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.
Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.
The governing body for our energy market, the Australian Energy Market Commission, has just missed a major opportunity to modernise our electricity networks.
Batteries were the runaway winner last week as the UK published the results of its contest to provide power that can be dispatched quickly.
SA family installs state’s first Fronius battery system, adding 6kWh storage to 10kW rooftop solar, with help from Adelaide City Council grant.
Solar and storage installations on Australian apartment blocks make up one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors in our cities. So why aren’t we hearing more about them?
A recent Accenture survey has asked Millennials – Australia’s second-largest cohort after Gen X – what they want from their energy providers. The answers are a clarion call to those utilities and retailers who still believe business-as-usual will do.
There are synergies between EVs and solar, so the basic concept of merging Tesla and SolarCity seems sound. The biggest risk is that somebody else might execute it better.