Texas blackouts have lessons for Australia. As climate impacts grow, new market reforms are introduced, and more battery storage comes into the grid.
Ausgrid says one-fifth of the NSW storage target could be met with community batteries located in streets in suburbs.
Problems at a major solar farm in Queensland raises the “cowboy” issue again, and why are new homes being built with roofing too weak to host solar panels.
Can AGL survive the rapid energy transition? What AEMO’s new CEO means for Australia’s grid; and more big batteries.
Gina Rinehart is going solar, so is a BHP nickel refinery, and most of the rest of Australia. But there is still the question of standards.
Battery storage and other technologies are likely to take on all the system services once delivered by fossil fuel generators. Stephen Sproul from Hitachi ABB explains how.
The uptake of rooftop solar has defied the expectations of energy utilities, but networks now see it and battery storage as the key to their future. Ausnet’s Alistair Parker explains why.
A new conservative think tank proposes an orderly and faster closure plan for coal generators. Can conservatives really get on board the energy transition?
In a world of ageing coal clunkers and big dreams of renewable energy exports, we speak to Josh Gabbatiss from Carbon Brief about the potential for green hydrogen.
In the last episode of the year, we take a look at the biggest solar stories of 2020.