Sunstainable the premier solar panel suppliers Melbourne-wide. We have decades of experience and expertise in commercial and residential solar energy, which means we keep up-to-date with solar energy news events happening world-wide. However, for Victorians, read on to get a brief overview of the top solar stories in our own backyard and beyond.
Export Charges Considered
The Australian Energy Market Commission is due to make its final decision on the introduction of rooftop solar export charges sometime in July, after submissions closed on May 27. Many in the solar industry are concerned export charges will result in a two-way pricing system that rewards owners of distributed energy resources (DER) for exporting excess energy to the grid when it is needed but charges them when it is not. Read more here.
Victoria’s Solar Panels Still Going to Landfill
Many associate solar panels with clean energy, so it will come as a big surprise to learn that the vast majority of solar panels end up in landfill at the end of their life cycle. But it doesn’t have to be this way, solar panels can and should be recycled. Clive Fleming Reclaim PV, a solar panel recycling plant in Adelaide. “We operate Australia-wide and we do our services through collection, whether it’s a drop-off point or we can pick it up from any site around Australia,” Mr Fleming said. Sunstainable want to encourage all Victorians to make use of solar PV recycling programs. Read more here.
Record Win and Solar Investment in Victoria
There’s been record-breaking growth in the solar and wind energy sector. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has recorded 32 projects totalling nearly 3,301MW in power over 2021 so far. According to Chief Systems Design Officer, Dr Alex Wonhas, renewables are showing no signs of slowing down, either. “We’ve seen registrations of new wind and solar projects in Victoria more than double from 467MW in 2019 to 1,146MW in 2020, despite the disruptions caused by the COVID pandemic and the issues in the West Murray zone,” Dr Wonhas said. This is good news for solar and good news for our emissions target. Read more here.
Virtual Power Plants and Micro-Grids are Coming
Want to do more with your excess solar energy? If the Victoria Labor government’s new pilot program goes ahead, you will soon be able to operate your own virtual power plants (VPP). VPPs will enable solar panel and battery system owners to trade excess solar energy into the grid to a wide variety of energy suppliers, rather than just as credits on their utility bill. If you would like to join the VPP movement, Sunstainable can give you access to VPP options today, just get in touch. Read more on this story here.
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