It seems that the greatest barrier to the rapid deployment of solar in Australia will not be about cost or a lack of demand -- it will be the ability to get connected.

That has been the common theme from a range of reports from different sources in recent weeks -- from the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission’s inquiry into feed-in tariff’s in Victoria, the Australian Energy Market Operator’s landmark report on solar this week, the accompanying analysis from Sunwiz and Solar Business Services, and the Australian PV Association’s annual report for 2012.