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Fantasy and Reality of Solar Savings

What are the savings Australian consumers can expect from the installation of a solar system? While some may try to suggest consumers will recover the cost of their solar system in 3 to 4 years the reality for most consumers is it will take closer to 10 years. Unfortunately this…


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Government Ineptitude hinders tariff comparisons

The Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC’s) Smart Meter rollout officially commenced on 1st Dec 2017. Consumers are unlikely to see any benefits Previous trials of smart meters show consumers only benefit when the rollout is accompanied by consumer education programs. These programs show consumers how to access their meter data…


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Solar Diverters

Solar Diverters are being sold to consumers as a cheap alternative to battery storage A key question is “Will consumers recover the cost of the solar diverter?” The answer is probably not. The following analysis also finds solar diverters have the potential to adversely affect power quality Download Article Citation…