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MASSIVE NEW VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT SOLAR POLICY

The Victorian government has today announced it will provide 50% of funding for solar PV systems up to 4kW, for 650,000 Victorian homes over the next 10 years, starting Monday.

This is a $1.24 billion program.

The program will save the typical Victorian household $2,225 for an average 4kW solar system.

If re-elected, the current Victorian Government will also provide a four-year interest free loan for the other 50%, to allow Victorians to save around $890 a year on their power bills with no up-front cost.

Homeowners will not be limited to a 4kW system, but only half of the first 4kW will be covered by this scheme.

This is a massive boost for families wanting to slash their power bills and a real shot in the arm for job creation and skills development.

This announcement will create 5,500 new jobs and help train 4,500 Victorian electricians.

A new independent agency, Solar Victoria, will also be created to manage the program.

This program delivers the ‘tri-benefit’ of solar, it is good for families, good for jobs, and good for the environment.

Victoria backs solar, Turnbull Government smashes solar

The contrast could not be starker.

On Tuesday, the Coalition Party Room will again be at war over energy policy.

Smashing renewables via the NEG and smashing small scale solar by attacking the SRES are in full swing.

The Turnbull Government’s position is clear:
• No new renewable energy projects for a decade under the National Energy Guarantee.

• No help for families and businesses to cut their power bills with solar.
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Battery Performance Standards project launched

The Smart Energy Council is partnering with DNV GL, CSIRO and Deakin University on a major ARENA and Victorian Government-funded project to develop a draft national standard for the performance of batteries installed with solar PV systems.

The Smart Energy Council will Chair the Stakeholder Reference Group and will work closely with the battery storage industry industry.

The 24-month project will include:

• A comprehensive gap analysis of existing local and international battery storage performance standards;

• Performance testing of batteries; and

• The development of a proposed Standard for battery performance.

The project will cover battery systems ranging from residential to small commercial systems, with a maximum size of 100 kW power capacity and 200 kWh energy capacity.

This project will help residential and small business consumers make more informed buying decisions and drive confidence in the battery storage market.

A Guideline based on the proposed Standard will also be developed for use by industry stakeholders in the interim prior to a Standard being finalised through Standards Australia.

Please contact John Grimes at ceo@smartenergy.org.au should you want more information.
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SPECIAL NOTE: Betta Batteries Charging Bulletin 2018

Lead Crystal Battery Info Document has just been released to assist all clients with information regarding the correct charge regime.
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