New report for Tasmania government appears more focused on slamming the brakes on distributed energy, rather than embracing the technology to help the grid.
Tasmania itself doesn’t need more centralised energy storage. Tasmania’s problem is lack of renewable generation.
Feed-in tariffs are simplest and best known mechanism to support rooftop solar, but are there other ways to value distributed generation?
How a change in electricity market rules could support rooftop solar owners and encourage a more cost effective electricity system.
In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.
The new Victorian feed-in tariff announced today marks an important turning point in the struggle for recognition of the real value of distributed renewable energy.
The cost of meeting Tasmania’s energy shortfall with gas and diesel will be very high, but minister’s energy plan leaves us poorer and no wiser on energy security.
Tasmanian government may soon claim that state’s electricity crisis is behind us. The facts, however, are rather less encouraging from all angles.
Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s draft report on solar feed-in tariff ignores the challenge of energy security in Tasmania, the changes facing electricity industry nationally, and climate change.