Posts By Michael Bloch On SolarQuotes

Australian Solar For Solomon Islands School

Solar by the sea - Solomon Islands

An Australian team is about to set off to install solar panels on a school in the Solomon Islands – the first school in the island nation to get PV. [Read more…]

Australian Households Embracing Home Batteries

Home battery storage uptake in Australia

A record number of battery energy storage systems were installed in Australian homes and businesses in 2022. [Read more…]

Solar Rorts? Community Battery Pledges Questioned

Minister Chris Bowen - Community Batteries

Independent MP for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie has quizzed Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen over community battery pledges made while Labor was in opposition. [Read more…]

Solar Innovations: Look Ma, No Rails!

Rail-less solar mounting

An ambitious microgrid project in South Australia is chock-full of interesting features. One of them is a rooftop solar panel mounting system that doesn’t use rails. [Read more…]

Recharging Australia With Strong Fuel Efficiency Standards

Fuel efficiency standards in Australia

How much could Australian motorists collectively save with strong fuel efficiency standards in place? $11 billion over five years claims a new report. Here’s how. [Read more…]

Free Mentoring Offered To Victoria’s Solar Sparkies

Solar Victoria mentoring program

Solar Victoria has kicked off a new initiative to help electricians, electrical engineers and licensed electrical inspectors boost their skills and technical know-how. [Read more…]

Australian Solar Prices: March 2023 Update

SolarQuotes Australian Solar Price Report - March 2023

While the cost of installing a home solar power system remained well above $1 a watt in February on average in Australia, the value in having solar panels installed is only getting better. [Read more…]

NSW’s Fresh Start: A New Era for Energy, Or More Of The Same?

Chris Minns - NSW Labor

With NSW Labor led by Chris Minns seizing power in New South Wales, what lays ahead for renewable energy, emissions reduction and electricity bills? [Read more…]

QLD Coal Power: The Callide Curse Continues

Callide Power Station

Queensland-government owned CS Energy’s joint venture partner in the troubled coal-fired Callide C power plant has run into some troubles of its own. [Read more…]

Solar Polysilicon Prices: Up, Down, And Where to Next?

Solar polysilicon prices

It was an odd start to the year for a crucial material used in the manufacture of conventional solar panels. But after a brief and more subdued spike, polysilicon prices are again heading the right way for panel buyers. [Read more…]

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