CEFC commits $100 million to Origin Energy to help utility giant expand its offerings of rooftop solar and battery storage to consumers.
The flight of Solar Impulse is a tale of sheer inspiration and daring in the clean energy space; why solar households smarter and more mobile than normal energy consumers; and a hollow “victory” for US coal on mercury emissions.
France’s tender for 25 -50 MW of solar+storage projects on France’s islands and island territories will result in a market of around €100 million.
Tony Abbott excels in talking against things – such as carbon prices and wind energy – but can he talk up the solar industry. To do so, he will need the help of an institution he has vowed to dismantle. Meanwhile, the wind industry will have to deal with a commissioner for anecdotes.
Fixed charges to households surge, and may cost small business two-thirds of bill, as government-owned utilities move against solar, efficiency.
AEMO says rooftop solar capacity to grow to as much as 25GW, overtaking coal capacity in next decade as big generators close and household and businesses invest billions in local generation.
Renewables Global Status report says 2014 a record breaking year, where growing number of national and state renewable energy support policies drove the addition of around 135GW of new capacity. No thanks to Australia.