Solar Industry Updates

Solar Industry Updates

The National Energy Guarantee and what we know so far

While details of what the National Energy Guarantee means for Australian businesses is missing, what is clear is that there is a serious affordability problem across the NEM. The ACCC has found that electricity price increases over the past ten years are putting Australian businesses and consumers under unacceptable pressure. The report has found that […]

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New report on embedded networks and what it means for solar

Embedded Networks Australia’s energy future is challenged with uncertainties across supply and government policy that is driving energy prices to record levels. The rise of renewable energy is providing businesses with new options for energy supply. Supported by privately managed embedded networks, businesses are seeking out lowest-cost-first energy from within their embedded network, often from […]

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Four reasons to invest in solar now

With current and forecast increases in the price of conventional electricity and growing concern over the instability of the electricity market, many businesses are in unchartered waters when dealing with their energy requirements moving forward and where renewables such as solar energy may fit. With the recent changes to government subsidies for small-scale renewable energy […]

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Australia’s Soaring Energy Prices and the Future for Businesses

In its recent Electricity Forecasting Insights, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has forecast electricity consumption rates to remain flat, despite a projected 30% increase in population. AEMO points to the uptake in distributed solar generation and use of energy efficient appliances as key factors in keeping growth of traditional grid-supplied electricity consumption at less […]

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New study by ARENA suggests “many corporates are out of step with what consumers want” when it comes to renewables.

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) recently reported that 8 out of 10 Australian consumers believe big business should be using more renewable energy. In addition, the report states that more than three-quarters of consumers said they would choose a product or service made with renewable energy over a comparable one that wasn’t. Conversely, 57% of […]

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Three minutes on: Climate policy review

In this series, ‘Three minutes on,’ we respond to what people are talking about on any given day. Today we hear from Solgen Energy Group Executive CEO David Brown on the Federal Government’s climate policy review. – David Brown Full disclosure: we are solar focused. We want everyone, collectively, to focus on a long-term solution […]

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The business case continues to shine

As the price of grid power rises, solar’s financials are winning over more Australian companies. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review. During the past two years, volumes in Australia’s solar photovoltaic market have grown at a steady pace, in part because of a surge in demand from companies in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. Commercial […]

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Industry switching on to solar

Falling costs and improved technology are making solar an appealing energy option for business.  Originally published in the Australian Financial Review. Last year, when Adelaide Airport won recognition for its efforts to manage carbon emissions, it decided to build further on that reputation. It came up with the idea to expand its solar-power generation from […]

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