Likely passage of US solar tax credit extension sends solar stocks soaring, as analysts predict game-changing growth that’s likely to take battery storage with it.
India has had $100 billion in renewables investments so far this year.
PV has reached the point of commoditizing high efficiency modules and the ripple effect on system level costs has profound implications.
Storage advocates use net-metering models to calculate a potential tariff for solar-plus-storage.
A fly-wheel based energy storage system designed by ABB in Darwin, and successfully used to smooth solar supply in remote WA, will be used to smooth wind generation on a Kenya hybrid microgrid.
Chile’s is going big on solar and wind, and could reap huge benefits from 100% renewables – particularly their mining industry. Meanwhile, in Australia…
Australia’s largest solar PV farm with sun tracking technology, the 4.1MW Uterne project, is complete, giving Alice Springs one of highest solar penetration levels in country.
Phenomenal sunshine and favourable policies take SunPower to Chile, where the US company plans to develop 1GW of PV farms in 5 years.
Ergon Energy teams with SunPower and Sunverge Energy to offer solar plus battery storage for households. It will cut households bills and allow retailers and networks to use “virtual power plants” of pooled household storage, to hedge against rising fuel costs and grid upgrades.
New figures from GTM Research have revealed that, of the 1.2 gigawatts of residential solar installed in the US in 2014, 72% was third-party owned.