Research team refines “upconversion” techniques which they describe as a “turbo for solar cells”, and will lift efficiency and slash costs.
In an interview shortly after the launch of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the chair of the experts panel discusses the investment mandate, the potential to leverage $50 billion in private investment, the risk of failures, and opposition to the concept.
The long-awaited review of the CEFC – seen as one of the most critical elements of the Clean Energy Future package by large parts of the clean energy industry – is done and dusted. Here are 10 things you should know about the findings of the expert panel.
The Broadbent review into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation recommends a flexible approach to financing. Sees more loans rather than equity investment, flexibility on the targets of the two key investment streams, and suggests that generation projects qualify for inclusion in the RET.
Battery storage developer announces big restructure, and a new CEO, and is seeking a strategic partner after reassessing its growth plans.
The ACT government said response to first solar auction has been overwhelming, with a variety of technologies proposed.
Christine Milne on an economic vision that goes beyond the mining boom, and on why progressive business needs to stand up to likes of ACCI, the BCA and the IAG; her fears that the investment mandate for the Clean Energy Finance Corp may be too conservative, and the fate of this and other key legislation.
German nuclear giants finally embrace solar; Europe opts for super grids, while India punts for no grid at all; NSW leads Conservative fight-back against energy aliens; the great big subsidy battle; the coal industry seeks sympathy by comparing itself to a mass murderer; and a magic paint to protect against smart meter syndrome.
A CSIRO-led project is exploring how solar-powered air conditioners could help network operators “firm” demand and defray costly network upgrades.
NSW calls for RET to be axed, even after IPART says it is making zero contribution to latest recommended price increases.