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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

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.

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Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Distributed solar: evil drag on network or misunderstood blessing?

Distributed solar: evil drag on network or misunderstood blessing?

The value of distributed solar depends on assumptions on benefits and costs. Just don’t forget the benefits.

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Rooftop solar panels now cheaper than coal in Philippines

Rooftop solar panels now cheaper than coal in Philippines

Carlos Jericho Petilla is the Secretary of Energy for the Philippines, and recently explained that rooftop solar panels are now cheaper than coal there.

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Vermont power utility shows way to embrace distributed renewables

Vermont power utility shows way to embrace distributed renewables

Green Mountain Power has been transforming itself after deciding it should give customers what they want: Clean energy, generated locally.

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Solar showdown looms as Barclays downgrades electric utility industry

Solar showdown looms as Barclays downgrades electric utility industry

Barclays credit strategy team has warned that the solar market is likely to “disrupt the status quo” for the electric utility industry sooner than later.

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Solar power could help grid security considerably

Solar power could help grid security considerably

Terrorists could black out US electric grids for a year or more. Another good reason to go solar to improve energy security.

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Could Minnesota’s 'value of solar' make everyone a winner?

Could Minnesota’s ‘value of solar’ make everyone a winner?

In Minnesota, a new method of contracting now in place could change the relationship between solar-producing customers and their electric utility.

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Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

If solar trumps gas for peaking power in Minnesota, what reason would there be to build new natural gas peaking capacity anywhere in the country?

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Pioneering commercial solar microgrid completed in US

Pioneering commercial solar microgrid completed in US

US state of Maryland has completed one of America’s first commercial solar microgrids: a 402kW system combining energy storage and a 1,368 panel PV array.