China is expected to emerge as the world’s leading consumer of solar PV modules in 2014, as it switches focus from utility-scale to ‘distributed’ market.
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The Australian bank gives UK public-housing contractor as much as $197 million to fund $0 upfront solar installations across Britain. Will Australia follow?
Rooftop solar in Australia has broken through the 3GW level, with penetration rates at one-quarter of homes in SA. New study finds that rooftop PV provided 28% of electricity in the state, 9.4% of NEM-wide demand on ‘Solar Sunday’ in September.
The head of one of the world’s biggest solar research facilities says solar PV will cost just 2c/kWh by 2050. The challenge is to build enough manufacturing capacity to ensure that everyone can access that cheap source of electricity.
New forecasts estimate solar PV will be cost-competitive with retail power prices in nearly every market by 2017; annual installations will double by 2020.
From solar auctions, to PV project bids and ambitious large-scale government proposals, it’s been a big week for Big Solar around the world.
The German city of Freiburg has an Australian-born mayor and an ambitious plan for renewables and urban sustainability. Like most green initiatives in Germany, it has its origins in the hatred of nuclear, but its approach is fast becoming mainstream.
South Australia network operator reacts to threat of storage with rooftop solar by cancelling feed in tariffs – another attempt to protect conventional business models.
Germany’s largest power producer has decided to shift from large-scale coal and nuclear to lead the transition to decentralised renewable energy production.
Networks are facing the biggest challenge to their business model since poles and wires were first erected a century ago. It will need new concepts such as a ‘thin pipe’ model to control costs, retain customers and avoid having stranded assets. Otherwise, they will fall victim to solar ‘guerrillas’.
De Bortoli Wines to launch its 230kW PV generator and 200kW solar thermal pre-heater – the largest of their kind installed at any Australian winery to date.