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Solar amongst cheapest energy sources by mid 2030s: report

protestors with a banner

The Australian solar energy sector received a huge morale boost this week with the release of the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics’ Australian Energy Technology Assessment (AETA) Report. Putting the report’s findings in a nutshell, which is always dangerous, it seems previous reports and energy assessments were, to put it bluntly, dead wrong and […]

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This Growatt Inverter Review is Good.. But What About The Reliability?

The growatt 5000MTL inverter and photon scores

A Growatt 5kW inverter got a great review in Photon Magazine recently, but there is still a question mark over the Growatt’s reliability.

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Time to batten down the hatches as China, EU solar trade war looms

chinese and EU fists

Is there going to be a solar trade war between China and Europe? Will it push solar panel prices sky high?

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Australia’s solar sector from a German perspective

How much solar contributed to german electricity production on July 23

Wunderbar! All those solar naysayers may want to have a look at the German experiment with Feed In Tariffs, where wholesale electricity prices have been hugely reduced by solar panel installations and on a good day 46% of german household electricity needs can be met by solar. (Oh and did I mention their economy is the envy of the world?)

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Solar Flagships set to sail in country NSW but will it survive?

desert

A happy story about successful negotiations between AGL and a farmer near Broken Hill under the Solar Flagships Program. However it soon gets depressing as Rich asks the question if the Program will survive under a change of government.

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Solar Panel Tilt Frames: Are they worth it?

tilt frames for solar panels

To tilt or not to tilt your solar panels. That is the question.

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Subsidising solar development for polluters

Bluescope steel logo

Bluescope steel, who have lobbied hard against the carbon tax are now asking for government funding to help develop solar powered roofs… Can anyone spot the irony?

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Queensland’s feed-in tariff: playing politics with solar?

Solar Cuts

As was widely expected, the new QLD government finally axed their generous Feed In Tariff last week. Here’s what Rich Bowden makes of it all..

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Samil Power Inverters: The Hyundai of the Solar Industry?

a list of inverter and car brands

The latest Photon Magazine (solar industry bible) reckons Samil Power Inverters are the Hyundai of the solar Industry. That got me thinking…. what about the other inverter brands?

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