Australia’s National Energy Market is hamstrung by an out-dated, ‘dumb’ grid, and must be updated to face the realities of low carbon, low marginal cost energy generation.
Greens unveil plan for a 90 per cent renewable energy target – by 2030. Leader Richard di Natale says major parties have locked the country into industries of the last century, supporting coal and vested interests.
Hawaii is a solar hot spot – and fitting test-bed for DoE research to stretch limits of rooftop PV penetration on island grids.
New tariff will pay less for solar, but open the grid to more customer-owned PV.
A small German town in southern Bavaria is participating in an interesting experiment proving that a high-renewables future is viable.
A major obstacle to Germany’s going “green” has been the necessity of using conventional power plants to back up intermittent renewable energy sources.
California utilities and regulators embrace challenge of integrating solar and storage into the grid – and why it can’t wait.
California has a very large energy storage market, at least on paper. Which projects will make the cut?
Google is developing secret power grid plan based around energy software and hardware, and led by clean-tech guru Arun Majumdar.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, different states are following different paths to community energy resiliency.