Australia and the art of the stop-start solar policy
Australia’s suite of stop-start solar policies is driving some parts of the industry crazy with frustration, as the phone stops ringing in Victoria and strict new workplace rules are imposed in Queensland.
26 Apr 2019
Has the battery storage market gone flat?
Battery storage put in too hard basket by installers; and is there an alternative to current crop of DC Isolators?
6 Jun 2019
Rooftop solar: Asset or liability?
Rooftop solar installations continue at record rate, but new technologies - and new thinking - ensure that this turns out to be a major asset to the grid, rather than the liability it is sometimes portrayed.
5 Dec 2019
The best and worst from 2019
We look back at the highlights and the lowlights of the solar industry in 2019, and take a vox-pop of industry folk from the recent Sundowners.
18 Dec 2019
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Big trouble for big solar
Big contractor quits the solar market, spelling big trouble for the big solar sector, even as rooftop continues its boom.
13 Feb 2020
Is Australia now un-investible for big solar?
The shock-waves from the Coalition election win are being felt beyond Australia’s shores. Nigel Morris reports back from Intersolar in Munich and why some big developers are changing their plans, and abandoning Queensland altogether.
22 May 2019
A gigawatt of rooftop PV
Australia headed for one GW of rooftop solar installs this year, regulator cracks down on solar rorts, and making sense of volatile certificate prices.
4 Oct 2017
Bushfires and backlogs - Solar’s New Year
Sunwiz director Warwick Johnston on the past year and 2020 forecasts, and what we learned from the bushfires.
31 Jan 2020
Rooftop PV’s big milestone
Solar jumps 6GW benchmark; and why, some solar mea-culpas, and some crazy stories that illustrate why consumers struggle to understand their energy needs.
6 Sep 2017
Tesla Powerwall delays slows storage market
The difficulty in getting hold of Tesla Powerwall stock is keeping a lid on household battery storage sales in Australia. The Solar Insiders podcast takes a look at the market.
22 Sep 2017
Victoria’s big solar and storage plan
Victoria outlines plan for rooftop solar and battery storage scheme, while the regulator cracks down on dodgy trading in certificates.
19 Jun 2019
Record installations, phantom sales, and the demise of the roof monkey
Australian rooftop solar installations surge to new records, but as we reveal on this podcast some big retailers are making significant sales without the means to install the panels.
11 Apr 2019
What is going on in Queensland?
Confusion and frustration in the Sunshine state as the government seeks to justify new rules that will add costs to solar farms and make some installations impossible.
8 May 2019
How the solar industry is adjusting to Covid world
Sean Guzzi from Clenergy joins Solar Insiders to discuss how the industry his coping with the changes imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the regulator cracks down on poor behaviour.
21 May 2020
Longi’s launch, and AEMO’s big solar switch
Leading solar manufacturer Longi launches new product on Australian market, while AEMO pushes for new inverter standards and ability to “switch off” rooftop solar when needed.
7 May 2020
What drives Australians to install battery storage?
Sunwiz director Warwick Johnston on the uptake of battery storage by Australian homes. And we ask the question: Has Covid-19 killed crap solar?
22 Apr 2020
Tindo’s shining light in solar market
Rooftop solar on a Covid-coaster, the last of the one-for-one tariffs, and Tindo Solar’s Glenn Morelli on battery storage boom and plans to expand module factory.
9 Apr 2020
Can solar isolate itself from Covid-19 pandemic?
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought great uncertainty to solar industry. Demand is up in some quarters, and down in others. But there is real fear of a brutal slowdown.
25 Mar 2020
Tesla, IKEA eye Australia solar market
Tesla gauging interest in its solar modules and solar tile products, while IKEA brings its flat pack solar package to Australia. Plus: Suspensions in regulator crackdown.
28 Feb 2020
Solar changes shape of grid, and brings down prices
New reports from market operator and the market regulator point to changing shape of the grid, lower emissions and falling costs - partly driven by growth of rooftop solar.
20 Nov 2019