A new report from the Grattan Institute highlights the need for increased government support for clean energy in Australia. It says a carbon price alone will not suffice, regulatory changes are needed and fossil fuel subsidies should be removed. But it hedges its bets on which technologies will provide the solution, and at what cost.
You may be able to create your own solar “goo” from plant matter and apply it to metal or glass.
Australia has AAA bonds and a yearning for solar energy. We could combine the two to produce community solar.
The merit order effect of wind and solar is not just eating into the earnings of established generators. A new study shows that the cost of feed in tariffs could be more than offset by reductions in wholesale energy costs. Far from being a burden on consumers, it could deliver savings for all.
Germany could increase its solar capacity 5-fold, without subsidies. It would redefine the cost of abatement of green incentives.
US solar PV developer claims a world record for module efficiency, and a “game-changer” for the solar PV market.
There’s a lot at stake for both new and existing energy technologies in the structure of the Clean Energy Finance Corp, and even if it is actually deployed. Little wonder that the submissions range from the case for fast-track emerging technologies to the case for keeping them in the lab. The debate promises to be loud, and not very clear.
From smart grids, to solar energy and wind farms, China is building a dominant position. The world takes note.
New analysis from SolarBuzz reveals the Asia solar market is booming – with the notable exception of Australia.
DoE report notes oceans could provide one third of US energy; Spain and the UK wrestle with solar tariffs.