Bulldogs coach Des Hasler sign up a solar sponsorship: “Its all about electricity and energy costs.”
Technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett has a Tesla. Now he wants to take his Adelaide tech business off-grid, with the help of solar and Redflow energy storage.
Clean energy’s gains in technology and price offer hope and normalcy to those caught in strife and disaster, especially the world’s 50 million refugees.
Australia’s biggest two utilities have decided they want to own the rooftop solar on homes and business, and maybe the storage and EVs too. RE interviews the executives behind the strategies, and their attempts to switch from a centralised model to a distributed future.
Tech giant Google announces sizeable increase in solar energy commitment, dwarfing previous $280 million investment in SolarCity.
AGL Energy to offer battery storage to customers before the end of the year, and predicts “mass market” for storage by early 2020s.
Report says 60% integration of renewable energy in European distribution grids feasible by 2030 given infrastructure and regulatory support.
Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to “boycott” renewable energy, but suggests corporate Australia may fill the gap if retailers don’t contract new wind and solar farms. Meanwhile, the market turns positive on renewables, even if the government is still stalling on the RET, while Infigen turns focus to the US solar market.
SunPower says move by big corporates into rooftop and utility scale solar arrays means solar technology now part of mainstream.