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Tag: "solar PV"

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Can the rooftop solar boom keep going?

Can the rooftop solar boom keep going?

One-third through 2018 and we’ve chalked up 100MW+ new rooftop solar every single month. But how long can the solar boom last?

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Solar shines in global shift to renewables

Solar shines in global shift to renewables

IEEFA report shows solar taking an increasingly prominent role in driving the ongoing transformation of global electricity generation.

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California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California mandates solar PV on all new residential buildings

California Energy Commission has, as predicted, mandated rooftop solar PV installations on all new residential buildings from 2020.

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Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Queensland Somerset Regional Council receives application for 1.5GW solar PV farm, with two substations and provision for battery storage.

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Water from thin air, powered by the sun: US tech to be trialled in Australia

Water from thin air, powered by the sun: US tech to be trialled in Australia

US technology that can harvest drinking water from the air using solar power to be trialled around Australia, with backing from ARENA.

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Graph of the Day: Why EV uptake could match solar PV

Graph of the Day: Why EV uptake could match solar PV

New IEA report reveals a striking resemblance between the path electric vehicle penetration is currently on, and the path solar PV has been charting.

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5 impacts of living with solar + storage in an apartment

5 impacts of living with solar + storage in an apartment

It’s been over a year since we “flicked the switch” at Stucco. Has it lived up to our dreams of slashed bills and grid dependence?

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Solar PV and wind on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Solar PV and wind on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Solar PV and wind power are rapidly getting cheaper and more abundant – so much so that they are on track to entirely supplant fossil fuels worldwide within two decades.

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Sydney Markets takes rooftop solar to massive 3MW – maybe more to come

Sydney Markets takes rooftop solar to massive 3MW – maybe more to come

Sydney Markets adds another 2.2MW PV array to take total rooftop solar capacity to more than 3MW, says there’s room to go bigger.

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Tesla battery + solar now "significantly cheaper" than grid power

Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

Demand tariffs are controversial, but if properly done they could work for everyone. We just need the network owners to do the right thing.