2017 was the busiest year on record for solar installers nationwide with homeowners and increasingly businesses embracing the technology as a way to guard themselves against the massive increases in energy prices already experienced and those still to come. Over the last 2 years, power prices have increased by between 150% and 240% in the […]
With more than 1.3 Million Australian households having solar panels on their roof (that’s more than 1 in 6 houses with solar!), 4 major myths about the value of solar still persist.
Ramez Naam of Singularity University in Silicon Valley believes Australia, as one of the sunniest and windiest places on earth, has untapped renewable energy potential Compared to other countries in the world Australia currently has high solar radiation but low installed solar capacity But as demand for solar increases, technology is improving and prices are […]
Pressure is mounting from within the ranks of the back benches of the Turnbull Government to scrap the solar rebates available to homeowners to install solar panels, worth around $4,000 for a 6kW system. The charge is being led by Tony Abbott who said recently that “Australians are paying far too much for our emissions […]
According to a Tony Wood from the Grattan Institute, Too much solar power produced in off-peak periods may cause grid issues, depress wholesale prices and lead retailers to reduce Feed in tariff amounts. Others, such as research firm Green Energy Markets say it’s not currently a serious issue and one that can be solved relatively simply […]