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Category: Solar

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Abbott’s systematic destruction of solar support in Australia continues

Abbott’s systematic destruction of solar support in Australia continues

The solar schools and towns program appear to be latest victims of Abbott’s systematic destruction of Australia’s solar opportunity.

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Macquarie obtains electricity retail licence as solar business builds

Macquarie obtains electricity retail licence as solar business builds

Macquarie gains electricity retail licence as it rolls out solar leasing business. Other firms, including Sungevity, are also applying – at least for exemptions.

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Germany moves to contain costs, maintain renewables growth

Germany moves to contain costs, maintain renewables growth

Germany moves to contain costs of energiewende, as Spain also considers revisions to its renewables support system.

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Graph of the Day: World solar capacity up 35% in 2013

Graph of the Day: World solar capacity up 35% in 2013

With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW.

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Are we halfway to market dominance for solar?

Are we halfway to market dominance for solar?

Solar is now around 1 percent of global electricity generation. But that might mean we’re further along than you’d think.

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Mixed Greens: Home-grown solar thermal pilot launched

Mixed Greens: Home-grown solar thermal pilot launched

Solar thermal demo plant launched at a Newcastle pool; rooftop solar booming in Vic mortgage belt; two clean energy companies head down under.

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Bernstein: Four scary choices for utilities in face of solar onslaught

Bernstein: Four scary choices for utilities in face of solar onslaught

Can generators live off two hours of demand a day? And what if utilities actually tried to slow down the rollout of rooftop solar? If these are questions energy utilities are asking themselves in the current market environment, they may not like investment bank Bernstein’s answers.

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Solar plane size of 747 to make first fuel-free round world trip

Solar plane size of 747 to make first fuel-free round world trip

New version unveiled of Solar Impulse, the 747-sized solar plane to make the first round-the-world fuel-free flight.

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Solar industry launches Solar Facts site to counter renewable myths

Solar industry launches Solar Facts site to counter renewable myths

As households invest another $1.7 billion in rooftop PV, the solar industry launches Solar Facts site to counter myths about renewable energy.

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Tathra council seals deal for largest community solar farm

Tathra council seals deal for largest community solar farm

NSW council to install 50kW solar array to help power sewage plant, partly funded by contributions from local community.

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McKinsey: Solar PV is disruptive and world-changing

McKinsey: Solar PV is disruptive and world-changing

The future for solar power is looking bright, disruptively bright, according to a new analysis from McKinsey.