storage options. Meanwhile, it will soon announce details of its major wind auction – the only bright light on the Australian landscape for 2014.
Qld removes 8c/kWh rooftop solar tariff, leaving households to negotiate with retailers. Industry says move will encourage households to install battery storage.