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Is home solar power still worth it in Australia in 2018?

January 11, 2018
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Rooftop solar on its own is already affordable enough to be a smart choice for virtually any Australian home with an unshaded roof and some daytime electricity usage. This is true even in the absence of generous, state-backed solar feed-in tariffs and the (slight) reduction of the up-front incentive for solar available through the federal Renewable […]

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3kW vs 5kW solar system: Which is a better investment?

May 15, 2017
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One of the first decisions a household considering solar will need to make is the capacity (in kilowatts, kW) of the system to be installed. Two of the most popular residential solar PV system sizes in Australia are 3kW and 5kW. Which system size is the better investment – and why? You’ll save the most […]

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Solar power for homes: Still worth it in Australia?

December 6, 2016
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Lots of things have changed in recent years with regard to solar power for homes. The business case for going solar – the investment-worthiness of solar panels – has quickly progressed through roughly three stages since the solar panel boom began in Australia in around 2008. Making a long story short, these stages were: Stage 1 […]

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Survey reveals Australians’ (sometimes incorrect) beliefs about rooftop solar

September 8, 2016
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A survey has found that nearly one half of Australian households – both those with solar panels and those considering it – expect a pay-back on their investment within 5 years, and about 19 per cent of those with solar expected a payback within 3 years. The survey conducted by Colmar Brunton for the Australian government’s […]

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Tesla’s Powerwall in Sydney, NSW: How much, and is it worth it?

March 1, 2016
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Tesla’s Powerwall is the home battery bank that has taken Australia by storm – interest and demand are through the roof for this particular product despite a plethora of other options on the market. What is the price for a fully-installed Tesla Powerwall in Sydney, and is it worth the investment? RELATED: Learn more about […]

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Mass adoption of battery storage only 5 years away, predicts UBS

September 18, 2015

A new report has predicted that the point of “mass adoption” of household battery storage could arrive in Australia as soon as 2020, at which time the payback period for battery systems for solar households would be just five to six years. The UBS Utilities Sector report, published on Monday and covered in-depth on RenewEconomy, […]

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Is solar power still worth it in Sydney? Absolutely.

November 21, 2014
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Is solar power still worth the investment in Sydney, NSW? This article takes a look at the case for investing in solar power in Sydney. Solar incentives for solar power have been dramatically slashed in recent years, leading many to mistakenly believe that solar power may no longer be a worthwhile investment in many parts of […]

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9kW solar PV systems: Compare installers & prices

November 11, 2014
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Residential solar power has taken Australia by storm, with the roofs of more than 1 in 10 suitable homes now equipped with solar panels. What size solar system is right for a given home depends on the incentives & prices available at the time of installation, as well as on the electricity needs of the home or business […]

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Pricing, electricity yield and returns for 8kW solar PV systems

August 26, 2014
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Rooftop solar power has taken Australia by storm, with more than 10% of suitable rooftops now decked out with solar panels across the country. Different sizes of solar PV systems have proliferated depending on which incentives & what prices were available at the time of installation, as well as on the electricity needs of the […]

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Solar will dominate new generation capacity buildout to 2030: BNEF

July 8, 2014
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Solar looks set to dominate new electricity capacity and investment in Australia, with a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicting solar PV will account for nearly half of the around $55 billion Australia is expected to spend on new electricity generation over the next 15 years, while two-thirds of it will be spent […]

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NSW government backs RET but recommends substantial changes

May 30, 2014
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The NSW government has fallen short of calling for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target be scrapped, instead recommending significant changes to the legislation, including delaying its large-scale component, and clamping rooftop solar growth. Breaking ranks with its conservative state and federal counterparts, the Baird government’s RET Review submission described the target as essential to investment and […]

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Solar power for car dealerships: Benefits and options

June 5, 2013
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The popularity of solar panels as a cost-cutting measure has been growing quickly in popularity amongst a wide range Australian businesses. This article is about the potential of benefits for solar power for car dealerships, and how Solar Choice Commercial can assist car dealership managers and owners to ensure they get the best value deal on […]

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Myth Busting: Victorians prove solar power isn’t just for the wealthy

August 29, 2012
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It may come as no surprise to the vast majority of people that the more money you have the more likely you are to have an energy-saving LCD TV and front-loader washing machine. But would you have expected that the well-off also tend to use more public transport?  Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about […]

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