After two disastrous years, investment in large scale renewable energy finally rebounded in Australia in 2016, and actually went against the global trend with a 50 per cent increase.
Articles by Jonathan Gifford
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WA holiday town of Kalbarri set to trial $10m microgrid integrating distributed solar, 1.7MW wind farm, and 2MWh battery system.
Power Ledger is expanding trials of blockchain-based software to open up peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading behind the meter and across the network.
IEA points to wind and solar PV’s central role as increasingly “affordable solutions” in the fight against climate change and air pollution.
IEA says strong policy underpins lift in global outlook for renewable energy, but in Australia, lingering policy uncertainty makes it unsure about large scale investment.
Large-scale battery storage could have a significant role to play to ensure the stability of Australia’s electricity grid.