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Commercial solar power in Sydney & NSW

November 8, 2016
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Solar power is an attractive investment option and great way to save money for businesses in Sydney and across the rest of New South Wales. This article provides an overview of commercial solar power in Sydney, as well as the rest of NSW. What are the benefits of commercial solar power in NSW? Solar power is […]

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Which electricity retailer is giving the best solar feed-in tariff?

October 10, 2016
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Feed-in tariffs in Australia: How they’ve changed Solar feed-in tariffs are arrangements where a solar system owner is paid for the excess solar energy that they send back into the grid. At one point in time, feed-in tariffs were mandatory in every state in Australia, and the rates they offered were quite generous. Much has changed, however, […]

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Solar power in Sydney, NSW: Compare prices & installers

August 24, 2016
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Sydney is a great place for solar power, and roughly 10-15% of Sydney area homes have solar panels installed on their roofs. This article is an overview of everything you need to know if you’re considering solar power for your Sydney home – including how you can compare system prices and installers who operate in your […]

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IKEA’s new installations with Canadian Solar highlight growing Australian commercial solar sector

May 15, 2014
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Signs are emerging that the Australian commercial solar market is finally taking off, with increasing numbers of businesses and councils signing up for rooftop PV; not least among them IKEA, which this week revealed plans to roll out the nation’s largest commercial solar development so far. The Swedish furniture giant announced on Tuesday it was […]

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Sunny Australia’s solar uptake lags behind dreary UK’s

May 7, 2014
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Queensland continues to remain the hot-spot for rooftop solar installations in Australia, accounting for much of the installs in the month of March, and showing an increase as falls were recorded in other states. According to industry statistician SunWiz, around 71MW of rooftop solar was registered in March across the country. Again it was mostly […]

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Australia’s small-scale solar plants’ contribution now equivalent to 1GW coal plant: Clean Energy Regulator

May 2, 2014
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A new report by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator has revealed that the nation’s total combined rooftop PV and solar hot water systems can generate enough renewable energy to displace the equivalent of a 1,000MW coal-fired power plant. The report – the latest annual review by the federal body that oversees the Renewable Energy Target – […]

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Are Australian solar homes getting a fair deal? QLD & NSW vs Minnesota

April 1, 2014
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Australian solar households are beginning to ask themselves if they are getting a good deal for the excess solar electricity that they export back to the grid during day time hours. In most parts of Australia, those households installing rooftop solar arrays for the first time, or those coming out of previous contracts, are getting […]

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Solar power in Penrith, NSW: Compare systems & prices

March 28, 2014

Penrith residents have access to some of the most affordable solar power systems in all of Australia, thanks to its proximity to the population center of Sydney. This article investigates the benefits of solar power in Penrith, and takes a look at some of the things a home or business would need to consider before […]

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Solar power for businesses in Sydney & surrounds: Compare prices & components

March 27, 2014
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More and more businesses are making an investment in solar power—in Australia and around the globe. This article takes a look at solar power for businesses in and around Sydney, NSW, explaining why so many companies are taking an interest in solar, as well as some of the key considerations a business will need to […]

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Rooftop solar power system prices in Sydney, NSW: How much does a system cost?

March 18, 2014
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Sydney, NSW is home to some of the lowest solar power system prices in Australia. This article takes a look at solar PV prices and how to get the most out of having a system in Sydney. Solar panel costs have come down for Sydney and the rest of the world In the past 4-5 […]

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Solar Choice PV Price Index – March 2013

March 4, 2013
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Previous Solar Choice Photovoltaic (PV) Price Indexes for 2013 reveal an industry in transition. Solar PV Prices in January were significantly more expensive than in December 2012, as a result of the early closure of the Solar Credit Scheme on 1 January 2013. The updated installer prices for February show an attempt to continue the downward price trend that […]

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Get solar quotes for Sydney, NSW

July 12, 2012
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Sydney is the largest city in Australia and a great place to install a solar PV system, provided you are prudent in your selection of installer and smart about how and when you use solar power. The best place to start for those considering going solar is a thorough comparison of solar quotes from Sydney, NSW […]

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Looking for solar power in Coffs Harbour, NSW?

July 4, 2012
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Coffs Harbour, on the north coast of NSW, is a good place to install a solar PV system, even after the collapse of the state’s Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff scheme. The cost of installing a solar power system has never been lower, and there are up-front financial incentives available through the Federal Solar Credits rebate scheme, so purchasing […]

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NSW Solar Bonus Scheme benchmark rate range to be 7.7c-12.9c for 2012-2013: IPART

June 27, 2012
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NSW’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has announced the Solar Bonus Scheme benchmark buyback rate for solar power fed into the electricity grid in NSW for the financial year 2012-2013. The rate range of 7.7 to 12.9c per kilowatt-hour (kWh), while not mandatory, is the amount that grid-connected solar PV system owners should seek […]

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How to find the best solar power system installation deals in Lismore, NSW

June 1, 2012
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Lismore, on the north coast of NSW, is a good place to install a solar PV system, even after the collapse of the state’s Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff scheme. The cost of installing a solar power system has never been lower, and there are up-front financial incentives available through the Federal Solar Credits rebate scheme, so purchasing a […]

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Find Solar Power System Installation Deals in Wee Waa, NSW

May 16, 2012
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Wee Waa NSW is a great place to install a solar PV system, even after the conclusion of the state’s Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff scheme. Solar Choice, as Australia’s free Solar Energy Brokering and advice service, is in a unique position to help customers find the best solar PV power system deals in Wee Waa, NSW, […]

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Find the Best Solar Power PV Deals in Condobolin, NSW

April 26, 2012
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Condobolin NSW is a great place to install a solar PV system, even after the conclusion of the state’s Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff scheme. Solar Choice, as Australia’s free Solar Energy Brokering and advice service, is in a unique position to help customers find the best solar PV power system deals in Condobolin, NSW, as well […]

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Dubbo, NSW the Solar PV System Capital of Australia

April 13, 2012

With over 28% of homes having installed solar PV systems, Dubbo NSW has emerged as Australia’s top solar postcode, according the Clean Energy Council (CEC). Solar Choice has played a major role in helping Dubbo claim this crown: of the 2,100 solar PV systems installed in the 2830 postcode area (i.e. Dubbo and surrounds), more than […]

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16% electricity price rise expected across NSW from July 2012: IPART

April 12, 2012
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In line with the national trend, retail electricity prices are set to jump an average of 16% across NSW from 1 July 2012 (after a 18.2% increase last year), according to a draft determination released by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), the government body which regulates power rates. Rate increases were deemed necessary to […]

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Find the Best Solar PV Power System Deals in Wollongong, NSW

March 23, 2012
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Wollongong, just south of Sydney, is a good place to install a solar PV system, even after the collapse of the state’s Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff scheme. The cost of installing a solar power system has never been lower, and there are up-front financial incentives available through the Federal Solar Credits rebate scheme, so purchasing a system […]

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NSW Parks and Wildlife undaunted by low Solar Feed-in Tariff

March 20, 2012
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Despite the low rate recently recommended by NSW’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) last week, the state’s far western Parks and Wildlife service will carry on with installation of solar PV system. The already has 12 solar PV systems installed in the western part of the state, and will install more in the future, indicative of […]

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Find the best solar PV deals in Newcastle, NSW

March 19, 2012
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Newcastle, just north of Sydney, is a good place to install a solar PV system, even after the closure of NSW’s Solar Bonus feed-in tariff incentive scheme. The cost of installing a solar power system has never been lower, and there are up-front financial incentives available through the Federal Solar Credits rebate scheme, so purchasing a system […]

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NSW Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff Scheme: IPART Final Report Released

March 14, 2012
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The long-awaited result is finally in: IPART has made its recommendation as to how the NSW government should replace the state’s now defunct Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff Scheme. Under IPART‘s recommendations, NSW residents interested in installing solar PV systems will not be eligible for a standard, state-wide Solar Feed-in Tariff. Instead, the government, as foreshadowed […]

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1-to-1 Solar Buyback vs Solar Feed-in Tariffs: The Economics

February 9, 2012
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Most states in Australia currently have or have had some sort of Solar Feed-in Tariff scheme in place. Solar Feed-in Tariffs, which pay solar system owners a premium per kilowatt-hour for the power that they feed into the grid, are one of the key incentive mechanisms for the promotion of renewable energy generation across the […]

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NSW’s Renewable Energy Precincts project

December 9, 2011
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The New South Wales government is undertaking a project to explore avenues to strategically encourage the uptake of sources of renewable energy in order to meet the state’s 2020 deadline of 20% energy sourced from renewables under its Renewable Energy Plan. One such project is its Renewable Energy Precincts project, which has established 6 zones […]

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$4 billion in coal subsidies in NSW?

November 7, 2011
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The Auditor-General of NSW released a report today condemning the previous Labour government’s implementation of the Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff Scheme, which became political hotpoint last year when it was found that it would go severely over budget. The irony is that the Auditor-General’s report comes on the heels of an article by Climate Spectator […]

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30c/kWh Solar Feed-in Tariff through Solar Choice installer

November 3, 2011

A solar PV installer in the Solar Choice installer network is now offering a 30c/kWh net Solar Feed-in Tariff for New South Wales customers. The offer is applicable to systems of up to 3 kilowatts (kW) in capacity size and will be guaranteed for 3 years. Request a solar quote comparison or give us a ring […]

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Getting Grid-Connected in your State or Territory

August 23, 2010
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You are a faced with a slight conundrum:  you’re considering installing a solar energy system (photovoltaic or PV) in your home and you want to get connected to the grid but you’re not sure where to start. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Print for later Tell a friend Related PostsWhat’s a […]

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