Solar’s grim 2014: five headwinds await

With power price rises moderating, panel prices no longer in freefall and doubts over the million roof rebate, Australian solar will struggle in the year ahead.

At the start of last year I predicted the solar PV party was over. In the end 850 megawatts was sold, down 17 per cent on the prior year but on par with 2011. This far exceeded my grim expectations for the year.

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