More solar, less power demand, higher prices: does it add up?

There is a real challenge ahead as our electricity system as it becomes more distributed. But nothing will improve if governments sanction penalties for solar, but ignore the real cost of our air conditioners.

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If I install solar panels and a car battery to run my air conditioner, should I pay higher electricity network fees? The electricity industry and Queensland’s energy minister would say yes, but is that equitable?

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