SunPower says battery storage already economic for some sectors of market, particularly for commercial users who cannot afford outages.
Leading solar companies are moving beyond PV and into battery storage and home energy management. Is the mass market ready?
The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.
New data shows major global infrastructure funds rushing to invest in portfolios of PV power stations, to catch the big solar wave.
The big question for global energy markets will be how quickly battery storage costs can fall. Will they match the cost reductions of solar PV? Australian-backed battery technology technology group Sunverge says they will, up to three times faster.
Solar-powered aircraft finally began its circumnavigation of the globe on Monday morning, taking off from Abu Dhabi with Andre Borschberg at the controls.
Australia’s biggest two utilities have decided they want to own the rooftop solar on homes and business, and maybe the storage and EVs too. RE interviews the executives behind the strategies, and their attempts to switch from a centralised model to a distributed future.
SunPower says move by big corporates into rooftop and utility scale solar arrays means solar technology now part of mainstream.
US solar giants latest to tap growing ‘yieldco’ market, in talks to form joint listed equity vehicle to sell solar generation under long-term contracts.
Origin has hired a former Greenpeace energy activist to head its new solar mass market division. This comes as Australia’s biggest utilities prepare to use their financial strength to muscle their way back into rooftop solar and the nascent battery storage market.