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REC/STC (renewable Energy Certificates/Small-scale Technology Certificates)

Solar power in Canberra, ACT: Compare prices & installers

February 12, 2018
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Canberra, ACT is a great place to go solar in Australia, thanks primarily to the ever-improving economics of solar panel installations. This article takes a look at the some of the key considerations for going solar in Canberra, including system pricing, energy yields and incentives available to system owners. It also touches on battery storage. Take […]

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Australia’s largest tracker-equipped rooftop solar array goes online in Victoria

October 15, 2013
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Steel products manufacturer Hilton Manufacturing has commissioned a one-of-a-kind project on the roof of its factory in Dandenong South, outside Melbourne, Victoria. The commercial-scale solar array is unique in Australia and possibly in the southern hemisphere as well for its use of solar tracking technology. The 98.6kW system will generate approximately 40% more solar power […]

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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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Solar Choice Price Index – February 2013

February 1, 2013
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Prior to the early closure of the Solar Credit Scheme on 1 January 2013, installers on the Solar Choice network began updating their prices to reflect the new cost of solar PV in Australia. In the past month, our Solar Brokers have worked with the installers on our network to ensure that our prices reflect the […]

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Solar Choice Price Index – January 2013

January 16, 2013
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The Solar Choice Price Index for January 2013, is the first to contain updated installer prices in response to the early closure of the Solar Credit scheme on 1 January 2013. After the publication of our December Price Index some installers announced that they would honour the quoted system prices for contracts entered into before the end of […]

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Solar Choice Price Index – December 2012

December 10, 2012
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December’s Solar Choice Price Index will be the last to include the 2x multiplier after the Australian Federal Government announced mid-November that the Solar Credit scheme will end 6 months early on 1 January 2013. The data contained in this report is generated from Solar Choice’s Australia wide network of installers, and provides a monthly up-date on […]

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Solar Choice Price Index – November 2012

November 2, 2012
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Using data from Solar Choice’s Australia wide network of installers, the Solar Choice Price Index provides a monthly up-date on the price of solar across the country and including variations in the price of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). The information is based on data from installers operating in and around Australia’s capital cities (excluding Darwin), […]

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

May 16, 2012
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The Federal Solar Credits “REC Multiplier” will not be prematurely reduced, as had been speculated previously. Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has made a public statement that the government has no plans to drop the REC Multiplier from 3x to 1x. The news gives a degree of certainty and stability to an industry that […]

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Solar Credits rebate likely to be prematurely reduced

May 2, 2012
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Update 16 May 2012: Federal Climate Change Minister Greg Combet has publicly stated that the Federal Government has no plans to reduce the Federal Solar Credits REC Multiplier. Financial incentives for solar PV systems through the Federal Government’s Solar Credits REC multiplier are likely to be prematurely reduced, according to industry experts Solar Business Services. […]

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REC/STC prices guaranteed at $40–but only if sold through ORER

March 2, 2010
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On Friday 27 February 2010 the Minister for Climate Change announced some very positive changes to the prices of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs, also known as Small-scale Technology Certificates or STCs). The changes add to options for the ways that RECs/STCs generated from the Solar Credits scheme can be traded. (Get a free solar quote comparison for installers […]

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