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Category: Renewables

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Wind power in South Australia makes people forget about causation

Wind power in South Australia makes people forget about causation

Price surges are being blamed on wind energy. Cherry-picked numbers that serve to confirm a belief that already exists is something you’re going to see a lot of this year.

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These 9 EU countries are leading the renewable charge

These 9 EU countries are leading the renewable charge

More EU countries than ever are meeting their 2020 targets for renewable energy generation ahead of schedule.

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Residential solar passes grid parity in 20 US states, to reach 42 by 2020

Residential solar passes grid parity in 20 US states, to reach 42 by 2020

California, Hawaii and Massachusetts lead the nation for the economic competitiveness of solar PV.

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Tasmania urged to add more wind and solar amid energy crisis

Tasmania urged to add more wind and solar amid energy crisis

Tasmania urged to encourage more wind and solar generation as it struggles with depleting hydro levels and lost connection to mainland grid.

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Why the Renewable Energy Target won’t be met in 2018

Why the Renewable Energy Target won’t be met in 2018

More than 1,000MW of large-scale renewables projects will likely be committed this year, but we’ll still fall short of the RET in 2018. The problem lies with financier confidence, not a lack of economically viable projects.

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Greg Hunt 'World's Best Minister' inspires new level of satire

Greg Hunt ‘World’s Best Minister’ inspires new level of satire

How did Greg Hunt win an award that Greens deputy leader Scott Ludlam says “sounds like something his mum made up”? As the satire ramps up, confusion emerges about exactly who was responsible.

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Renewables move up US, EU power ranks

Renewables move up US, EU power ranks

Renewables eclipsed fossil fuels as largest source of new power capacity added to US electrical grids in 2015, for second year in a row.

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Redflow to start selling home battery storage in March

Redflow to start selling home battery storage in March

Australian battery company Redflow says plug and play residential model of zinc bromine technology to be launched on Australian market in just over a month.

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AGL seeks investors' funds to help with large scale renewable target

AGL seeks investors’ funds to help with large scale renewable target

AGL creates new investment fund for large-scale renewables, with aim of attracting third party funds. But there will be no new projects committed in 2016.

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Sydney home becomes 'mini power station' with solar + Powerwall + GridCredits

Sydney home becomes ‘mini power station’ with solar + Powerwall + GridCredits

Australia’s first household to add a Tesla Powerwall can this week begin buying and selling electricity on the market, after the addition of a world-leading software program by Reposit Power.

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Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Australian solar PV installations hit the 5 gigawatt mark

Solar power in Australia has grown to 5 gigawatts and was the largest source of new power in the country in 2015. It now represents 9% of Australia’s total electricity generation capacity.