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Category: Solar

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115MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for Dubbo region

115MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for Dubbo region

French renewable energy developer Neoen plans to build 5 utility scale solar PV plants near key demand centres in western NSW.

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Energy storage: The next big thing in solar

Energy storage: The next big thing in solar

A rush of new energy storage deals and product launches reminds us it is the next big thing – not least of all for solar.

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US solar now 59% cheaper than analysts predicted back in 2010

US solar now 59% cheaper than analysts predicted back in 2010

The surprise fall in solar costs means that the Obama administration’s ambitious “Sunshot” targets – to make solar cheaper than fossil fuels – are well within reach.

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Five NSW towns bid to be Australia's first zero net energy town

Five NSW towns bid to be Australia’s first zero net energy town

Five towns NSW’s New England region have bid to become Australia’s first zero net energy towns. Even Barnaby Joyce is a supporter.

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Australia's biggest rooftop solar array for former motor plant

Australia’s biggest rooftop solar array for former motor plant

SA govt seeks proposals to develop potential 3.6MW solar array for the huge, iconic rooftop of a repurposed car manufacturing plant south of Adelaide.

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Graph of the Day: Another record year for big solar ... but where is Australia?

Graph of the Day: Another record year for big solar … but where is Australia?

Led by US and China, global installed utility-scale solar has reached 30.3GW. Australia still lagging well behind.

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SunEdison signs 5GW solar deal with India's Rajasthan government

SunEdison signs 5GW solar deal with India’s Rajasthan government

US solar company to develop a host of 500 MW mega-solar projects in northwestern state of India as part of government’s clean energy plans.

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How Coalition proposes to kill $20 billion renewables industry

How Coalition proposes to kill $20 billion renewables industry

Only a handful of small solar projects have been committed this year, showing the impact of the Coalition’s war on renewables. Meanwhile, new research reveals the true impact of a “real” 20 per cent target as Coalition plays fast and loose with targets.

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Solar cheaper in India than imported Australian coal

Solar cheaper in India than imported Australian coal

Results of solar auction shows solar PV projects in India are cheaper than the electricity price needed to pay for imports of coal from Australia.

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Australia installs 1GW of rooftop solar since July 2013

Australia installs 1GW of rooftop solar since July 2013

The installation of rooftop solar jumped in the September quarter as Australian households and businesses reacted to uncertainty about the future of the renewable energy target.

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Solar train stations in Victoria save up to 30% on power

Solar train stations in Victoria save up to 30% on power

Five Victorian train stations built or upgraded for state government’s Regional Rail Link project use 100+ solar panels to provide power and hot water.