After two disastrous years, investment in large scale renewable energy finally rebounded in Australia in 2016, and actually went against the global trend with a 50 per cent increase.
Zinc metals producer Sun Metals is to build a 100MW solar PV plant was part of plans to expand its refinery near Townsville, in northern Queensland, in what is a landmark development in the Australian renewable energy landscape.
AEMO report sets out pressing challenges facing Australian electricity networks in future, looks to past for solutions.
WA’s first co-located solar PV power plant has cleared its final hurdle to realisation and will begin construction next month.
Australia’s first “merchant” solar plant set to go ahead, after the 100MW WA project won local development approval.
If Western Power shares drop as distributed solar and storage leave grid assets stranded, mums and dads could be left footing the bill.
WA holiday town of Kalbarri set to trial $10m microgrid integrating distributed solar, 1.7MW wind farm, and 2MWh battery system.
Power Ledger is expanding trials of blockchain-based software to open up peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading behind the meter and across the network.
IEA points to wind and solar PV’s central role as increasingly “affordable solutions” in the fight against climate change and air pollution.
IEA says strong policy underpins lift in global outlook for renewable energy, but in Australia, lingering policy uncertainty makes it unsure about large scale investment.