Former head of largest utility in US says solar, not coal, key to bringing electricity to Asia and Africa, and fossil fuel grids in western countries not sustainable.
West Australia energy minister says the future is in solar, noting that it is cheap, democratic, and was likely to displace the state’s ageing coal generators. And this man used to head the IPA!
Eureka Prize awarded to SA researchers for cheap, effective salt-based energy storage solution, designed to boost uptake of renewables.
The value of distributed solar depends on assumptions on benefits and costs. Just don’t forget the benefits.
Redflow says it has cut costs of its zinc bromide flow batteries by 50%, will have ‘plug n play’ storage for homes by early 2016.
While utilities in US continue to imply that large-scale solar projects are more economical than small ones, the data is telling another story.
2nd round of auctions for PVs apparently produced the lowest bids in history worldwide – so low that they could not be built. Bidders are gaming the system.