Over half of Vic’s battery rebates remain

On 1 July, 2019,  Solar Victoria launched the new round of State Rebates, and the news was good for those looking to add solar and/or batteries onto their properties. Even renters could benefit from the new scheme. For eligible solar consumers ready to take the plunge into the field, they could get as much $2225 […]

Victorian rebates to triple in September 2019

Victorian households and the industry are rejoicing at the news of a massive boost to the number of solar panels rebates that will be made available starting next month. The Victorian Government announced yesterday a tripling in the number of rebates for September and a total of 23,000 extra rebates for the financial year under […]

Responses to climate deniers

Climate Action Network is a community based initiative to fight climate change. It has grassroots groups with distributed leadership throughout Australia. Its mission is to bring focus to climate change and climate action from Australians. Energy Matters attended a local community Climate Action seminar in Burwood, NSW, in the suburbs of Sydney on Monday April […]

Besieged Victorian Premier considers expanding Solar Homes rebate program

A besieged Premier Daniel Andrews says he might consider raising the number of rebates available under Victoria’s Solar Homes Program. In the past fortnight, the Premier has faced protests by solar installers angry about the Victoria solar rebate scheme’s quota cap and poor implementation. Solar installers will hold a second rally for change tomorrow, August […]

Solar Citizens 2019 Survey

Solar Citizens have recently launched their annual solar survey: https://www.solarcitizens.org.au/survey_2019  The solar lobbying organization has been running the survey for five years now. It provides a comprehensive snapshot of Australia’s rooftop solar owners (e.g. what type of system people have, environmental and financial factors, barriers for the solar industry/consumers, campaign priorities for solar consumers). We […]

Regulator takes wind farms to court over 2016 South Australian blackout

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has taken legal action against operators of wind farms whose shutdown contributed to the 2016 South Australian blackout. The “black system” occurred on September 28, 2016 following damage to transmission lines due to extreme weather. In 2017, the Australian Energy Market Operator found protection mechanisms had then disconnected some wind […]