Tesla says new “megapack” battery unit will allow deployment of “gigawatt” scale storage in a matter of months – cheaper, cleaner and quicker than gas generators.
NSW poised to overtake South Australia in wind and solar output volume, and to fill in gap created by Liddell.
NT government throws its backing behind world-leading 10GW solar proposal, and gives it “major project status”.
Analyst says federal election critical to fate of large scale solar industry in Australia, and raises prospects of carbon credits playing a role in funding.
A new super-group of seasoned global warming deniers and ex mining chiefs has formed to lobby for Australia’s withdrawal from Paris accord.
Victoria Coalition proposes support for brown coal generators and a tender for new “24/7” power source. But the numbers don’t make sense.
ARENA says Australia utility-scale solar prices has plunged to “somewhere in the $50s” today, while BNEF says China module surplus could lower prices further in Australia by end of the year.
Energy market rule-maker reinstates long dated emergency reserve, just months after it had dumped it.
AEMO reports detail how Tesla big battery helped keep the lights on last summer, smashed prices in specialised markets, and made money for itself from price arbitrage.
Mackay Council awards tender to install solar PV on 21 local government facilities, saving nearly 10 times its outlay over 20 years. But the bid price stuns rivals.