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Time to Charge Aussie Households for Exporting Solar?
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Time to Charge Aussie Households for Exporting Solar?

Earlier this year the Australian Energy Market Commission [AEMC] released a draft plan that proposes the imposition of a solar export tariff (AKA “solar tax”) on households who export to the grid. Needless to say, this idea quickly set tongues wagging in the solar sector and beyond. Though the proposal has plenty of supporters and critics alike, all can agree it’s an audacious response to what has been a brilliant development – the rapid growth of solar power in Australia.

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The Future of Space-Based Solar Power

Gigantic solar installations in space. It sounds fanciful – something out of Star Wars or Star Trek’s universe – but what if it’s actually possible?

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The Victorian Government’s Plan for Solar Aggregation

The Victorian government recently made a call for partners in a new solar pilot program. Although a trial program is always a small step, when viewed in context it’s one that provides an insight into where Victoria and other Australian states and territories will need to go in future: to continue to encourage solar panel uptake, while also properly managing the byproduct of it so an oversupply of energy isn’t fed into the grid.