The Australian solar industry is preparing for what it calls a "David and Goliath" battle against the country’s biggest generators and network operators. The outcome will likely decide the immediate fate of rooftop solar in Australia, and the pace of the so-called "democratisation of energy" -- a contest that pitches households and their solar modules against the centralised utilities that have dominated the industry for a century or more.
David and Goliath battle over solar: why they want you on the grid
Australian households are flocking to solar, screwing up the business models of the nation's state-owned electricity generators. Politicians have yet to come to grips with the situation.