Silex says the mothballed plant to be permanently closed because it can no longer compete against cheap Chinese imports.
The ACT government has narrowed down the field for its groundbreaking solar auction. But it may choose to award more capacity than planned if it gets an overwhelming number of good offers.
Suntech, Trina Solar book bigger than expected Q1 losses; Goldman sets $40bn green investment target; why investors still don’t get sustainability.
Australian research hopes to drastically reduce the volume of solar thermal storage, and deliver a significant reduction in costs.
The largest barrier to solar power is not about technology, cost, efficiency or demand. So what’s keeping Australia’s energy policy stuck in a previous century?
Australia’s latest solar data; commercial PV accelerates; the anti-dumping fallout; gigawatt projects in Serbia and China; subsidy-free projects in Spain and Chile.
VCEC recommends “market” tariff for solar PV, but critical issue is access to the grid. VCEC has some brickbats for the utilities, but handballs remedies.
It’s time to drop the idea that solar energy is expensive. A new report says Solar PV is already cost competitive with fossil fuels, including in Australia, but metrics such as ‘grid parity’ have only served to mislead and confuse customers, politicians, and even the energy industry itself.
UNSW – after winning award for Pluto solar cell technology – says Australia has unique opportunity to capture huge R&D market in solar PV.
A leading US utility chief predicts that solar PV will have as big an impact on electricity grids as the mobile phone did on the fixed line telephone business. Throw in smart meters and electric vehicles, and there are big changes afoot.