The WA commercial solar market is being held back by regulations being placed on the industry by grid operator Western Power.
A case of false advertising of solar PV panels as ‘Australian’ made risks damaging the industry’s reputation among consumers.
Rooftop solar is hitting the mainstream as specialist “bill switchers” turn their focus to solar lease offerings.
Battery storage costs are falling much faster than predicted, providing benefits to consumers and network operators.
Latest data reveals Thailand is clear solar leader of the Southeast Asian region, with almost 700MW of PV expected to be installed in 2013.
In the face of budget cuts, ARENA’s Industry Program is targeting the development of renewable energy projects to supply Australia’s mining industry; a major growth opportunity for the renewables sector, and a chance for miners to save cash and cut emissions.
The German solar industry is preparing for battle over the value of the self-consumption market, something that will come into sharper focus with storage.
Households could provide ‘cheap finance’ for distributed battery storage and help ‘unload the grid’ of excess solar PV electricity.
With the retreat of Australia’s subsidised PV markets, a new reality is emerging. Residential and commercial solar leasing is a big part of it.
Sungevity founder Danny Kennedy says there is almost no ceiling to the business growth potential of his solar leasing model in Australia.