Trump says solar is expensive and has 30-year payback time: “All I’m going to do is free up the coal,” he said in first major energy speech.
Community solar is being proposed as a bridge to a more comprehensive value-based pricing system for distributed generation.
With the state of PV market, installers can find it more difficult to stay profitable. Inverter selection can be key to this process..
Memo Malcolm Turnbull: IRENA report says renewables jobs grew 5% in 2015 to 8.1 million, while rest of the energy sector contracted. Solar PV jobs alone grew by 11%.
Queensland pricing regulator raises regional solar tariff to 7.4c/kWh in reaction to high gas prices – still fails to factor in value of solar.
Climate Council’s latest data on household solar uptake suggests rooftop PV could soon be as “common as insulation” in some parts of Australia, with more than a dozen suburbs now recording penetration above 50 per cent.
Prestigious Washington think tank’s analysis shows broad consensus that net metering is benefiting utility customers who do not employ solar PV.
Adani identifies four major large scale solar projects it says it wants to develop in Australia. It still wants to proceed with Carmichael coal mine, but analysts say solar is better financial deal than coal.