Any old excuse will do; there’s trillions worth of fossils that haven’t been dug up yet; it’s time to think about risk management; Palmer and Minchin just love solar; and they want to save the developing world.
Research by a UNSW student has concluded that solar thermal energy storage could be the best option for a future moon colony.
Energy utilities are facing competitive threats all along the value chain. The most dramatic outcome for the consumer may be what happens inside the home as cable companies, home security firms and retailers jostle to offer a home energy management service.
The deployment of large-scale renewables in Australia remains at a virtual standstill. Ironically, unless it gets going soon, the market risks being caught short and unable to meet its incremental targets. So who will be blamed for penalty prices passed on to consumers – the retailers or government? More spinning wheels.
The solar firm’s new CEO wants to build an investment vehicle to address the market’s two major barriers: difficulty obtaining PPAs and cost of capital.
McKinsey report shows how solar PV reaches grid parity with fossil fuels by 2020, and explains what happened in the recent boom and solar bust.
A major new study finds that solar PV is cheaper than conventional alternatives in four out of five customer segments – and soon will be in the fifth. It’s a tipping point that could bring dramatic changes to the energy industry across the globe.
A new report from HSBC suggests wind is competitive with coal and gas in many markets, solar PV has reached retail parity in key economies, and will match conventional fuels on wholesale costs in the second half of the decade, when it will become a “mainstream energy source”. Good news for consumers, but problems for investors.
California-based Sungevity and Nickel Energy combine to offer solar leasing product in Australia that can deliver large rooftop solar systems at zero upfront cost.
The biofuel used in Qantas’ first sustainable flight came from used cooking oil from a fast-food chain in Kansas. So what are its Australian options?