Tesla CTO says Nevada gigafactory will be zero net energy, with the entire roof and nearby hillsides covered in solar PV – and no gas supply at all.
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Queensland is leading Australia in rooftop solar. So it’s probably fitting that it should also host the largest solar research project.
Australia’s grid operator is modelling transmission network needs to cope with a scenario where virtually every home has rooftop solar, nearly half have battery storage, and one in five households has an electric vehicle. It’s bad news for coal and peaking gas plants.
Trina Solar announces first multi c-Si solar PV cell with an efficiency of over 21%.
Solar auctions across three continents are beating records – for both solar PV and for solar tower plus storage technology. Solar is now side-lining fossil fuels, and causing energy policy makers and utilities to have a major re-think about their technology choices.
Renewable energy is set to cover around 33% of Germany’s gross energy demands this year, or 193 billion kWh. PV and wind are the main contributors.
New international players attracted to Australia by tenders for large-scale solar, with Queensland, WA and NSW markets attracting most interest.
WA regulator says it’s not at fault for so-called battery storage and EV ban in local households, and there is nothing preventing state-owned utilities from approving them.
Chile energy auction sees wind and solar sweep aside fossil fuel alternatives, including a $97/MWh bid for “overnight” solar, meaning storage included.
Queensland planning minister approves 130MW solar farm, cutting short appeal against what could be Australia’s biggest solar development, in cane sugar country.