A $3.12 million initiative will develop a new Australian home battery standard for batteries connected to rooftop solar power. Led by global certification body DNV GL, and backed by $1.4 million in ARENA funding, the project aims to help customers make the best decision when purchasing battery storage for homes and businesses.
A poll by Victorian electricity network owners asking who should pay for the main grid’s upkeep in respect to the solar network cost appears to have backfired. The jointly-owned CitiPower and Powercor network operators asked customers via Facebook who should pay for network upgrades – all customers, or just those with solar who export power to the grid.
A panel member on the ABC’s Q&A program has confronted Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan with her solar electricity bill to show how she beats the cost of coal-fired power. Victoria Fielding, a South Australian marketer, showed the minister her latest electricity bill. Thanks to her solar power installation it was in credit by $1.18.
A new ACCC report suggests a series of electricity network regulations is needed to cut electricity prices. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission report claims electricity consumers are facing a market that is unfair, confusing, and in need of major reforms to be sustainable.