A total of 1.5GW of large- and small-scale solar has been installed across Australia so far in 2019, making it the biggest year for PV installs excluding 2018.
The Queensland Competition Authority has cited strong investment in renewables as a reason for reducing solar feed-in-tariffs in regional Queensland.
AEMO sets out guidelines for solar register as it tries to capture detail of solar installations, which are heading to 56GW and will be biggest energy source in country.
Market operator says energy transition happening at stunning pace in the west, and unless regulators keep up and design rules to encourage needed technologies, grid security is at risk.
Victorian government establishes dedicated energy cop to catch price gouging energy companies while extending zero-interest solar loan program to renters.
New data confirms Victoria’s residential rooftop solar market “languishing” since pause in state rebate scheme early last month.
Slight alteration to Queensland’s new solar rules allows labourers to hold panels, but only if an electrician is holding them at the same time.
Australia rooftop PV installs still tracking 45% ahead of 2018 so far. But speed-humps could be looming, with policy hiccups in Victoria, Queensland.
In W.A. the “hot season” peak is now the same as the winter peak, thanks to rooftop solar. The share of renewables is also nudging 50% at times.
CEC says Queensland government’s looming large-scale solar installation rule change contradicts itself – making it both confusing and potentially industry-crippling.