solar citizens

March 25, 2021
Millions of Australian households fitted with rooftop PV could be charged for exporting electricity to the grid under new proposals that critics have warned could curb the uptake of solar systems and slow the country’s energy transition.
February 19, 2019
Solar campaigners hail electoral promise by New South Wales Labor for fresh 7GW in renewable capacity but distribution lobby urges to consider grid implications
February 11, 2019
Both major parties in the election race for the Australian state of New South Wales have put forward plans focusing on solar and storage for households, with some mixed but mostly positive reaction from the industry.
February 20, 2018
Australia has breached 1.8 million solar rooftops on households and businesses, according to campaign group Solar Citizens.
October 17, 2017
Australian Solar Council chief John Grimes has said of the new technology-neutral plan: “It is hard to imagine a worse policy.”
October 16, 2017
Rooftop solar PV systems are estimated to have saved energy consumers in the Australian state of New South Wales between AU$2.2 billion and AU$3.3 billion (US$1.7 billion to 2.6 billion) in a 12-month period, according to a report commissioned by campaign group Solar Citizens.
August 23, 2017
Victoria’s Labor government will hold a 650MW renewables auction and has awarded contracts for 138MW of large-scale solar plants to power Melbourne’s tram network.
August 22, 2017
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), responsible for regulating the energy market, has dropped a proposal to let power network companies charge rooftop solar owners for feeding their electricity to the grid in a form of ‘solar tax’, after facing resistance from communities.
March 14, 2017
In a major energy strategy upheaval, the South Australian government is providing significant funding to support energy storage projects, starting with a 100MW grid-connected battery that will be the largest in the country.
March 10, 2017
Following a statewide blackout in September 2016, citizens in South Australia are embracing the solar market like never before.

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