A new report suggests that Australia could have 18GW of solar PV installed by 2022 – around one third of Australia’s electricity capacity. The principal barrier, however, will not be about cost or a lack of demand – it will be the ability to get connected.
Origin Energy considers writing off its $134m investment in Sliver PV technology, after closing US-based Transform Solar plant.
Amid solar trade turbulence, attempts were made to shore up renewables policy in Europe and further expansion plans in the emerging economies.
Australia’s energy market operator makes landmark report, suggesting rooftop solar PV could account for around 10 per cent of Australia’s energy needs by 2030. The implications for the energy industry, for the consumer, and the politics of the clean energy future could be profound.
As corporates begin to embrace the renewable energy opportunity on their own terms – as an issue of cost and security and a chance to develop lucrative new business models – the suggestion is emerging that it’s time to admit defeat on Green as a powerful marketing tool. Or does it still have a key role to play?
US solar outfit Semprius says its PV technology is so efficient it could make electricity cheaper than coal and gas within a few years.
Australia beats Germany in small solar PV sytems; Germany sets solar production record; differences over solar multiplier; utilities getting solar windfall; module prices to fall sharply again this year; Australia a key market for major players; Big Solar campaign arrives in Canberra; and arise, the self consumer!
A new survey reveals Australians want to see large-scale solar plants in Australia very soon. But what are our politicians doing to make it happen?
A new technology means that smart PV is a step closer to reality, but are the manufacturers up to the challenge?
The Queensland government to stick to Solar Dawn funding commitment after failing to find an exit clause.