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Category: CleanTech Bites

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JinkoSolar says battery storage to drive new burst in rooftop solar uptake

JinkoSolar says battery storage to drive new burst in rooftop solar uptake

World’s biggest solar module supplier JinkoSolar says Australian solar market set for rebound as households adopt battery storage, and large scale sector takes off.

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Australian technologies tapped for global solar diplomacy project

Australian technologies tapped for global solar diplomacy project

Solar Analytics, Wattwatchers lend technology and expertise to international effort to install smart solar on world leaders’ rooftops.

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Big W.A. blackout can't be blamed on renewables, doesn't make headlines

Big W.A. blackout can’t be blamed on renewables, doesn’t make headlines

The failure of a gas generator in Western Australia affected more people for a longer period than an outage in South Australia last year. So where were the Murdoch headlines?

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Quality concerns as solar module prices hit rock bottom

Quality concerns as solar module prices hit rock bottom

As module makers search for a “market of last resort,” Australia’s reputation as a dumping ground for sub-standard modules could be a cause for concern.

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A new energy gold mine: storage from solar and pumped hydro

A new energy gold mine: storage from solar and pumped hydro

A proposal for a massive solar plant paired with pumped hydro storage in an old gold mine has taken a big step forward.

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Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Suzlon Energy’s Tulsi Tanti says making wind turbines in Australia would be a “win-win”, but market must first demonstrate stability, growth.

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Four reasons why electric vehicles may take off in Australia

Four reasons why electric vehicles may take off in Australia

The cost of the vehicle, the cost of infrastructure and recharging, as well as the fate of petrol refineries may influence the uptake of EVs in Australia.

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Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Could jet fuel grow on trees? ANU finds promise in Australian gum-leaf

Eucalyptus oils from certain gum tree species could be refined to make high energy jet fuel, an ANU study has found.

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Redflow says first ZCell batteries to be installed in homes in October

Redflow says first ZCell batteries to be installed in homes in October

Redflow says first ZCell residential battery storage systems to be delivered to customers next month after first shipment of batteries arrived in Australia on Sunday.

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Fossil fuel generators find a new way to exploit the market

Fossil fuel generators find a new way to exploit the market

Regulator report into SA high price event shows generators have a new way to exploit their market power, underling the case for rule changes.

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A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

A small win for rooftop solar as Victorian regulator outlines fairer tariffs

Victoria regulator makes landmark decision on solar feed in tariffs that could have implications for other states. But does it go far enough?