SolarCity teams up with EV maker Tesla. Can it do for energy storage what it has done for solar power?
CBD Energy completes first UK solar project financed by green bonds, seeks buyer for Taralga wind project in Australia.
Don’t laugh, that’s the serious scenario painted by the CSIRO in its future grid forum, and it may be incredibly conservative. One thing we do know is that the future won’t look like the past, and up to half the country’s electricity will be produced on-site. And electricity won’t be any more expensive than it is now.
The Australian bank gives UK public-housing contractor as much as $197 million to fund $0 upfront solar installations across Britain. Will Australia follow?
New data shows solar systems are becoming more efficient, and increasing the amount fed back into the grid. And demand for new systems remains solid.
Rooftop solar in Australia has broken through the 3GW level, with penetration rates at one-quarter of homes in SA. New study finds that rooftop PV provided 28% of electricity in the state, 9.4% of NEM-wide demand on ‘Solar Sunday’ in September.
US-based solar thermal developer opens an office in Perth as it targets Australia’s mining industry for its new solar storage technology.
AGL says construction of its 102MW Nyngan PV plant – the largest such plant in the Southern Hemisphere – will begin in January 2014.
The head of one of the world’s biggest solar research facilities says solar PV will cost just 2c/kWh by 2050. The challenge is to build enough manufacturing capacity to ensure that everyone can access that cheap source of electricity.
The spin machine of the Abbott government has turned its attention to Australia’s electricity prices, posting a new ‘facts’ document that is selective at best. It looks like something straight out of central control, and the centralised business model.