Solar power capacity has reached 6GW in Australia, but it is just the start – with numbers expected to double by 2020 and rise ten fold by 2040 as solar becomes the dominant provider of electricity in Australia – and potentially an export fuel as well.
UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”
New paper looks at the barriers to deploying multiple terawatts of solar PV and what can be done to overcome them.
SolarQ – comprising fossil fuel industry veterans – plans huge solar farm and battery storage in Queensland in yet another sign that the industry is looking to new technologies to solve old problems. The solar and storage will effectively replace gas peaking plant and deal with massive “flex” in local demand.
As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?
Competitive auctions are causing developers to drop their expectations for government subsidies for off-shore wind projects.
By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants
As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.
What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?
Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.