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Aussie rooftop solar eclipses two million homes
Australia has just eclipsed two million solar rooftop systems. In Canberra, there may be confusion around energy policy. Everywhere else it’s clear that households are voting with their wallets on where they’ll find cheaper and cleaner electricity.
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Victorian election win for half price solar
The election win by the Andrews Labour government on Saturday has sealed the deal for a huge solar boom in Victoria. First announced in August, the energy policy promises 650,000 Victorian household access to a half price rebate for a 4kW solar set up
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How to find the best electricity deal for solar
There’s a wealth of information online about how to go about getting the right solar set up. But not much written about what to look for when shopping for the electricity plan that will maximise your solar savings. In this article, I’ll unpack the essential considerations for solar owners
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Solar Arbitrage - profiting from solar and battery
Buy low and sell high. That’s the catch cry of arbitrage. Few people realise it, but there are opportunities for owners of battery and solar setups to do just that with the right electricity plan. Like any arbitrage opportunity, if you’re in the know, then you can benefit from the market.
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Retailers battle for highest feed-in tariff
The solar feed-in battle is on. Origin Energy has hit back at rival AGL by introducing high feed-in tariffs targeted at winning over solar owners. While the Origin plans don’t have any export caps, a PV system limit of 10kW applies. Let’s look at the plans and who stands to gain.
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Energy Locals arrive in South Australia
Electricity retailer Energy Locals have been making waves in NSW, ACT and Queensland with their promise of cheap, fair and clean energy. Now it’s South Australia’s turn and Energy Locals are not holding back. On their first day in the market, Energy Locals offered the cheapest plan for households
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Fast payback energy storage
Like many solar owners, I’ve been watching with great interest as more energy storage products become available in Australia. The introduction of all-in-one energy storage systems and hybrid inverters have helped bring prices down
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Time-varying solar tariffs now in Victoria
EnergyAustralia offers 29c kWh peak feed-in tariff. EnergyAustralia is the first retailer to provide time-varying solar feed-in tariffs in Victoria. On September 15 2018, four residential electricity plans were launched that pay solar owners almost triple their standard feed-in
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Wholesale power prices for your home
Energy Locals announce lower electricity rates for customers. Continuing to shake up the electricity industry, Energy Locals new Member Promise 2020 plan offers low ‘wholesale prices’, fixed until 2020.
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Half price solar rebate for Victoria now available
Premier Andrews wants to hook your home up to solar and cover half the cost. The Victorian Government has announced a $1.2b scheme to support 650,000 households taking up solar. The state has lagged the rest of the country in household solar, but this is set to change
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