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Australia reaches 3GW of installed rooftop solar power!  

Australia has smashed through the 3GW installed rooftop solar threshold, a landmark many are comparing to the 1 million solar home milestone reached in April. Solar industry authority SunWiz made the announcement last week along with a number of insights into the nation’s solar trends. A leap in solar installations has been driven by solar […]

How to Ensure Your Solar Panels Last a Long Time  

After you’ve purchased solar panels and installed them on the rooftop of your residence or small business in Australia, you should ensure that you take care of them so that they last a long time. The following are some important tips to help ensure that your solar panels last.   Keep them clean After installation […]

How to choose the right solar power system for your home  

Solar power is gaining a lot of popularity all over the world and particularly in Australia. The government of Australia, through various means such as feed-in tariffs and incentives, is encouraging Australians to install solar panels and other solar power systems in their homes and small businesses. It intends to substitute 20% of the energy […]

SA Universities join forces in push to become “renewable energy hub”  

Despite leading the country in renewable energy generation on the back of wind and solar investment, South Australia is looking to take further steps towards becoming the undisputed leaders in the green energy field. SA’s three major universities, Flinders, Adelaide and the University of SA, have announced they will unite through the Renewable Energy Institute to advance […]

World Record set for Solar Panel efficiency  

Another step along road to solar panel efficiency has been taken with the confirmation that Spectrolab (a subsidiary of the Boeing Defense, Space & Security defense and aerospace unit) have beaten their previous record to achieve a solar panel that converts 38.8% of available sunlight in to electricity. “Improving solar cell manufacturing technology is at the […]

Renewable agency ARENA has funding slashed  

Following their reduction of the Renewable Energy Target to only 5%, the Abbott government has now released their less than promising funding for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Previously set at $3.2 billion, the agency will now only receive $2.5 billion between now and 2022, with the majority of the funding earmarked for the later […]

Solar Sunwerx earns Platinum status with consumer advice website Solar Quotes  

Since its establishment in 2009, Solar Quotes has been the best-kept secret among savvy solar customers looking for quality installers and a good price. Founder Finn Peacock started SolarQuotes.com.au to provide Australians with an independent source of information when buying solar electricity systems. In partnership with Solar Quotes, Solar Sunwerx has connected with many eager […]

Solar Citizens plead “Don’t tax the sun”  

In response to a report by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), solar advocacy group Solar Citizens have launched a campaign discouraging their recommendations that state and federal government penalise solar power system owners, asking the Prime Minister, State Premiers and Energy Ministers not to “tax the sun”. So fierce is the opposition to such a […]

How fixed electricity network prices will cause a “death spiral”  

Stephen King, Professor of Economics at Monash University, has published an article outlining trends placing upward pressure on electricity prices, resulting in what he calls the “death spiral”. Responding to The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) Strategy Priorities, King outlines the conflict between the variable price that consumers pay for energy and the fixed costs […]