Origin supports ACCC call to wind up the federal rooftop solar subsidy early, citing savings to consumers.
One of the perverse design features of the NEG is that it supports gas-fired generation and old hydro, but excludes rooftop solar.
ESB modelling is false and misleading, claiming credit for projects already in pipeline. The latest NEG outline also penalises rooftop solar and large scale solar, does crazy things with offsets and will end up lifting prices.
Rooftop solar on Australian homes and businesses could account for 22 per cent of national demand and overtake the combined output of black and brown coal at that time.
UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.
Days after ACCC calls for rooftop solar scheme to be abolished, new report identifies why more rooftop solar should be encouraged to reduce peak demand on hot days and boost system security.
The biggest threat to Australia’s legacy coal fired generators is not the explosion of wind and solar farms, or even the settings of the country’s emissions policy: Right now, it’s the continued boom in rooftop solar.
ACCC calls for federal solar subsidy to be scrapped by 2021, in report that documents how consumers have been screwed by networks, generators and retailers. Its response: Kill rooftop solar, and get government to underwrite new projects that could include gas and coal.
Rooftop solar PV registrations for June fell from May’s record volume, but the first six months are still 50% ahead of last year.
Matter Technology, one of Australia’s first solar start-ups to target rented households, has gone into voluntary administration, and is seeking buyers.