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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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Are solar panels still worth it in Queensland? 100MW of new installations say ‘yes’

October 10, 2013
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In a bit of good news for the Queensland solar scene, the state has become the first in Australia to achieve 1 gigawatt (GW) of rooftop solar capacity, according to network operator Energex, as reported by RenewEconomy (which recently posted the below graph). Currently, Australia has well over 1 million homes with solar panels and 2GW of solar […]

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The benefits of solar power to the electricity grid

February 1, 2012
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A future where Australia’s power needs are met by renewable energy sources will demand substantial alterations to the way that electricity is generated and distributed. This point was recently highlighted in an editorial in the Sydney Morning Herald by Matthew Wright, executive director of Melbourne-based thinktank Beyond Zero Emissions, who described how rooftop solar power […]

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8-10c/kWh: NSW Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff amount draft determination

November 24, 2011
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The New South Wales Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal (IPART) has announced its draft determination on a ‘fair and reasonable price’ for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems today. The voluntary 8-10c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate is significantly less than the mandatory, minimum 1-to-1 solar feed-in tariff rate that the state’s solar industry had been pushing […]

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NSW Solar Update: IPART terms of reference released for next feed-in tariff

August 4, 2011
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The NSW government bureaucratic machinery has been set into motion to determine what will be “a fair price for solar power”–‘fair’ depending of course on whose interests you happen to support. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has at last received the government-set parameters within which they will determine who gets paid how much […]

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