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Australian Solar Mergers and Acquisitions Break Records

April 2, 2015 by Nigel Morris

The recent announcement that international solar energy company Solar Power, Inc. will acquire an 80 percent stake in Australian solar wholesaler SolarJuice, sets a fascinating new milestone for the possibilities of mergers and acquisitions in the solar space.[read more]

What Do Solar Anti-Dumping Tariffs Mean for Australia?

March 14, 2015 by Nigel Morris

A little over a year ago, Australia’s only PV module manufacturer initiated an Anti-Dumping claim over the importation of Chinese PV products. In the simplest of terms, the claim is based on the allegation that damage was caused to local industry by importers selling solar product below cost.[read more]

Queensland Utilities Extend an Olive Branch to Solar Energy Innovators

February 21, 2015 by Nigel Morris

Whilst I often call a spade a spade and generally suffer from immense frustration with utility attitudes to solar, I have to give credit where credit is due. The next time you bump into the CEO’s of Queensland’s Ergon Energy or Energex, shout them a beer and thank them.[read more]

Australian Solar Energy Businesses Restructuring for Survival

September 13, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Notwithstanding the farcical goings on around the RET review, solar businesses in Australia continue to move and shake. Its seems the last few months have been all about mergers and acquisitions which is either a sign of industry maturity or desperation, depending on your perspective.[read more]

Australian Energy Utilities at the Brink?

May 24, 2014 by Nigel Morris

In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a lot going on in the Australian solar energy industry right now. In fact, I’ll rephrase that – there’s a lot going on in the Australian energy industry right now and in case you hadn’t noticed, solar is a major player.[read more]

Notice: Gone (Solar) Fishing

May 1, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Solar Fishing

Although Australia’s demand for solar ebbs and flows with market conditions, the interest in Commercial solar continues to slowly but surely grow. Not only are Australian businesses being hit by rising electricity costs, recent announcements highlight that gas cost rises are about to take over.[read more]

How Micro-Inverters are Changing Solar Energy Business Models

April 26, 2014 by Nigel Morris

Micro-Inverters and Solar

Someone asked me a great question recently: “I know you're a fan of micro-inverters. How big do you really think their share of the market will be?” Its a great question because plenty of excellent products never really take off because they don’t have the engineering, sales, and market mix right.[read more]