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Australia hits 2GW installs!

Tom Langford - Sunday, November 11, 2012

Australia has reached the 2 gigawatts of cumulative sub-100kW PV installation milestone this month and at least 45MW of solar panel installations larger than 100kW in capacity can be added to this figure.

Australia has reached the 2 gigawatts of cumulative sub-100kW PV installation milestone this month and at least 45MW of solar panel installations larger than 100kW in capacity can be added to this figure.

The news comes from in-depth analysis of the REC Registry by solar consultancy firm SunWiz.

“This threshold has been reached in previously only-dreamed of rapidity, and has been paradoxically accelerated rather than decelerated by the removal of government incentives,” says SunWiz’s Warwick Johnston.

Various announcements of reductions in subsidies and incentives have triggered Australian households wanting to rein in rapidly increasing electricity bills by installing solar panels to act – but these scenarios also create a feast or famine situation, referred to by some as a “solar coaster”.

A stand-out event occurring this year was in Queensland; triggered by fears Premier Newman would slash the state’s solar feed in tariff. Those fears were realised, but not before nearly 100,000 people had applied for the higher rate – perhaps a different outcome to what Premier Newman intended.

“The nature of the SRES and state feed-in tariffs has been for steep step-declines in incentive levels that have in all likelihood resulted in more PV installed now than might have otherwise been the case,” says Mr. Johnston.

Reductions in solar subsidies are not over yet. The Solar Credits multiplier will be totally phased out next year; however the Productivity Commission and others have recommended this should occur sooner. Additionally, the Climate Change Authority’s (CCA) draft recommendations for the Renewable Energy Target include a suggestion that past the Solar Credits reduction, a “solar divisor” would be introduced in the form of reducing the number of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) accompanying systems below 1:1 under certain conditions.

While boom periods in solar uptake have certainly kept installers busy; a boom is always followed by a bust – and in a bust, there are few winners. What is needed are more gradual adjustments says SunWiz.

SOURCE: Energy Matters

New Solar Technology

Tom Langford - Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Researchers at RTI International have developed a new solar technology that could make solar energy more affordable, and thus speed-up its market adoption.

The RTI solar cells are formed from solutions of semiconductor particles, known as colloidal quantum dots, and can have a power conversion efficiency that is competitive to traditional cells at a fraction of the cost.

Solar energy has the potential to be a renewable, carbon-neutral source of electricity but the high cost of photovoltaics — the devices that convert sunlight into

Vic Tariff Changes Effect?

Tom Langford - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Vic Tariff Changes Effect?

The rising price of electricityhas been enough to encourage a rush of consumers to sign up to solar power and not even big falls in feed-in tariffs is curbing demand.
“Victoria saw a 33 per cent increase in solar connections for the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, despite the feed-in tariff stepping down from 60c/kWh to 25c/KWh,”  “This demonstrates that the falling cost of solar and the rising price of electricity that is driving uptake, rather than feed-in tariffs.

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