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Abbot's Systematic Destruction of Solar Energy Support in Australia Continues

April 17, 2014 by Nigel Morris

The rationale behind the Abbott Government’s incessant unravelling of support for solar power is unclear. What is clear is that almost every single day, we find another example of their systematic destruction of an opportunity that many countries would be jumping at.[read more]

Australia's Big Fat Solar Energy Policy Failure Exposed

March 27, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Almost five million Australians have benefited from policies that support solar energy. However, given that government policy is a fickle political weapon, the vast majority of incentives are gone or in grave danger. The pendulum of political favour is swinging the other way.[read more]

Is the Australian Solar Market Slipping as Tariffs Recede?

March 26, 2014 by Jeff St. John

After years of booming growth in solar, Australia is encountering problems familiar to Germany’s solar-rich, some say too-rich, energy market. Reversals in government policy on carbon reduction and renewable energy targets have made for some serious solar retrenchment in the country.[read more]

All New Australian Solar Energy Forecast and Industry Intelligence Reports Released

March 23, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Navigating the ups and downs of the Australian solar industry is not getting any easier. Many of our programs and policies are teetering on a knife edge, the market is changing dramatically and the result is that the future is murkier than ever.[read more]

Australia's Other Solar Energy Industry Nemesis; Currency Fluctuation

February 28, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Australia Solar and Currency

Without a shadow of a doubt, the ebb and flow of political favour is the Australian solar industry’s biggest challenge. One day we are saving the world from the biggest moral challenge of our time, the next we are (allegedly) driving energy prices up and causing the collapse of the manufacturing sector.[read more]

2014 Solar Energy in Australia: Swings and Roundabouts

January 26, 2014 by Nigel Morris

I hope like me, you got a chance to recharge your batteries with a summer break after a grueling year in 2013. The holidays are a chance to reflect, talk to “real people” and look at the big picture for a while. It seems like months ago already and I’m starting this solar year on a pretty upbeat note. Here’s why.[read more]

The Evolution of Australian Solar Energy Businesses

December 21, 2013 by Nigel Morris

If there is one thing I have learned in twenty one years of being in the solar business, it’s that nothing stays the same. Markets and competition are all constantly changing and if you are in the business of solar, that means constant re-invention if you are going to survive and prosper.[read more]

Australia's Astounding PV Contribution: Now Live!

December 12, 2013 by Nigel Morris

While I was doing some fact checking recently, I went to the Australian PV Institute’s flash new web site (formerly the Australian PV Association) and blow me down, those clever little munchkins have just innovated the pants off the rest of the world and created a Live PV Map.[read more]

Australia's Secret Commercial Solar Energy Program

October 28, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Australia and Solar Energy

Every time I go to Melbourne I always, without fail, find something new, creative and fascinating. From its quirky street art, to its staggering array of hidden lane way and rooftop bars this city has an amazingly strong self-identity and it seems to breed an inimitable Melbourne style.[read more]

Solar Energy in the Bush

September 26, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Australia and Solar Energy

I am sorry to inform you all that I have just spent an awesome 7 days in the remote Australian outback. Although I happened to be incommunicado for a full week, I couldn’t escape solar energy and in fact, I was actually surrounded by it![read more]

Solar Installation Compliance in Australia Just Got Easier

September 7, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Solar Installation Costs

The fall in PV cost has created a boom for sales and price reductions. PV hardware is now a small part of the overall system cost and further price reductions are going to need to focus on soft costs such as installation, logistics, cost of sales and compliance.[read more]

Energy Innovation: Wollongong Wins With Solar Energy!

August 13, 2013 by Nigel Morris

Wollongong Solar Energy

If anyone was worried that Australia was losing its edge on solar innovation, think again. Thanks to a stellar effort by the University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra, Australia is back on the winners board after they took out First place in the Solar Decathlon in China.[read more]

Projects Boost Australia's Solar Energy Mix

August 11, 2013 by Antonio Pasolini

Australia Solar Energy

Australia is set to get more solar power into the grid with two new large scale PV farms. The projects are expected to produce approximately 360,000 megawatt hours of electricity per year, which is enough to meet the needs of over 50,000 average homes in New South Wales.[read more]

Over 1 GW And 11,000 Jobs in Australia Solar Energy Over 2012

July 24, 2013 by Joshua Hill

Australia Solar Energy

The Australian Photovoltaic Association announced last week that 2012 had been a great year for the industry, installing over 1 GW of capacity and employing approximately 11,000 people.[read more]

Energy Matters In Solar Marketing

December 5, 2012 by Nigel Morris

Every now and again I am so impressed by brilliant simplicity that I write about it, because i think we can all learn from great examples and clearly your energy matters when it comes to good marketing.Unless someone trumps them in the next few weeks, I think I now have to award Energy Matters with the cleverest bit of marketing 101...[read more]