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Victoria solar feed-in tariff more than doubles to 11.3c/kWh

Victoria solar feed-in tariff more than doubles to 11.3c/kWh

Victoria solar households to get big lift in payments for exports to the grid, but Greens say households still being sold short.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Greensync launches world-first exchange to trade stored household solar power

Industry and govt set to pilot Decentralised Energy Exchange – “deX” – for trading locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to support the grid.

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US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

Report shows 4,143MW solar PV installed in US in Q3 2016, at rate of 1MW every 32 minutes. Q4 on track to beat record again.

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Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Record low solar panel prices, and the ratcheting-down or removal of policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial rooftop solar markets – but also prompting warnings to consumers to avoid the lure of cheap and nasty products, and installers.

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Victoria Coalition may vote against "fairer" solar feed in tariffs

Victoria Coalition may vote against “fairer” solar feed in tariffs

Victorian Liberal opposition reportedly threatening to block legislation to adjust the state’s solar feed in tariff.

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Victoria gives nod to "fairer" time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victoria gives nod to “fairer” time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victorian government to shift solar feed-in tariffs to time-of-use pricing, in move to better reflect the value of the state’s rooftop solar generation, and their environmental benefits.

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Solar shading, and what to do about it

Solar shading, and what to do about it

Solar shading are dirty words to the solar industry. Is it possible to beat shading and boost the output of a solar system?

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Why Australian solar installers are suffering, and consumers are laughing

Why Australian solar installers are suffering, and consumers are laughing

The average margin for a rooftop solar installation in the United States market is 40 per cent. In Australia, some installers are struggle to get into double figures. Consumers aren’t complaining though.

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City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip adds 172kW rooftop solar at St Kilda HQ

City of Port Phillip to save $44,000/year on electricity costs with installation of 172kW solar on the roof of St Kilda Town Hall.

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A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

Victoria regulator makes landmark decision on solar feed in tariffs that could have implications for other states. But does it go far enough?