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

October 16, 2017
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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 solar energy that they send 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, since we […]

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Is it okay to put my solar panels flat on my roof, or should they be tilted?

December 14, 2016
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Solar panel tilt angle and orientation are two of the most important factors in determining how much electricity your solar panel array will generate. If you live in Australia and have a grid-connected solar system, your solar panels will be installed at the angle and aspect of your roof. In most cases – provided you have […]

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Solar power in Hobart, Tasmania: Compare prices & installers

September 20, 2016
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Solar power system prices have fallen significantly in recent years in Tasmania, as well as throughout Australia and the rest of the world. It is for this reason that installing a solar power system in Hobart (not to menion the rest of Tasmania) is a good investment for the right homes & businesses. This article […]

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Clean Energy Council calls on state & federal governments to remove remove hurdles for renewables

December 14, 2015
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Australia’s clean energy industry has appealed to federal and state environment ministers to remove barriers that threaten to stifle the deployment of renewable energy and the much-vaunted “energy revolution”. These barriers – particularly to the deployment of large-scale renewables and rooftop solar and battery storage – were outlined in a letter written to the ministers […]

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Find the best solar power system deals in Launceston, Tasmania

December 1, 2015
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Solar power system prices have fallen significantly in recent years in Tasmania, as well as throughout Australia and the rest of the world. It is for this reason that installing a solar power system in Launceston is often a good investment for the right homes & businesses. This article is an overview of what you […]

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Average Australian solar system size up to 5kW: Sunwiz

July 8, 2015
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The size of the average solar PV system has reached 5kW for the first time ever, according to industry analysts Sunwiz. The increase – up from 4kW in 2013 – has come about thanks in large part to the growing number of commercial solar projects being installed across the nation. In recent years the commercial solar […]

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Victoria, NSW will lead the way in residential energy storage uptake

July 2, 2015

NSW and Victoria will lead the adoption of battery storage by Australian households over the next two decades, the Australian Energy Market Operator has predicted. In its first ever analysis of the potential impacts of new technologies – specifically battery storage, but also electric vehicles and “fuel switching” from gas to electricity – AEMO predicts […]

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RET deal details remain unsettled with questions about wood waste and wind

June 19, 2015

Last-minute wrangling over the inclusion of native wood waste in the Renewable Energy Target is threatening to delay passage of the amended legislation through federal Parliament’s Upper House, as the Coalition and Labor try to avoid a compromise agreement with cross-bench Senators. As part of the political intrigue that has intensified since Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: June 2015

June 15, 2015
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Average residential solar PV system prices remain largely unchanged between May and June 2015, hovering around $1.86/W nationally. What appears as price rises in Melbourne were actually due mainly to a smaller installer sample than the previous month. Meanwhile, system prices in the other capital cities either stayed flat or decreased slightly. Average solar PV system prices […]

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Residential Solar PV Price Index: May 2015

May 6, 2015
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Nationally, average solar energy system prices have risen for the second month in a row, according to data from the Solar Choice installer network database. Prices for 1.5kW, 2kW and 10kW systems rose in all capital cities, while prices for the most popular system sizes (3kW, 4kW and 5kW) showed more variation from place to […]

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Commercial PV Price Index: April 2015

April 23, 2015
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Mirroring the trend observed in residential solar systems, average commercial solar system prices increased slightly between March and April of 2015. The increases were clearest among 10kW systems and less pronounced for 30kW, 50kW and 100kW systems. Prices rose most sharply in Tasmania, while conversely declining in Perth. All prices are net, incorporating incentives available through the federal Renewable Energy […]

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Coalition hints at openness to compromise on Renewable Energy Target: Financial Review

September 7, 2014
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Officials in the Coalition have hinted that the government is unlikely to seek to eliminate Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) and that a compromise with the Opposition in which the RET is retained but weakened is the more likely outcome, according to the Australian Financial Review. The Financial Review says that at least two key […]

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As solar industry braces for RET review results, solar boom looks imminent

August 27, 2014
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The Australian Solar Council, in preparation for the the announcement of the recommendations of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) review panel, has urged installers across the country to ‘sell solar’ in order to help demonstrate the broad popularity of residential solar power, as well as to build up the country’s political constituency of solar panel owners. […]

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Solar PV Price Index – August 2014

August 12, 2014
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Average solar system prices continued with little fluctuation between July and August. Although some regional variability was still observable, numbers held remarkably steady in all cities and across all system sizes. August 2014 solar PV system prices All prices in the table below are inclusive of the federal STC incentive which installers ordinarily include in final […]

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Solar PV Price Index – July 2014

July 8, 2014
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Although higher average system prices in Melbourne and Hobart between this and last month resulted in an apparent increase across all system sizes included in our calculations (except for 1.5kW), the trend in other cities (Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Perth & Brisbane) was solidly downwards or flat. Systems were dearest in Tasmania, while Sydney this month […]

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Solar PV Price Index – June 2014

June 6, 2014
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On the whole, system prices fell slightly between May and June. 1.5kW system prices look more or less steady across the board, while average pricing for 4kW, 5kW and 10kW systems dropped slightly. Average 2kW and 3kW system prices appear to have fallen a bit more than others (from $2.49/W to $2.27/W and $1.97/W to […]

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AEMC to introduce new, streamlined processes for connecting solar to the grid

April 23, 2014
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Australia’s national energy regulator has given the nod to electricity market reforms that will make it cheaper, easier and faster for households and business to invest in and install clean and renewable energy systems such as rooftop solar PV. The reforms will be introduced to the NEM in October, after being adopted last week by […]

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Solar PV system prices for April 2014

April 7, 2014
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Average 1.5kW solar system prices appear to have plateaued between March and April after steadily rising over the course of the last 8 months or so, while prices for 2kW solar systems continued to increase in almost all cities. 3kW, 4kW and 5kW system prices remained steady, and 10kW system prices fell slightly. Average solar […]

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Solar PV Price Index–March 2014

March 10, 2014
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Between February and March, average 1.5kW and 2kW solar PV system prices continued their steady rise in all cities included in the PV Price Index except for Adelaide, while pricing for 3kW, 4kW, 5kW and 10kW prices remained steady or fell across the board. Average solar PV system prices for March All prices in the […]

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Solar PV Price Index–February 2014

February 17, 2014
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Average prices for systems of all common sizes included (1.5kW-10kW) in almost all cities have increased this month, with 1.5kW systems rising the most. Systems in Canberra appeared to undergo a decrease across the board, but this was due mainly to the replacement of one installer in the relatively small data set (3 installers) with a new […]

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RESA’s VoltLogic attains AS4777 standard certification

February 12, 2014
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Renewable Energy Systems Australia (RESA) has received approval for its VoltLogic to be connected to the grid under the Australian standard for solar system inverters, AS4777. The certification is of course a major milestone for RESA and the VoltLogic, but it is also significant for what it means for grid-connected solar more generally. One of […]

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Solar PV Price Index–Oct 2013

October 12, 2013
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Solar PV system prices dropped notably in Adelaide between September and October, likely as a result of installers addressing new realities in light of the closure of SA’s transitional feed-in tariff to new applicants. Average system prices in Perth also dropped markedly, with all of the least expensive systems (of all sizes 1.5kW-5kW) in the country […]

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Tasmania’s feed-in tariff rate drops; South Australia’s is the next to go

September 2, 2013
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Tasmania’s 1-for-1 solar feed-in tariff closed to new applicants over the weekend, with Solar Choice seeing a surge in Tasmanian enquiries leading up to the deadline. What’s next for solar power in Tasmania? Meanwhile, the deadline for South Australia’s transitional feed-in tariff is not far away, with applications due by 30 September. Recommend on Facebook […]

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Compare solar panel prices & installers in Tasmania

August 28, 2013
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If you’re shopping around for solar panels in Tasmania, it’s important to understand not only how the technology works, but also how it can benefit your home or business. Along with the rest of Australia, the number of solar panel installations in Tasmania has skyrocketed in recent years, with many people looking very differently at […]

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Compare solar power system deals in Devonport, Tasmania

August 21, 2013
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Residents of Devonport, Tasmania who are looking to install a solar panel system will find themselves faced with a number of questions as well as a range of options to choose from. This article addresses of all the most important questions for that Devonport residents might have when shopping around for a solar system, and […]

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Tasmania solar feed-in tariff: Deadline for applications is 30 August 2013

August 20, 2013
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After months of waiting, the fate of Tasmania’s solar feed-in tariff as finally been decided. Premier Lara Giddings’ office has announced that Tasmanians who have applied for the scheme before the 30 August 2013 deadline (including those who are already enrolled) will continue to receive the current generous rate for 5 years–until 1 January 2019. […]

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Tasmania feed-in tariff development: Current 27c/kWh rate to remain for 3 years?

May 22, 2013
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It appears that Tasmanians who install solar panels under current feed-in tariff arrangements will continue to be eligible to receive the generous 27c per kilowatt-hour (kWh) rate for at least 3 years after state-owned utility Aurora Energy is sold off–up from the 2-year guarantee period originally discussed when the issue came up in the public discourse. […]

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Australia hits 1 million solar homes

April 18, 2013
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The number of Australian homes that have installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system surpassed the 1 million mark in March, according to the Clean Energy Regulator. This milestone, while not a specific target of any sort, is indicative of the impressive growth that the solar industry has seen over the past few years. Recommend on […]

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What is the future of Tasmania’s Solar Feed-in Tariff?

April 17, 2013
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Recent developments in Tasmania have resulted in speculation that the state’s solar feed-in tariff incentive–currently among the most generous in all of Australia–will be reduced following the sell-off of state-owned electric utility Aurora Energy at the beginning of next year. The utility is to be split into 2 separate companies in the privitisation plan. Such sell-offs […]

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Electricity demand continues to decline

January 21, 2013
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Information released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) on the National Energy Market (NEM), revealed that energy consumption has dropped for a fourth consecutive year, 2012 showing the largest annual reduction to date. Energy consumption in 2012 dropped by 4,818GWh (2.5%) on 2011 figures. This continued decline in consumption has surprised many, due to continued population […]

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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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