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Category: Renewables

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US solar parity: It's coming faster than we thought

US solar parity: It’s coming faster than we thought

In 2015, America’s 6 largest metropolitan areas are already at solar parity, representing 30m+ people. By 2021, the same could apply to 150 million people.

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77% Australians support big solar – but renewables knowledge gap remains

77% Australians support big solar – but renewables knowledge gap remains

Survey finds clear majority supports big solar development in Australia, but around 25% still had worrying gap in knowledge about reliability of renewables to supply electricity.

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Coal companies told to get used to wind and solar

Coal companies told to get used to wind and solar

Coal and renewable energy executives at climate conference in Paris clash over future energy mix as value of storage brought to the fore.

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FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV is seeking a PPA with Queensland electricity retailers ahead of plans to build a solar PV farm of up to 150MW in Clare, south of Townsville.

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How the states can dodge Canberra's renewables roadblock

How the states can dodge Canberra’s renewables roadblock

Hybrid policy mechanisms like contracts-for-difference could help the states provide cost-effective renewables support beyond the federal RET.

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World's oldest operating wind turbine turning 40

World’s oldest operating wind turbine turning 40

On May 30, the world’s oldest operating wind turbine will turn 40 years old.

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An Alaskan island goes 100% renewable

An Alaskan island goes 100% renewable

Kodiak Island, the second-largest island in the United States – are now 99.7 percent renewably powered by wind and hydro.

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GE launches digital wind farm to make renewables more efficient

GE launches digital wind farm to make renewables more efficient

GE launches “a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind energy ecosystem” intended to boost a wind farm’s energy production by 20%.

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Australia's largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

Australia’s largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

SolarShare is seeking approval from ACT govt to build a 1MW community-owned solar farm in Canberra’s Maruja Valley, alongside a commercial PV plant.

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Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.

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Graph of the Day: How utilities see themselves in 2030

Graph of the Day: How utilities see themselves in 2030

PwC survey finds that utilities are finally waking up to the threat of changed energy business models.