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

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...

Posted April 17, 2014    

Solar for $1/W - Really?

Can you get a solar system at under the magical $1/W? You betcha. But I am increasingly of the view that systems priced at these levels are either built with smoke and mirrors or there is a magic formula that a very select number of companies have...

Posted March 29, 2014    

Australia's Big Fat Solar Energy Policy Failure Exposed

Almost five million Australians have benefited from policies that support solar energy. They responded in droves to incentives, installed 3GW of rooftop solar and invested Billions of dollars in an unprecedented public investment in distributed...

Posted March 27, 2014    

All New Australian Solar Energy Forecast and Industry Intelligence Reports Released

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.For...

Posted March 23, 2014    

Re-Inventing the Electricity Industry with Storage

No matter what side of the fence you are on, everyone is agreed that electricity companies will be very different in a few years’ time.In the broader context, change is inevitable of course and we need look no further than the business world to see...

Posted March 21, 2014    

Clean Energy Regulator Releases 2014 STC Target

Small Scale Technology Certificates (STC’s) are the backbone of the Australian solar market and on Friday 14thof March, the Clean Energy Regulator announced this year’s target. At 18.6 Million STC’s the 2014 target represents 10.48% of electricity...

Posted March 19, 2014    

Insurance for Your Solar Business Future? A Message to Solar Businesses

Like you, I sometimes wonder about the value of insurance.For me, I look at the value of what I want to insure and weigh it up against the cost of insurance and the risk of something happening.Today I bought some insurance for my solar business for...

Posted March 16, 2014    

How Much Solar Energy Saves Australians [INFOGRAPHIC]

How much does the Australian renewable energy target cost? As this infographic demonstrates, household solar energy will save Australians more money than the cost of installation and implementation of household solar would actually bring about in...

Posted March 2, 2014    

Australia's Other Solar Energy Industry Nemesis; Currency Fluctuation

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...

Posted February 28, 2014    

Australia's Lip Service at the G20 Summit; Our Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Increase!

The G20 summit has come and gone and although the need for “tangible actions” was a great headline, when I read through the final official communique from the event, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed.Now of course, the G20 has a big agenda and...

Posted February 25, 2014    

The Great Australian Electricity Rip-Off

Right, now I’m getting really &*%$ed off.Although I’ve spent more than two decades in the solar and energy field, in the last two years as solar has grown and we have become an intrinsic and material part of  Australia’s energy mix I have...

Posted February 23, 2014    

What You Can Do About Australia's Renewable Energy Target

Anyone who reads the paper knows that the Renewable Energy Target is currently the subject of an inordinate attack. However, when you look at the facts it’s clear that this is completely unwarranted.The question was put to me “Can you suggest how we...

Posted February 16, 2014