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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?

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It's official: Australia now has 5GW of solar on its rooftops

It’s official: Australia now has 5GW of solar on its rooftops

Australia has officially broken through the 5GW barrier for rooftop solar, with more than 1.51 million homes and businesses now generating their own power.

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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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Half of Australia’s solar homes don’t understand technology on their roof

Half of Australia’s solar homes don’t understand technology on their roof

A startling number of solar households think the best use of their investment is to feed power to the grid. Education is needed.

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Adelaide family hopes to “zero bills” with solar and storage

Adelaide family hopes to “zero bills” with solar and storage

SA family installs state’s first Fronius battery system, adding 6kWh storage to 10kW rooftop solar, with help from Adelaide City Council grant.