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Category: CleanTech Bites

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How solar was sidelined as election issue in NSW

How solar was sidelined as election issue in NSW

Solar is said to be a rising issue in the Australian electoral landscape, particularly in states where 25% of homes have panels on their roof.

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Big energy players push into microgrids, with ABB-Samsung SDI deal

Big energy players push into microgrids, with ABB-Samsung SDI deal

Industrial push into distributed energy continues, as ABB and Samsung SDI sign MoU to make and market modular and scalable microgrids.

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Oz-made 200kW CSPV pilot plant unveiled in Victoria, first of its kind

Oz-made 200kW CSPV pilot plant unveiled in Victoria, first of its kind

RayGen unveils 200kW CSPV power tower pilot plant in Victoria – world’s first to combine high efficiency PV with low-cost heliostat collector systems.

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Yingli says 100GW by 2020 China solar target could be 'minimum'

Yingli says 100GW by 2020 China solar target could be ‘minimum’

Second-largest solar producer says China solar target likely to surge beyond 100GW by 2020 – but in Australia, industry faces headwinds.

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How an outback town proposes to switch off fossil fuels

How an outback town proposes to switch off fossil fuels

The outback town Coober Pedy in remote South Australia will be able to turn off its fossil fuel generators for at least half of the year.

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Macquarie fund backs UK solar leasing in $300m finance deal

Macquarie fund backs UK solar leasing in $300m finance deal

Macquarie group expands its rooftop solar investments, with a $300 million financing deal for a leading UK solar leasing company.

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Video of the Day: 1MW solar hybrid plant installed in just 7 days

Video of the Day: 1MW solar hybrid plant installed in just 7 days

An ARENA-backed project has delivered the world’s first fully redeployable large-scale solar-diesel hybrid plant, installed and operational in just 7 days.

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ACT agrees to move 7MW solar farm plan to new site – 60km away

ACT agrees to move 7MW solar farm plan to new site – 60km away

7MW solar farm planned for Canberra’s Uriarra Village will be moved 60km away to a new site on ACT-NSW border, after opposition from local residents.

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NSW regional solar initiative gathers support in Senate

NSW regional solar initiative gathers support in Senate

Federal Senate passes motion in support of local government plan to install around 0.5MW of PV and five 3-6MW solar thermal plants throughout inland NSW.

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NSW government confirms Byron solar energy trading trial

NSW government confirms Byron solar energy trading trial

NSW Government to support energy trading trial in Byron Bay that will help break down more barriers to rooftop solar.

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Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

Coffs Harbour City Council commits to 100% renewables by 2030

North-coast NSW council joins rush of Australian local government groups into huge commitments to developing and sourcing renewable energy.