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The North Coast is set to become one of five renewable-energy ‘superpowers’ in NSW that could replace the state’s five coal-burning power stations by 2030, a new report by the Nature Conservation Council has found.
Dr Zhengrong Shi, the founder of Suntech and the former UNSW PhD graduate known as the ‘Sun King’, is returning to the solar market with a newly developed lightweight, ultra-thin and flexible panel that he is hailing as the biggest change to the solar industry in decades.
Many NSW residents who have solar panels on their rooftops are being paid less than half of their Victorian counterparts after a recent ruling set a new, higher price in that state. But at least north coast residents can do something about it.
What we need right across the country is a real, fair dinkum price for solar that recognises all of the benefits that solar provides.
Thousands of solar households in Queensland and Tasmania are being asked by their energy utilities to pay to use the output of their own solar panels inside their own homes. And the utilities involved don’t seem to see any problem with that.
A bold Greens plan that could see all council buildings and infrastructure around the country fitted with rooftop solar panels so councils can cut their power bills and save ratepayers money is being launched today.
A 25kW rooftop-solar system and lighting upgrade of Byron's regional sport and cultural complex is saving Byron Shire Council energy and more than $15,000 a year.
The West Australian electricity utility Synergy caused a storm of controversy earlier this month week when its chairman, Lyndon Rowe, suggested hitting solar households with higher charges, a sort of 'solar tax'.
Consumer groups have joined a court fight against South Australia’s main utility over a proposal to slap increased network charges on households with rooftop solar.
The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.
Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.