AEMC Releases Residential Electricity Price Trends Report 

AEMC electricity price trends

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) thinks cheaper electricity bills are on the cards for many Australians over the next few years, largely thanks to the impact of renewable energy. But your mileage may vary. [Read more…]

WA’s Consumer Protection Flags Growing Solar Complaints

Solar complaints in WA

The popularity of solar power in Western Australia is accompanied by an increase in related complaints according to Consumer Protection. [Read more…]

Trash To Treasure – Summerhill Solar Farm Operational 

Summerhill Solar Farm

The City of Newcastle flicked the switch on its new five-megawatt solar farm on Wednesday, which will save Council (and ratepayers) millions of dollars. [Read more…]

More Solar Energy For WA’s City Of Busselton

City of Busselton - solar power

Western Australia’s City of Busselton Council says it is expecting a 2-3 year payback on its latest solar power system installations. [Read more…]

Solar Feed In Tariff Reduction Proposed For Victoria

Victoria solar feed in tariff 2020/21

Victoria’s Essential Services Commission wants to compel electricity retailers to offer both a single rate and time-varying solar feed in tariff – and set lower minimum rates for both. [Read more…]

SEIA : Impact Of Trump Solar Tariffs “Devastating”

The introduction of tariffs on imported solar panels and cells in the USA has resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in new private sector investment says a solar industry trade association. [Read more…]

Green Light For West Wyalong Solar Farm

West Wyalong Solar Farm

The NSW Government has approved development of a $135 million solar power + battery storage project in the state’s Central West region. [Read more…]

The Victorian Town Running (Mostly) On Off-Grid Solar Power

Licola - Off Grid Solar Power

The tiny town of Licola has switched from a reliance on dirty diesel power to clean solar energy for the majority of its electricity needs. [Read more…]

Australian Solar Systems Interest Index – December 2019

auSSII Australian solar power report - December 2019

This month’s auSSII report indicates November saw an uptick in the proportion of Australians getting quotes for solar power wanting to purchase a system immediately. [Read more…]

Survey Indicates Strong Support For Australian Carbon Dividend Plan

Australian Carbon Dividend Plan (ACDP)

A UNSW Sydney community survey indicates strong support for a plan to tax carbon emissions, with the proceeds redistributed to Australians. But there may be a sting in its tail for renewables. [Read more…]