Solar Choice

Recent News

17 July 2014

Victorian electricity retailer set to hit solar system owners with additional fees

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/victoria-solar-system-owners-hit-additional-fees-170714

16 July 2014

15,000 new Australian households going solar monthly, with Queensland leading the way

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/15000-new-australian-households-go-solar-monthly-queensland-leads-way-160714

10 July 2014

Inefficient pricing, not renewables, to blame for Australian electricity cost pain: Grattan Institute

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/inefficient-markets-not-renewables-blame-australian-electricity-market-090714

8 July 2014

Solar PV Price Index – July 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-system-prices-sydney-melbourne-perth-canberra-adelaide-july-2014

1 July 2014

Elephants and baboons go solar as Solar Choice manages project tender for Melbourne Zoo

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/elephants-and-baboons-go-solar-as-solar-choice-manages-project-tender-for-melbourne-zoo/

26 June 2014

Palmer’s backing of the RET ensures scheme’s survival, but cuts still likely

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/palmer-backing-ret-ensures-survival-but-cuts-likely-260614

25 June 2014

New solar connection guidelines for Queensland come into effect from 1 July

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/new-solar-connection-guidelines-for-queensland-come-effect-1-july-240614

24 June 2014

What NSW’s 2014-15 benchmark feed-in tariff rates mean for solar homes

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-feed-in-tariff-benchmark-rate-range-2014-2015-230614

18 June 2014

NSW’s recommended solar feed-in tariff rates fall slightly in final IPART report

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/nsw-recommended-solar-feed-in-tariff-falls-slightly-final-ipart-report-180614

13 June 2014

Aussie solar growth continues with Queensland leading on residential installs

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/australian-solar-growth-continues-qld-leading-residential-installs-120614

10 June 2014

Commercial solar PV system prices for June 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/commercial-solar-pv-system-prices-june-2014-10kw-20kw-50kw-100kw

6 June 2014

Solar Choice Commercial brokers 100kW solar installation for Ainsworth Gaming Technology

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-commercial-100kw-solar-installtion-ainsworth-game-technology

3 June 2014

Solar PV system prices for June 2014 now published

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-installation-prices-june-2014

5 June 2014

Rooftop continues to grow in Queensland

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/rooftop-solar-expands-in-queensland-050614

4 June 2014

Queensland regulated residential electricity prices to increase 13% from 1 July 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/queensland-regulated-electricity-prices-rise-1-july-2014-030614

30 May 2014

NSW government backs RET but recommends substantial changes

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/nsw-government-backs-ret-recommends-substantial-changes-300514

29 May 2014

Regional Queensland solar Feed-in tariff set for 6¢/kWh

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/regional-queensland-solar-feed-in-tariff-set-6-5c-kwh-290514

21 May 2014

AGL’s submission to RET review urges incentive reductions

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/agl-submission-ret-review-urges-incentive-recductions-210514

9 May 2014

Solar Choice releases pricing data for commercial-scale solar PV systems (10kW-100kW)

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/pricing-data-for-commercial-scale-solar-pv-systems-30kw-100kw

6 May 2014

What would a solar PV system cost without the Renewable Energy Target?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/cost-of-solar-system-without-renewable-energy-target-050414

7 May 2014

Solar PV system prices for May 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-power-system-prices-may-2014-sydney-perth

2 May 2014

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

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/clean-energy-regulator-small-scale-solar-plants-1gw-coal-plant-020514

29 April 2014

Solar Council fears that RET review could mean the end of incentives for small-scale solar systems

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/solar-council-fears-ret-review-remove-small-scale-solar-incentives-290414

25 April 2014

Solar export rates to fall again in NSW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/nsw-feed-in-tariffs-reduced-again-041514

22 April 2014

Australian households lead the way in solar PV investment

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/australian-households-lead-way-solar-pv-investment-220414

11 April 2014

Victoria Greens launch campaign to stand up for solar system owners

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/victoria-greens-launch-pro-solar-campaign-100414

7 April 2014

Solar PV system prices for April 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-prices-sydney-perth-melbourne-adelaide-brisbane-april-2014

2 April 2014

Solar Council's 'Save Solar' campaign goes full bore in WA

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/solar-council-save-solar-campaign-wa-020414

1 April 2014

Are Australian solar homes getting a fair deal for their excess power?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/are-solar-homes-getting-fair-deal-minnesota-qld-nsw-010414

19 March 2014

Who will own the batteries? GSES suggests some ways utilities can adapt to the rise of distributed generation

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/gses-suggests-some-ways-utilities-can-adapt-to-distributed-generation-190314

12 March 2014

Battle for the RET begins in WA as Solar Council ramps up campaign

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/battle-for-ret-begins-in-wa-solar-council-campaign-120314

10 March 2014

Solar PV system prices for March 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-prices-australia-march-2014-100314/

7 March 2014

QLD's new, 'unfair' market rate for solar could mean more solar owners go off-grid

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/queensland-new-market-rate-solar-feed-in-tariff-unfair-customers-go-off-grid-070314/

6 March 2014

Big changes ahead for Australian solar

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/news/big-changes-ahead-for-australian-solar-060314/

4 March 2014

Australian Solar Council independent quality assurance seal for solar panels

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-solar-council-introduces-independent-quality-seal-for-solar-panels-040314/

3 March 2014

EnergyAustralia says rooftop solar to blame for falling wholesale electricity costs & demand

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/energyaustralia-blames-rooftop-solar-for-falling-wholesale-electricity-costs-demand-020314/

28 February 2014

With next phase of large-scale feed-in tariff underway, ACT doubles cap to 550MW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/phase-2-large-scale-renewables-act-doubles-target-550mw-280214/

24 February 2014

Benefits of rooftop solar clearly visible in South Australia

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/rooftop-solar-pv-benefits-to-grid-visible-in-sa-250214/

20 February 2014

With Renewable Energy Target, Australia's solar industry takes facts into battle

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/government-releases-terms-of-reference-for-ret-review-180214/

19 February 2014

Suntech's Dr Zhenrong Shi visits Solar Choice office in Manly


Solar Choice now offering 2nd Commercial Solar Financing Package

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/suntech-zhenrong-shi-visits-solar-choice-office-180214/

18 February 2014

How you can help save the Renewable Energy Target

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/how-you-can-help-save-australia-renewable-energy-target-170214/

17 February 2014

Solar PV Price Index for February 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-price-index-february-2014/

10 February 2014

Victoria opens feed-in tariff to low-emissions technologies

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victorian-feed-in-tariff-open-to-low-emissions-technology-applicants-100214/

5 February 2014

Clean Energy Council kicks off 'Save our Solar' campaign

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-solar-council-launches-campaign-to-save-the-ret-050214/

31 January 2014

Axing Renewable Energy Target could cost 7,000 Australian solar jobs

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/axing-small-scale-renewable-energy-target-cost-7k-jobs-310114/

29 January 2014

Nitin Nampalli: Solar Choice News Technology Analyst

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nitin-nampalli-solar-choices-news-technology-contributor-270114/

28 January 2014

Giles Parkinson joins Solar Choice News as regular contributor

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/giles-parkinson-joins-solar-choice-news-as-regular-news-contributor-250114/

24 January 2014

Solar Choice pricing data to be included in CEC’s 2014 business & industry solar PV guide

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-pricing-data-included-in-cec-2014-commercial-solar-guide-240114/

23 January 2014

China ups solar PV installation target for 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/china-increases-2014-solar-panel-installation-target-15pc-230114/

22 January 2014

Rooftop solar provided nearly 9% of SA's electricity, 3% of Victoria's during peak of heat on 16 Jan

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/012214/

21 January 2014

Outlook positive for energy storage in 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/outlook-on-energy-storage-optimistic-for-2014-210114/

20 January 2014

ARENA announces 2 solar winners

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/arena-announces-2-solar-winners-200114/

16 January 2014

Solar Choice's Patent: Automatic Quotes for Solar Power Installations

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choices-patent-pending-automatic-quotes-for-solar-power-installations/

15 January 2014

Solar Selections brokers installation of solar panels for 10 locations of UK's largest bakery chain, Greggs

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/greggs-bakeries-installs-solar-panels-with-help-from-solar-selections/

11 January 2014

Australia nears 2 million solar roofs, small-scale renewable energy units already past 2 million

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australia-nears-its-2-millionth-rooftop-solar-system/

10 January 2014

Solar Choice brokers & develops installation of solar panels for 6 ACT McDonald's restaurants

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-facilitates-installation-of-solar-panels-for-6-act-mcdonalds/

7 January 2014

What is your feed-in tariff eligibility in Western Australia (Horizon Customers)?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-feed-in-tariff-rates-western-australia-horizon-customers/

31 December 2013

2013: The Australian solar year in review

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/2013-the-australian-solar-year-in-review/

29 December 2013

Government intentions to dilute the RET becoming clearer

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/government-plans-to-dilute-ret-becoming-clearer/

20 December 2013

Among the upcoming wave of utility-scale solar farms, Silex Systems plans projects in Victoria, Queensland and beyond

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/wave-of-utility-scale-solar-farms-silex-solar-plans-victoria-queensland/

10 December, 2013

Solar PV System Price Index for December 2013 now published

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-prices-australia-dec-2013/

5 December 2013

Solar Choice is hiring for a PV Engineer and Commercial Energy Analyst. Click the link to learn more.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/job-openings/

4 December 2013

Australia reaches 3-gigawatt rooftop solar capacity milestone

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australia-next-solar-milestone-3gw-rooftop-solar-installed/

14 November 2013

Federal government moves to cut ARENA funding

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/federal-government-moves-to-slash-arena-funding/

13 November 2013

Solar PV System Price Index for November 2013 now published

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-system-prices-november-2013/

5 November 2013

SA feed-in tariff recipients could lose benefit by installing energy storage

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/south-australia-feed-in-tariff-energy-storage/

30 Oct 2013

Could solar system owners face additional power bill charges?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/could-solar-system-owners-face-extra-electricity-charges/

25 October 2013

Solar Choice sponsors 10kW solar power system for Manly Surf Life Saving Club

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-sponsors-10kw-solar-power-system-for-manly-surf-life-saving-club/

23 October 2013

Energy storage options are growing: What products are out there?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/energy-storage-options-are-growing-part-2-what-products-are-out-there/

12 October 2013

Solar PV System Price Index for October 2013 now published

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-price-index-oct-2013/

10 October 2013

Is solar power still worth it in Queensland? 100MW of new, 'unsubsidised' capacity says 'yes'

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/are-solar-panels-worth-it-queensland-2013-2014/

8 October 2013

World energy mix may shift to renewables faster than expected

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/world-energy-mix-may-shift-towards-renewables-faster-than-expected/

1 October 2013

SA Transitional Feed-in Tariff closed. What's next for solar power in South Australia?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/south-australia-solar-feed-in-tariff-closed-2013-2014-beyon/

26 September 2013

Energy storage options are growing: What are the benefits? (Part 1)

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/energy-storage-options-growing-options-benefits/

19 September 2013

Solar farms near airports: Is glare an issue?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-panels-near-airports-glare-issue/

11 September 2013

Solar PV/energy storage market poised for rapid growth

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-energy-storage-market-ready-for-rapid-growth/

2 September 2013

Tasmania's feed-in tariff rate drops: What's next? Meanwhile, SA's feed-in tariff deadline approaches.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/tasmanias-feed-in-tariff-rate-drops-south-australia-next/

21 August 2013

ACT announces winners of round 2 of reverse-auction feed-in tariff for large-scale solar

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-announces-next-20mw-of-large-scale-solar-projects/

19 August 2013

Tasmanian solar feed-in tariff deadline announced: Apply by 30 August 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/tasmania-feed-in-tariff-deadline-for-applications-30-august-2013/

14 August 2013

Solar PV Price Index for August 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-price-index-august-2013/

13 Aug 2013

WA government reverses decision to retroactively reduce solar feed-in tariff

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/western-australia-reverses-solar-feed-in-tariff-cuts/

9 August 2013

Western Australia announces retroactive feed-in tariff cuts. Learn more and sign the Solar Citizens petition against the decision.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/western-australia-announces-retroactive-feed-in-tariff-cuts/

5 August 2013

Solar power is here to stay (SMH)

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-panels-for-residential-commercial-utility-projects-are-here-to-stay-smh/

1 August 2013

A Solar Flagship project finally cleared to launch

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/a-solar-flagship-project-finally-cleared-to-launch/

31 July 2013

Solar, gas futures bright, while coal exports may peak by 2020

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-gas-futures-bright-while-export-coal-may-peak-in-2020-goldman-sachs/

26 July 2013

Solar power could push coal out of the game by 2040

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-could-push-coal-out-of-the-game-in-australia-by-2040/

18 July 2013

Australian solar industry installed over 1GW, employed 11,000 in 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-solar-industry-employed-11000-installed-1gw-in-2012/

16 July 2013

Sunshine Coast council to invest in huge solar farm

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sunshine-coast-council-to-build-huge-solar-farm/

10 July 2013

New solar connection procedures for Essential Energy customers in NSW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-essential-energy-customers-new-procedures-for-connecting-solar-systems-to-the-grid/

9 July 2013

ACT minister grants planning approval for Australia's largest solar farm

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/largest-solar-farm-australia-approved-by-act-minister/

8 July 2013

Going solar in the ACT under ActeAGL's new net Solar Buyback scheme

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/should-i-install-solar-panels-act-after-30-june-2013/

4 July 2013

Solar PV Price Index for July 2013 now out

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-price-index-july-2013/

28 June 2013

Nigel Morris of Solar Business Services joins Solar Choice Commercial as Commercial & Solar Farm Tender Specialist

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nigel-morris-head-of-commercial-solar-farm-tenders-solar-choice/

27 June 2013

The Guardian's solar map of Australia

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-energy-map-of-australia-by-the-guardian/

25 June 2013

Solar panel costs could drop significantly by 2017: GTM Research

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-panel-cost-to-fall-to-36c-w-by-2017-gtm-research/

18 June 2013

Solar Buyback rates for not-for-profits, schools, and community organisations in and around Perth, WA

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-buyback-rates-not-for-profits-schools-synergy-customers-perth-wa/

13 June 2013

ACT Solar Feed-in Tariff: Apply by 30 June 2013 to receive generous 1:1 rate

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-solar-feed-in-tariff-apply-by-30-june-2013/

12 June 2013

$400m to be invested in off-grid and fringe-of grid renewable energy by 2018

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/400-million-investment-for-off-grid-renewables-solar-pv/

7 June 2013

Reminder: Queensland Feed-in Tariff installation deadline is 30 June 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/installation-deadline-for-queensland-44c-feed-in-tariff-reminder-30-june-deadline/

23 May 2013

More Australian businesses turning to solar power

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-businesses-turn-to-solar-power/

22 May 2013

Tasmania's 27c/kWh feed-in tariff may remain in place for 3 years

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/tasmania-feed-in-tariff-development-current-27c-rate-to-remain-3-years/

21 May 2013

NSW feed-in tariff rates: IPART now preparing report for 2013-2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-feed-in-tariff-rates-ipart-preparing-report-2013-2014/

16 May 2013

Is solar leasing right for you?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/is-a-solar-leasing-program-right-for-you/

15 May 2013

Solar panel installations in WA: Numbers steady, even without subsidies

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-panel-installations-wa-numbers-grow-without-subsidies/

14 May 2013

Solar Choice Solar PV Price Index for May 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-price-index-may-2013/

8 May 2013

Breakthrough at UNSW could make solar panels cheaper, more efficient

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/breakthrough-at-unsw-could-make-solar-panels-cheaper-more-efficient/

1 May 2013

Phase 2 of ACT Solar Auction receives 15 applicants

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/round-2-of-act-large-scale-feed-in-tariff-receives-15-applicants/

26 April 2013

Clean Energy Council introduces Code of Conduct for solar PV installers

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/clean-energy-council-introduces-a-code-of-conduct-for-solar-pv-system-installers/

25 April 2013

South Australia Feed-in Tariff rate to see no increase in 2013-2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/south-australia-solar-feed-in-tariff-premium-rate-no-increase/

24 April 2013

NSW electricity prices to even out in 2013-2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-regulated-electricity-prices-increase-3pc-2013-2014/

18 April 2013

Australia hits 1 million solar homes

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australia-hits-1-million-solar-homes/

17 April 2013

Tasmanian solar feed-in tariff scheme under review; incentive may be reduced

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/tasmania-solar-feed-in-tariff-future/

9 April 2013

Solar Choice PV Price Check for April 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-solar-pv-price-index-april-2013/

27 March 2013

Sydney's Mount St Benedict college to self-fund 100kW solar PV system

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sydney-mount-st-benedict-college-installs-100kw-solar-pv-system/

23 March 2013

Renewable Energy Target review results: 'Small-scale' solar threshold stays at 100kW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/renewable-energy-target-small-scale-solar-threshold-100kw/

20 March 2013

Price of solar system installations expected to rise in 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/price-of-solar-panels-set-to-rise-in-2013/

19 March 2013

Solar Choice's Mount Majura Solar Farm in the Canberra Times

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-commercial-mount-majura-solar-farm-canberra-times/

5 March 2013

Queensland electricity prices to rise again in 2013/2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-electricity-prices-to-rise-by-in-2013-2014-qca/

4 March 2013

Solar Choice PV Price Index for March 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-pv-price-index-march-2013/

27 February 2013

100% Renewables celebrates solar BBQ success

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/100-renewables-celebrates-solar-bbq-success/

26 February 2013

Solar power for businesses: An attractive investment

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-for-business/

21 February 2013

Coal fired power station in Queensland to be converted to ‘clean energy park’

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/coal-fired-power-station-in-queensland-to-be-converted-to-clean-energy-park/

20 February 2013

Suntech supports research into removing consumer barriers to solar PV installation

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/suntech-supports-research-into-removing-consumer-barriers-to-solar-pv-installation/

19 February 2013

BREAKING NEWS: NSW solar PV customers can expand without losing their existing tariff

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/breaking-news-nsw-solar-pv-customers-can-expand-without-loosing-their-existing-tariff/

14 February 2013

Solar Choice assists Macquarie Club Dubbo to install 35kW solar panel array

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-assists-macquarie-club-dubbo-to-install-35kw-solar-panel-array/

1 February 2013

Solar Choice Price Index – February 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-price-index-february-2013/

31 January 2013

IKEA’s opens new commercial solar PV project in Florida

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/ikeas-opens-new-commercial-solar-pv-project-in-florida/

30 January 2013

Diamond Energy – Australia’s number one energy retailer!

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/diamond-energy-australias-number-one-energy-retailer/

29 January 2013

Volkswagen unveils 9.4 megawatt solar park

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/volkswagen-unveils-9-4-megawatt-solar-park/

25 January 2013

Solar powered mining in Western Australia

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-powered-mining-in-western-australia/

24 January 2013

Solar in Clubs – round one installations complete for Clubs NSW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-in-clubs-round-one-installations-complete-for-clubs-nsw/

22 January 2013

Solar output driving energy prices down, in Europe

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-output-driving-energ-prices-down-in-europe/

21 January 2013

Electricity demand continues to decline

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/electricity-demand-continues-to-decline/

17 January 2013

South Australia’s feed in tariff: updates, cut off dates and rates

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/south-australias-feed-in-tariff/

16 January 2013

The future of residential solar battery storage solutions

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/the-future-of-residential-solar-battery-storage-solutions/

15 January 2013

Contact our new Adelaide office for solar power deals in South Australia

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/contact-our-new-adelaide-office-for-solar-power-deals-in-south-australia/

10 January 2013

Significant breakthrough made in the development of energy storage

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/significant-breakthrough-made-in-the-development-of-energy-storage/

9 January 2013

Australian Solar Council unveils Solar Hall of Fame

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-solar-council-unveils-solar-hall-of-fame/

January 8 2013

American solar sector given boost through purchase of ‘worlds largest solar energy plant’

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/american-solar-sector-given-boost-through-purchase-of-worlds-largest-solar-energy-plant/

19 December 2012

Climate Change Authority releases final report on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) Scheme

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/climate-change-authority-releases-final-report-on-the-renewable-energy-target-ret-scheme/

13 December 2012

Turn your building into a mini power plant with Building-integrated Photo Voltaic (BIPV) solutions, now available through Solar Choice

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-works-with-award-winning-architect-to-offer-building-integrated-pv-bipv-solutions/

12 December 2012

Taking German solar engineering to the Mexican sunshine

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/taking-german-solar-engineering-to-the-mexican-sunshine/

10 December 2012

Solar Choice Price Index – December 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-price-index-december-2012/

7 December 2012

Queensland’s solar PV system owners help reduce peak demand

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queenslands-solar-pv-system-owners-help-reduce-peak-demand/

6 December 2012

Solar PV system owners in Queensland fight back

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-owners-in-queensland-fight-back/

5 December 2012

Get the best solar PV deals in South Sydney and Sutherland Shire

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/best-solar-pv-deals-in-south-sydney-and-sutherland-shire/

4 December 2012

Northern Beaches Solar – meet our local expert

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/northern-beaches-solar-meet-our-local-expert/

28 November 2012

ABB inverters for commercial scale solar PV sytems

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/abb-inverters-for-commercial-scale-solar-pv-sytems/

20 November 2012

Diamond Energy feed-in bonus shines in Victoria!

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/diamond-energy-feed-in-bonus-scheme-shines-in-victoria/

16 November 2012

Solar credit multiplier to end on 1 January 2013

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-credit-multiplier-to-end-on-1-january-2013/

15 November 2012

The ACT aims for 90% clean energy by 2020

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/the-act-aims-for-90-clean-energy-by-2020/

14 November 2012

The Shire of East Pilbara invests in commercial solar power in the traditional mining town of Marble Bar

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/pilbara-solar-power-project/

9 November 2012

Cheap solar deals – 1.5 kW solar PV systems for under $500

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/cheap-solar-deals-1-5-kw-solar-pv-systems-for-under-500/

8 November 2012

Southern Cross Care at Broken Hill install an 150kW solar panel system brokered by the Solar Choice Dubbo office

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/southern-cross-care-at-broken-hill-install-a-a-150kw-solar-panel-system-brokered-by-the-solar-choice-dubbo-office/

7 November 2012

Take a tour of Tindo Solar’s first Australian solar PV manufacturing plant

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/take-a-tour-of-tindo-solars-first-australian-solar-pv-manufacturing-plant/

5 November 2012

The Suntech fraud case, what it means for Suntech customers and the Australian solar market

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/how-will-the-suntech-fraud-case-affect-the-australian-solar-market/

2 November 2012

Solar Choice Price Index – November 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-price-index-november-2012/

31 October 2012

SunPower Corporation invests in Australian owned Diamond Energy

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sunpower-corporation-invests-in-australian-owned-diamond-energy/

30 October 2012

Solar power in NSW – the benefits for customers thinking of going solar

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-in-nsw-the-benefits-for-customers-thinking-of-going-solar/

29 October 2012

Instant solar quotes from Solar Choice

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/instant-solar-quotes-from-solar-choice/

26 October 2012

Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, opens Australia’s only solar PV manufacturing plant

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/prime-minister-julia-gillard-opens-australias-only-solar-pv-manufacturing-plant/

24 October 2012

2kW solar PV systems: Cost, Productivity and Return on Investment

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/2kw-solar-pv-systems-cost-productivity-and-return-on-investment/

18 October 2012

1.5kW solar system: Pricing, Outputs and Returns

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/1-5kw-solar-system-pricing-outputs-and-returns/

16 October 2012

The Club industry continues to reduce its environmental impact through the introduction of solar power

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/the-club-industry-continues-to-reduce-its-environmental-impact-through-the-introduction-of-solar-power/

10 October 2012

Find the best North Shore solar and Northern Beach solar deals with Solar Choice’s team of Solar Brokers

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/find-the-best-north-shore-solar-and-northern-beach-solar-deals-with-solar-choices-team-of-solar-brokers/

9 October 2012

Find the Best Solar Power Systems Deals in the Hunter Vally, NSW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/best-solar-power-systems-in-hunter-vally-nsw/

8 October 2012

Queensland gross feed-in tariff rejected by utilities companies and energy retailers

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-gross-feed-in-tariff-rejected-by-utilities-companies-and-energy-retailers/

5 October 2012

Solar Choice Price Index – October 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-price-index-october-2012/

4 October 2012

Australian Government commissions report on 100% renewable sceanario

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-government-commissions-report-on-100-renewable-sceanario/

3 October 2012

Australian Government commissions report on 100% renewable sceanario

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-government-commissions-report-on-100-renewable-sceanario/

2 October 2012

Sharp develops see through solar panels

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sharp-develops-see-through-solar-panels/

27 September 2012

Victorian government applauded for energy efficiency project

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victorian-government-applauded-for-energy-efficiency-project/

26 September 2012

ACT Greens propose Feed-in Tariff incentive for small- and medium-scale solar systems

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-greens-propose-feed-in-tariff-for-solar-systems/

25 September 2012

Renewable energy, including Solar PV, the only energy source to offer future price reductions

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/renewable-energy-including-solar-pv-the-only-energy-source-to-offer-future-price-reductions/

24 September 2012

Solar panel orientation: Taking a western view

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-panel-orientation-the-western-view/

22 September 2012

Smart Grid, Smart City – helping residents with their energy bills in NSW

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/smart-grid-smart-city-helping-residents-with-their-energy-bills-in-nsw/

20 September 2012

A gross Solar Feed-in Tariff for Queensland?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/a-gross-solar-feed-in-tariff-for-queensland/

18 September 2012

WINAICO to launch their new 285W module in October

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/winaico-will-launch-their-new-285w-module-in-october/

17 September 2012

Apple builds the first of two 20MW solar farms

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/apple-builds-the-first-of-two-20mw-solar-farms/

13 September 2012

ReneSola introduces new line of microinverters for the US market

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/renesola-introduces-new-line-of-microinverters/

12 September 2012

IKEA stores in the UK to sell solar panels

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/ikea-stores-in-the-uk-to-sell-solar-panels/

10 September 2012

Meet the Solar Choice Commercial Business Case and Design Team

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/meet-the-solar-choice-commercial-business-case-and-design-team/

9 September 2012

Solar Choice Price Index – September 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-price-index-september-2012/

6 September 2012

Australia’s first solar desalination plant approved

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australias-first-solar-desalination-plant-approved/

5 September 2012

Spanish firm FRV to build 20kw solar farm near Canberra

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/spanish-firm-frv-to-build-20kw-solar-farm-near-canberra/

3 September 2012

Victoria Feed-in Tariffs: Apply and install by 30 September 2012, new rate will be 8c/kWh

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-feed-in-tariffs-apply-and-install-by-30-september-2012-new-rate-will-be-8ckwh/

28 August 2012

Take a tour of the Solar Choice Commercial Tender Management Platform

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/tour-of-the-solar-choice-commercial-tender-management-platform/

27 August 2012

Electricity generation by distributed renewable projects to triple by 2017

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/electricity-generation-by-distributed-renewable-projects-to-triple-by-2017/

22 August 2012

ACT Reverse-Auction Feed-in Tariff 'winners' to be announced in coming weeks

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-reverse-auction-feed-in-tariff-winners-to-be-announced-in-coming-weeks/

21 August 2012

Australian Solar Energy Society (AUSES) changes name to Australian Solar Energy Council

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-solar-energy-society-auses-changes-name-to-australian-solar-energy-council/

16 August 2012

30MW solar farm approved for Kerang, central Victoria

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/30mw-solar-farm-approved-for-kerang-central-victoria/

13 August 2012

NSW Solar Feed-in Tariff rates temporarily removed from MyEnergyOffers website

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-feed-in-tariff-rates-temporarily-removed-from-myenergyoffers-website/

10 August 2012

Electricity market reform comes to the forefront of the clean energy debate

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/electricity-market-reform-comes-to-forefront-of-solar-power-debate/

9 August 2012

Solar Choice Commercial manages tenders for utility scale solar power

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/utility-scale-solar-power/

4 August 2012

Changes to Australian solar PV installation standard AS5033: What’s new?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/changes-to-as-nzs-5033-solar-pv-installation-standard-2012/

3 August 2012

City of Sydney's massive solar plans: 1.25MW across 30 rooftops

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sydney-will-be-home-to-australias-largest-solar-pv-system/

2 August 2012

Solar Choice solar PV price check: August 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-solar-system-price-index-august-2012/

1 August 2012

Cheapest energy will come from renewables in 2030: BREE

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/cheapest-electricity-from-renewable-energy-2030/

31 July 2012

1.7GW of solar PV installed across 750,000 homes in Australia: Clean Energy Regulator

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australian-installed-rooftop-solar-pv-capacity-at-1-7gw/

30 July 2012

Clean Energy Week 2012: Roundup and Pictures

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/clean-energy-week-2012-roundup/

23 July 2012

Victoria Transitional Feed-in Tariff approaching 70MW capacity cap, closure of scheme to new applicants could come soon.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-transitional-solar-feed-in-tariff-may-close-soon-july-2012/

12 July 2012

South Australia Solar Feed-in Tariff increase: 25.8c/kWh from 1 July 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/south-australia-solar-feed-in-tariff-increases-1-july-2012/

10 July 2012

Queensland Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff rate now 8c/kWh for new applicants

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-solar-bonus-scheme-rate-is-now-8ckwh-for-new-applicants/

5 July 2012

Queensland Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff: Important info for installers from Energex

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-important-info-for-installers/

1 July 2012

Federal Solar Credits Rebate: STC Multiplier drops to 2x from 3x

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/federal-solar-credits-rebate-stc-multiplier-drops-to-2x-from-3x/

26 June 2012

How to proceed to secure access to Queensland's 44c Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff rate.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-cuts-how-to-proceed-for-44c-rate/

25 June 2012

Queensland government announces drastic cuts to Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff Scheme: 44c/kWh to 8c/kWh. Proceed directly online from your Solar Quote Comparison to lock in the 44c rate. Applications must be submitted by midnight 9 July 2012.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-scheme-to-be-cut-from-44c-to-8c-applications-due-by-9-july/

23 May 2012

Solar Choice helps McDonald's restaurant in Kilsyth, Victoria go solar

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-facilitates-mcdonalds-australias-move-to-solar-power/

18 May 2012

Victoria Feed-in Tariffs to be reduced

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-solar-feed-in-tariff-2012-reduction-after-75mw-cap-reached/

16 May 2012

Some good news: Climate Change Minister confirms Federal Solar Credits rebate will not be prematurely reduced

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/federal-solar-credits-rec-multiplier-will-not-be-prematurely-reduced/

15 May 2012

WA Solar Feed-in Tariff scheme to go over budget

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/wa-solar-feed-in-tariff-scheme-to-go-over-budget/

7 May 2012

290 kilowatt solar power station comes to Carnarvon, WA

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/290-kilowatt-solar-power-station-comes-to-carnarvon-wa/

4 May 2012

World-wide solar PV peak body founded: Global Solar Council

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/world-wide-solar-pv-peak-body-founded-global-solar-council/

2 May 2012

Solar Credits rebate likely to be prematurely reduced

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-credits-rebate-likely-prematurely-reduced-july-2012/

30 April 2012

The economics of commercial-scale solar power farming in NSW: 10kW, 50kW and beyond

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/economics-of-commercial-scale-solar-power-farming-nsw-10kw-30kw-50kw/

24 April 2012

Queensland Government vows to halt electricity price rises for 12 months from July 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-government-vows-to-halt-domestic-electricity-price-rises-for-12-months/

23 April 2012

Pay-as-you-go "Free Solar Panels" agreements now available in Australia

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/free-solar-panels-pay-as-you-go-solar-systems-australia/

16 April 2012

49 solar projects bid for ACT Large-Scale Solar Feed-in Tariff

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-large-scale-solar-feed-in-tariff-49-bids/

13 April 2012

Dubbo NSW Australia's #1 Solar Postcode

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/dubbo-nsw-the-solar-pv-system-capital-of-australia/

12 April 2012

Average 16% electricity price rise expected for NSW: IPART

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/further-electricity-price-rises-expected-in-nsw-from-july-2012-ipart/

30 March 2012

Special accreditation requirements for Queensland solar system installers

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/best-solar-pv-system-installers-queensland-who-to-believe/

27 March 2012

Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels: Bustig Myths

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/monocrystalline-vs-polycrystalline-solar-panels-busting-myths/

26 March 2012

Queensland Solar Feed-in Tariff 'safe' after LNP wins election

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-safe-after-lnp-wins-election/

23 March 2012

WA electricity rates to rise by up to 20% by end of 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/western-australia-electricity-rates-to-skyrocket-in-2012/

22 March 2012

WA Horizon grid Solar Buyback rates to change from 1 July 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/western-australia-horizon-grid-solar-power-buyback-rates-to-change-from-july-2012/

14 March 2012

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

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-scheme-final-report-released/

29 February 2012

Federal Government Dumps Solar Hot Water Incentives

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/federal-government-dumps-solar-hot-water-incentives/

16 February 2012

Victoria Feed-in Tariff Inquiry Issues Paper released: Submission of comments due by 29 March 2012

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-feed-in-tariff-inquiry-issues-paper-released-submissions-due-19-march/

15 February 2012

Darwin Criteria for connecting solar PV systems to the grid

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-in-darwin-northern-territor-connecting-solar-pv-to-the-grid/

14 February 2012

What the Solar Flagships trouble means for large-scale solar

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/what-the-solar-flagships-trouble-means-for-large-scale-solar/

9 February 2012

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

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/the-economics-of-a-1-to-1-solar-buyback-vs-solar-feed-in-tariffs/

6 February 2012

Solar Choice opens Brisbane, Queensland branch office

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-brisbane-solar-choice-brisbane-office/

24 January 2012

A Solar Community bulk discount deal organised by Solar Choice for the residents of Kununurra, Wyndham, and Lake Argyle, Western Australia is now underway.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-kunnunurra-wyndham-lake-argyle-western-australi/

20 January 2012

Federal Solar Credit rebate multiplier to fall from 1 July 2012--from 3x multiplier to 2x? Or to 1x?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/federal-solar-credits-rebate-reduction-from-1-july-2012/

17 December 2012

Inquiry into Victoria's Feed-in Tariffs announced

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-feed-in-tariff-inquiry/

14 December 2011

Solar system prices reaching unprecedented lows across Australia. Why and how long will it last?

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-system-prices-reach-unprecedented-lows-in-australia/

13 December 2011

Solar power sees major growth across Australia in 2010-2011

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-pv-power-sees-huge-growth-in-australia/

12 December 2011

Australia to see 37% average rise in electricity prices by 2014

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/australia-to-see-37-average-rise-in-electricity-prices-by-2014/

5 December 2011

Solar Choice now on Linkedin

http://www.linkedin.com/company/solar-choice-pty-ltd

1 December 2011

ACT large-scale solar feed-in tariff details released

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-large-scale-feed-in-tariff-details-released/

24 November 2011

8-10c/kWh: New NSW Solar Bonus Scheme Feed-in Tariff Scheme rate draft determination

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-draft-determination-8-10c-kwh/

15 November 2011

Draft determination for retailers' contribution to South Australia Feed-in Tariff announced by ESCOSA

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/escosa-south-australia-feed-in-tariff-draft-price-determination/

8 November 2011

Carbon Price legislation passes senate, becomes law in Australia. It will come into effect from July 2011.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/carbon-price-becomes-law-in-australia/

25 October 2011

Solar Choice Commercial announces Commercial PV Finance Package


The Package, an exclusive agreement between CAFGA and Solar Choice Commercial, has the potential to revolutionise the large-scale PV industry in Australia.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-commercial-announces-pv-financing-package/

18 October 2011

Solar Choice gets a Mitsubishi i MiEV electric vehicle


Solar Choice staff will from this point on be motoring around in style and on zero emissions for official business.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-choice-electric-vehicle-mitsubishi-i-miev/

13 October 2011

Solar Choice announces Townsville, Queensland Solar Community


A Solar Community organised by Solar Choice is now underway in the Townsville region.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-in-townsville-queensland-solar-community/

12 October 2011

Solar Choice announces Mackay Solar Community


A Solar Community organised by Solar Choice is now underway in the Mackay region.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-mackay-qld-solar-community/

30 September 2011

SA and Vic Feed-in Tariffs conclude in an orderly manner


Both the South Australia Feed-in Tariff and Victoria Premium Feed-in Tariff schemes reached a conclusion on 30 September 2011. The new FiT rates for each state will be 22c/kWh and 25c/kWh, respectively.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sa-and-victoria-solar-feed-in-tariff-schemes-enter-next-phase/

23 September 2011

Changes to South Australia Solar Feed-in Tariff legislation

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/proposed-changes-to-south-australia-solar-power-feed-in-tariff-legislation/

1 September 2011

Victoria 60c Premium Solar Feed-in Tariff Scheme deadline 30 September 2011. 25c rate to follow.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-60c-premium-solar-feed-in-tariff-scheme-closes-whats-next/

10 August 2011

Victoria Solar Feed-in Tariff cap limit quickly approaching

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-solar-feed-in-tariff-100mw-cap-limit-approaching-quickly/

4 August 2011

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

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/how-are-electricity-prices-solar-feed-in-tariff-determined-nsw/

1 August 2011

WA Solar Feed-in Tariff closed to new applicants

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/wa-feed-in-tariff-to-close-to-new-applicants/

14 July 2011

ACT Solar Feed-in Tariff closes again

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-feed-in-tariff-closes-again/

4 July 2011

ACT Solar Feed-in Tariff reopened to small-scale systems

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-solar-feed-in-tariff-small-scale-reopened-reinstated/

1 July 2011

WA 44c/kWh Solar Feed-in Tariff Scheme application deadline closes

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/wa-fit-feed-in-tariff-scheme-application-deadline-closes/

24 June 2011

SA Solar Feed-in Tariff changes: Results from parliamentary debate

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/sa-feed-in-tariff-changes-results-from-parliamentary-debate/

29 April 2011

NSW Government suspends Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff Scheme

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-government-suspends-solar-bonus-feed-in-tariff-scheme/

14 June 2011

Save Solar Power: National Industry Summit to be held in Sydney

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-bonus-scheme-industry-national-summit-sydney/

7 June 2011

Some good news: NSW Government drops retroactive Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff reduction plans

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-bonus-scheme-government-solar-fit-retroactive-reduction-plans-dropped/

1 June 2011

ACT hits 15MW cap, scheme closes

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-feed-in-tariff-hits-15mw-cap-scheme-closed/

31 May 2011

Things to know about the Victoria Solar Feed-in Tariff

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victoria-feed-in-tariff-cap-things-to-know/

20 May 2011

WA Feed-in Tariff reduction: 30 June 2011 application for 40c/kWh rate

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/wa-feed-in-tariff-reduction-30-june-2011-application-deadline-for-40ckwh-rate/

13 May 2011

Solar Shock: Government announces retrospective NSW Solar Bonus Scheme cuts

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-solar-bonus-scheme-shock-government-announces-feed-in-tariff-reductions/

10 May 2011

Eligibility changes to Queensland Solar Bonus Feed-in Tariff Scheme

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/queensland-solar-power-feed-in-tariff-eligibility-changes/

5 May 2011

Solar Credits Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) multiplier to fall from 5x to 3x

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-credits-renewable-energy-certificate-rec-multiplier-to-fall-to-3x-from-5x/

15 April 2011

NSW electricity prices to rise by up to 18.1% by July 2011

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-price-decreastes-while-nsw-electricity-prices-to-rise-by-up-to-18-1-by-july-2011-ipart/

5 April 2011

ACT Solar Feed-in Tariff to remain unchanged at 47c/kWh

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/act-solar-feed-in-tariff-to-remain-unchanged-at-0-457kwh/

7 January 2011

Enhanced Renewable Energy Target: changes for 2011 now in effect

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-power-rec-changes-to-the-renewable-energy-target-for-201/

1 December 2010

Solar Credits Amendments for 2011


The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency announced today the changes to the Solar Credits Discount Scheme that the industry has been anticipating. The good news is that a long term plan has been outlined in accordance with the original intension of the legislation. This was to phase out the discount at a steady annual rate.

The Solar Credits Multiplier, which currently multiplies by five the number of RECs that are allocated for the first 1.5kW of a grid-connected solar energy installation in Australia, is to be reduced accordingly:

5x to 4x on 1 July 2011;

4x to 3x on 1 July 2012;

3x to 2x on 1 July 2013 and;

2x to 1x from 1 July 2014.

This brings the changes forward one year from when originally proposed. It reflects the original intension of the legislation to phase out the discount in tune with the lowering overhead costs of production and installation of solar components.

In addition, the minimum $40 value for RECs is to go ahead. This will allow customers and installers the option to place their generated RECs in a 'clearing house', whereby after three months they will automatically be paid $40 per REC for their value.

Both of these announcements are welcomed by the industry, giving some much needed stability and forward planning.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/amendments-to-solar-credits-discount-scheme-for-2011/

27 October 2010

NSW Solar Bonus Scheme: Midnight Announcement Regarding NSW Solar Feed-In Tariff

If you pay a deposit by tonight you will receive the current 60c rate until 2016.

The NSW Government are announcing important changes as of midnight tonight to the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme. Confirmed reports of the alteration currently project a 21 day period for people to be included in the current 60c per kWh tariff, running until 2017. Further officially unconfirmed reports at this stage that the new rate will be 20c per kWh Gross.

This means if you pay a deposit you will have the best chance of receiving this rate.

Solar Choice is investigating through all sources the definition of 'participating customers', and what status a system and application needs to be in to be classed as such. Further updates will be made available asap, follow us on Twitter for more information. (http://twitter.com/Solar_Choice)

Official release (https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.premier.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/101027-Solar-Bonus-Scheme.pdf)

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/solar-and-renewables-policy/feed-in-tariff/nsw-new-south-wales/

7 September 2010

SA's net feed in tariff increased to 54c per kWh


SA Premier Mike Rann last week announced that the State's net feed in tariff will be increased from 44c to 54c per kWh, from a date yet to be decided. Other changes include limiting the payment of the scheme to the first 45 kW hrs exported to the grid per day (meaning 10kW is close to the largest system eligible). Systems installed primarily for commercial profit making objectives are excluded. Most significantly, the scheme will be closed to new connections once 60 megaWatts of eligible customers have been installed.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/solar-and-renewables-policy/feed-in-tariff/sa-south-australia/

24 August 2010

Submissions for review of NSW Gross Feed In Tariff to be lodged by 30 Sept 2010


Earlier today the NSW Govt invited submissions from the solar energy industry and members of the public on what changes, if any, should be applied to the immensely popular Gross Feed In Tariff (or Solar Bonus Scheme). Submissions need to be lodged by 30 September 2010.

Thankfully the NSW Govt hasn't imposed any sudden changes. The Minister has made clear that customers already connected to the scheme, or who will have their gross meters approved by their electricity wholesaler prior to any legislative changes (if any), will not have their entitlement to the scheme's generosity affected.

Solar Choice anticipates that demand in NSW for solar energy installations will surge on this news, and recommends that customers err on the side of prudence and proceed with their preferred installer as soon as possible to avoid any risk of missing the 60c per kW hour gross tariff.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/solar-and-renewables-policy/feed-in-tariff/nsw-new-south-wales/

4 June 2010

Queensland net feed-in tariff to continue as normal


The Queensland Govt recently announced that the net feed in reward scheme will continue in it's current form paying a minimum of 44c per kWh for installations up to 30kW per three phase meter. Approximately 36 megaWatts of solar PV has been connected to the grid across the state pursuant to the net tariff since it commenced on 1 July 2008. Some electricity retailers are paying up to 50c per kWh.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/solar-and-renewables-policy/feed-in-tariff/qld-queensland/

27 May 2010

WA announces net feed in reward scheme from 1 Aug 2010


WA Energy Minister Peter Collier this afternoon released details on the net feed in tariff or reward scheme to start on 1 August 2010 (with applications from 1 July). The scheme will run for 10yrs, paying a minimum of 47c per kWh, including the 7c already provided for under the existing Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme. Systems for residential premises up to 5kW are allowed for Synergy customers in the South West grid, and 59c per kW hour up to 30kW (10kW per phase) for Horizon customers outside the South West grid. Eligibility for commercial properties remains subject to an ongoing feasibility study.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/solar-and-renewables-policy/feed-in-tariff/wa-western-australia/

2 September 2010

NSW FIT quickly approaching 50 megaWatt review


It was announced yesterday at the Australian and NZ Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) conference in Sydney that the generous NSW gross feed in reward scheme is rapidly approaching its 50 megaWatt ceiling for review. A tally was conducted by NSW's three energy wholesalers (Energy Australia, Country Energy and Integral), and it was ascertained that 28 megaWatts of eligible customers have already been either connected in NSW or have applied to be connected pursuant to the scheme. When the scheme was announced only recently in November 2009, there were 8 megaWatts of eligible customers connected. With such a rapid surge in NSW customers seeking the benefits of the scheme, Solar Choice recommends that customers err on the side of prudence and aim to find an installer who can have your system fully installed and connected to the grid ASAP.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/category/solar-and-renewables-policy/feed-in-tariff/nsw-new-south-wales/

10 November 2009

NSW announces generous gross feed in tariff


NSW Govt announced an hour ago that the new feed in reward scheme starting on 1 January 2010 will be far more generous than the net tariff announced earlier this year, and that a gross scheme will be introduced instead. This gross scheme will reward customers with installations up to 10kW with a premium rate of 60c per kW hour, which is four times the market price of electricity, regardless of how much electricity is consumed by the household.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/nsw-govt-announces-gross-feed-in-reward-scheme.html

2 November 2009

Victorian Feed In Tariff commences


Victoria's feed in tariff commenced yesterday. The scheme is limited to only the first 100 mega Watts of solar energy connected to the grid, meaning that Victorian customers yet to install solar will need to move quickly in order to receive the premium rate of 60c per kW hour (nearly 4 times the market rate) for surplus clean energy that systems up to 5kW contribute to the grid. Customers should also shop around for those electricity companies which will pay you a cheque for your feed in rewards, rather than just credit your account.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/victorian-feed-in-tariff-commences.html

20 August 2009

Solar Credit discount legislation due to pass the Senate


Solar Credit discount legislation due to pass the Senate today, allowing up front discounts of up to $7,000 for all Australian principal residences, businesses and holiday homes to install solar energy.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-credit-discounts-legislated-today.html#more-359

1 July 2009

Solar Choice successful in legal challenge to Fed Govt.


Solar Choice successful in legal challenge to Fed Govt. If you faxed or emailed $8k rebate application on or prior to 9 June 2009, you now have until 17 July 2009 to deliver your original signatures to Canberra.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/original-follow-up-signatures-for-rebate-applications-now-extended-to-17-july-2009.html

18 June 2009

Update on progress of Solar Credit legislation

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/solar-credit-legislation-deferred-until-at-least-august-2009.html

10 June 2009

Solar Credit discounts


Solar Credit discounts will operate to save you up to $7k in going solar -no means test, and available for all buildings including commercial premises and holiday homes.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/how-the-new-solar-credit-scheme-operates-from-9-june-09.html

9 June 2009

Federal Govt's shock: $8k rebate ended three weeks early.

http://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/fed-govt-calls-early-finish-to-8k-rebate-effective-9-june-09.html

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