The Problem with Australia’s National Electricity Market

Australia is an industrialized country and one of those where greenhouse gas emissions have gone through the roof as much as 29 tons per year. In the last 20 years amount of emissions that are generated per dollar of GDP are increased, this has made it emission intensive economy holder.The biggest source for the addition of greenhouse gas to the system was the electricity generation and it contributed 34% in 2005 to emit these gasses ...

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Is Your Power Company Ripping You Off?

The wholesale cost of electricity is almost always the focus of power companies when asked why energy costs are rising. The reason for this focus is it's the one cost that your power company can blame on you.As energy consumers, we are told that if we reduce our consumption and increase energy efficiency we will see direct savings in our next electricity bill. This leads us to believe that rising electricity costs are purely a result of ...

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Top 20 Questions To Ask Your Solar Installer

At Australian Solar Quotes, we look out for our customers. We are here to make sure you don't get taken for a ride by an unreliable solar installer - which is too often the case for Aussies around the country. It can be hard to pick the good guys from the bad, especially if you don't know what to look out for. Check out our Solar Power Buyers Guide for the inside solar industry knowledge, or GET 3 QUOTES now! Here are few quick questions to ...

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Big Four Banks Fueling the Fire with Billions To Fossil Fuels

Posted on October 18, 2016

Australia’s large-scale renewable energy sector is once again facing the prospect of “falling off a cliff” unless effective long-term financing strategies are established.In 2015, a report by Bloomberg pointed to financial distress in the renewables industry as the main reason why investment in large-scale renewable energy industry fell by 90 percent in the 12 months leading to 31 March 2015 to just AUD$206.9 million (USD$192 million). ...

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Australia Readies For Second Solar Boom as PV Costs Fall

As the fall in manufacturing costs of solar PV systems - projected at about 10 to 15 percent per year - continue to hold in the international market, the future of large-scale solar in Australia is poised to play out well, causing a watershed moment in coming weeks. The ARENA tender, which is scheduled for release in a fortnight, will become a catalyst for over $1 billion in investment in 2017 in the renewable energy sector.Already, the ...

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South Australia’s Electricity Prices Spark Calls for National Inquiry into Wind & Solar

Posted on September 5, 2016

In the 2014 Annual Residential Electricity Price Trends report, electricity prices in South Australia were expected to fall in 2015 and remain flat in 2016/17 thanks to a combination of falling demand, lower wholesale electricity prices and tighter rules on network costs.Fast forward to 2016, it’s a total contrast given the hike in electricity prices.Earlier this year, two energy companies AGL and Origin Energy increased their charges ...

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The Looming Sunset Of The Solar Credits Subsidy

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Darryn Van HoutAustralia boasts the highest penetration of residential solar in the world, with one in five households now powered by the nation’s abundant sunshine. While the debate over solar and wind tax credits rages on, the government’s decision to slash various incentives hasn’t affected the ever-rising investment in solar energy. The prevailing strength of the solar industry ...

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Renewable Energy brings new life to Australian manufacturing sector

Innovation, sophistication and creativity are words that are becoming increasingly common when describing the future of the Australian manufacturing industry. Presently, Australia’s manufacturing industry is experiencing an upsurge in activity, turnover and most importantly returns.Truth be told, the rise of renewable energy in Australia has created economic opportunities that can’t be overlooked. As a matter of fact, the Pew Charitable ...

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Australian Power Purchase Agreements — Diving Into Digital Solar

In the last decade, solar power adoption in Australia has greatly soared, making solar power the most popular source of renewable energy*. Around 15% of all Australian homes have rooftop solar panels installed, but the difference in figures between rental properties and owner-occupied properties is huge.Reports say that 1% of the rental property market has solar PV panels installed, but thanks to Melbourne-based tech startup Matter, things ...

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Behind the Scenes of the Solar Storage Revolution

Battery storage is increasingly becoming an attractive and viable option for homes in Australia. The disruptive technology, which is moving faster than expected, is set to revolutionize the way Aussies access electricity--helping more homes to stay independent of the national grid.Storage batteries are indeed the holy grail of renewable energy and a significant element to the massive transition from fossil fuels. The lithium-ion battery to ...

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