A trial in South Australia will test the load-shifting potential of a virtual power plant of residential hot-water systems.
Solar power is no longer the way of the future, it is the primary choice of energy households and businesses throughout the world. There are over two million solar systems installed on Australian homes already, a number rising every year.
The Clean Energy Council was recently provided with evidence of accredited installers signing false declarations on the paperwork required in order to claim Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs).
Several Australian states are going it alone on the the energy transition. The policies adopted by New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and others represent major departures from the existing national approach, and run counter to the neoliberal principles underpinning the current system.