German utility giant E.ON to invest in airborne wind energy, an innovative type of wind energy based around offshore tethered drones.
Newly introduced rooftop solar and battery storage limits could send some households at least partially off-grid – potentially bringing forward the much discussed death spiral. Meanwhile, regulator warns system upgrades will require entire system to meet latest standards.
As part of meeting its commitment under the Paris Agreement, the European Union announced it will build no more coal plants after 2020.
Rooftop solar capacity in Queensland receiving state’s now defunct premium FiT of 44c/kWh has been overtaken by the total of rooftop solar receiving retail rate.
Reposit Power says home battery storage the key to Australia’s energy security puzzle, not grid-scale applications.
Mothballed Pelican Point power station fires up again after Origin agrees to sell it some gas and take its output, possibly giving opening to solar thermal.
AEMO’s new boss, Audrey Zibelman, outlines Australia’s energy future: Fast, smart, clean and cheap – with a focus on distributed generation, storage, and demand management. This represents a fundamental change in Australia’s energy management.
SAPN says price of rooftop solar and battery storage will fall to just 15c/kWh for households, less than half the cost of grid power.
WA utility plans to eliminate $250 million subsidy – which amounts to $5,000 a year for each customer – with a focus on solar, battery storage and micro-grids to dramatically reduce the need for fossil fuels such as gas and diesel.
Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.