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Category: Solar

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Graph of the Day: Why EV uptake could match solar PV

Graph of the Day: Why EV uptake could match solar PV

New IEA report reveals a striking resemblance between the path electric vehicle penetration is currently on, and the path solar PV has been charting.

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Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

The NEG seeks to obscure the most valuable information obtained from a market – the price of emissions. Needless complexity and cost arises.

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Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Rooftop PV systems can be adversely affected by things outside of a household’s control – and without their knowledge. But you needn’t be in the dark about it.

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Low income homes to be offered "no-cost" solar and batteries

Low income homes to be offered “no-cost” solar and batteries

A new solar and storage scheme aims to tackle the problem of “power poverty” in Australia head on, by offering low income households around Australia the option to install both solar and battery storage for no upfront cost.

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Image of the Day: "Sheila" the solar panel cleaner

Image of the Day: “Sheila” the solar panel cleaner

How do you solve a problem like dusty solar panels? Two SA entrepreneurs and a tractor company have created a solution.

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Retailers to pocket carbon credits from customers' rooftop solar

Retailers to pocket carbon credits from customers’ rooftop solar

Big retailers may be allowed to pocket carbon credits from rooftop solar systems paid for and installed by households.

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Victoria's biggest solar farm connected to grid – now for new Tesla battery

Victoria’s biggest solar farm connected to grid – now for new Tesla battery

Ganawarra solar farm connects to grid, with work to begin on a new Tesla big battery to commence within weeks.

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Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

Diesel-busting portable solar technology wins ARENA backing

ARENA awards $289,725 for Canberra company to design, manufacture and test its rapidly redeployable Container Roll Out Solar System.

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Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

New research by a group at UNSW shows that it is theoretically possible for Australia to move to a renewable energy future without blowing its share of the carbon budget.

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Europe’s electricity networks are underused and can cope with electric cars

Europe’s electricity networks are underused and can cope with electric cars

Electricity distribution networks in Europe run at well below their full potential, and could learn from AirBNB nd Uber to easily incorporate EVs.