Changes to the STC system could result in the ‘perfect storm’ for rooftop solar, warn solar developers.
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Former Duke CEO Jim Rogers calls for “de-coupling on steroids” in order to get utilities prepared to rewrite the future.
This month, Australia reached 3GW of rooftop solar. So who is installing solar PV, where are they installing it, and how have the systems changed?
The Australian bank gives UK public-housing contractor as much as $197 million to fund $0 upfront solar installations across Britain. Will Australia follow?
Rooftop solar in Australia has broken through the 3GW level, with penetration rates at one-quarter of homes in SA. New study finds that rooftop PV provided 28% of electricity in the state, 9.4% of NEM-wide demand on ‘Solar Sunday’ in September.
Networks are facing the biggest challenge to their business model since poles and wires were first erected a century ago. It will need new concepts such as a ‘thin pipe’ model to control costs, retain customers and avoid having stranded assets. Otherwise, they will fall victim to solar ‘guerrillas’.
Queensland government owned generator says rooftop solar is cutting demand and lowering prices. It hopes LNG industry can deliver a ‘resurgence’ in coal-fired generation.
Queensland network operator Energex has conceded that its century-old business model is under threat from the increased use of rooftop solar, and a growing interest among its 1.3 million consumers to produce and manage their own energy needs. It’s not the only network operator to feel the heat.