When even the local pub installs solar, you know that the great energy transition is here, and is unstoppable
When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.
A small historic school in central Victoria can look forward to some extra savings to re-invest in the school as 4kW solar system to be installed.
6 years ago, Pope Benedict XVI installed more than 1,000 solar panels on the Vatican’s audience hall, helping him earn him the sobriquet of the “Green Pope”. Pope Francis may just go one step further. He could tip the balance against fossil fuels, as the world’s wealthiest institution takes on the world’s most powerful industry.
From India’s ‘saffron revolution’ to SA’s day of 100% renewables, to energy storage and Tony Abbott’s cuddle with coal. It’s our most read stories of 2014.
SunPower says the new integrated solution will allow utilities “to access the benefits of rooftop solar and storage at significant scale.”
Brookfarm goes solar with east-west array that matches consumption. Food manufacturers are finding that rooftop solar fits in with production needs.
Operator of one of Australia’s biggest networks says solar, battery storage and micro grids means the business models of centralised generators and retailers will be made redundant. In other words, no long term future for Origin, AGL or EnergyAustralia. The future is local, and that is bad news for coal, gas and nuclear.