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Save money this winter and get the most from your solar panels  

One of the most common misconceptions about solar power is that it’s ineffective in winter. In reality, a solar system can generate plenty of electricity during the cooler months but there are a few ways to make sure you can getting the most from your system. If you have installed a solar system the chances […]

Solar homes excite buyers in a crowded property market  

A new survey provides some astonishing insights into the fortunes of home owners with rooftop solar power systems installed. The results reinforce the virtue of solar power and prove that it is no longer only suitable for people looking to stay in the same house for a long period of time. The survey, conducted by […]

Solar companies are taking short cuts, and you’re paying the price. Here’s 7 ways consumers are losing out  

Solar Sunwerx is a company on a mission and they know what they are talking about. Paul Jager, General Manager Solar Sunwerx says, “We are fortunate enough to enjoy rave reviews online and people can’t wait to tell their friends and family about their positive experience with Solar Sunwerx. “A major point of difference between ourselves […]

Government agrees “in principle” to 33,000 GWh renewable energy target  

A deal on the renewable energy target is tantalisingly close, with the government agreeing “provisionally” to a revised target of 33,000 GWh of renewable energy capacity by 2020. However, conditions such as the compulsory review of the scheme every two years and including electricity generated from biomass threaten to delay a resolution. Crucially for those […]

Tesla Powerwall to revolutionise solar storage for homes and businesses  

On Thursday night (Friday afternoon Australian time) Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk took to the stage to announce his vew venture Tesla Energy to an eager crowd. With it Musk unveiled the all-new Powerwall, an attractive indoor/outdoor unit housing a lithium-ion battery for storing unused electricity from rooftop solar PV systems. No Australian pricing […]

AGL joins the twenty-first century and commits to 0% coal by 2050  

A tectonic shift has begun in the Australian electricity industry, one with far reaching ramifications and the likes of which we’ve never seen. Following an executive restructure, AGL has announced that it will close all of its existing coal powered generators by 2050 and terminate investment in any future coal plants. AGL chief executive Andrew […]

Can the government seal a deal on the RET with the cross-benchers?  

Although the debate over the future of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target continues to drag on, recent weeks have seen the stakeholders moving closer than ever toward a compromise. Looking for an end to the gridlock between the government, the opposition and the senate cross-benchers, it was the Clean Energy Council that blinked first. Knowing that […]