Less than two months after Ingenero’s collapse, Tag Pacific signs up to build 1.7MW solar PV array to power Rio Tinto mine in Weipa, Qld.
Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing announce plans to build a 2.9MW floating solar plant in in Hyogo Prefecture, west Japan.
The Warburton review may cause a brief boom in rooftop solar, but it will kill the prospect of large scale solar farms, and set the industry back a decade in Australia – the country that should be leading the world in solar energy.
Solar industry says proposed changes to RET could signal end of commercial scale solar market in Australia.
Yingli says policy uncertainty holding back Australian solar market, as demand in rest of the world – Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas – surges.
RET Review panel appointed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott calls for closure of the renewable energy target to new entrants as one of two options it is recommending to the government. It also wants small scale scheme closed or limited to installations of less than 10kW.
The rule maker for Australia’s energy markets is targeting households with air-con and solar as it tries to share around the cost of networks, and to recognise role of battery storage. But will these rules reward incumbent utilities, or recognise the future? And can they be done fast enough?