SunEdison To Purchase 100+ MWh Of Flow Batteries

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), has announced it intends purchasing up to 1,000 vanadium flow batteries to store solar-generated electricity generated by the company’s rural electrification and solar powered minigrid projects in India. The 100+ megawatt hours of batteries will be sourced from Imergy Power Systems, a leader in flow battery solutions. A flow battery is […]

CEC Tables Renewable Energy Target Compromise

The Clean Energy Council yesterday called on the Federal Government and Opposition to accept a proposed compromise target for large-scale renewable energy in Australia of 33,500 gigawatt-hours (GWh) by 2020. The CEC had been aiming for a higher target; but says it wishes to end the 12 months of political deadlock as it was now […]

Australian Renewable Energy Target Support Grows

A recent poll again confirms Australians want to protect the Renewable Energy Target – and that the Government’s Direct Action policy is generally viewed as a bit of a dud. The latest Essential Report (PDF) poll included the following: Q. The Renewable Energy Target scheme encourages investment in renewable energy by requiring electricity retail companies […]

The Flat-Pack, Solar Powered ‘Better Shelter’

The masters of flat-pack design, IKEA, have developed solar powered emergency accommodation for refugees. Launched at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD), the flat pack Better Shelter is a temporary structure designed for a service life of 3 years. It is assembled on site without requiring additional tools or equipment, […]

CUPV Directorate Chair Nominee – James Larratt

Four nominations have been received for the role of chair of the Clean Energy Council’s Commercial And Utility Scale PV Directorate. James Larratt, representing SunEdison – parent company of Energy Matters – is one of the nominees. The Commercial and Utility Scale Solar PV Directorate coordinates policy and advocacy to identify and explore challenges with […]

Bucks For Big Wind Turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a USD $1.8 million fund to support companies in the development of next-generation wind turbine blades more than 60 metres in length, research the DOE says is vital to unlocking over one million square-miles of wind energy across the USA. New maps of wind speeds from the U.S. […]

ABB Bringing More Solar To Myanmar

ABB is working to bring solar electricity to 10 communities in Myanmar, a country where demand for electricity greatly outpaces supply. According to the World Bank, more than 75 per cent of Myanmar’s 50 million people do not have access to electricity. ABB’s solar-powered rural electrification project in the country will directly positively impact the […]

Government ‘Not Serious’ On RET : Australian Solar Council

The Australian Solar Council has accused the Abbot Government of not being serious on reaching an agreement concerning the nation’s Renewable Energy Target. According to the Council’s CEO, John Grimes,  Ministers Macfarlane and Hunt met with selected industry representatives yesterday to table 32,000 gigawatt hours as their final offer – and that they would do […]

California’s Massive Built Environment Solar Potential

A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change has found a mix of rooftop and concentrated solar power installed within California’s towns and cities could meet the state’s energy demands five times over. A mandated target of 33 per cent renewable energy by 2020 has transformed California into America’s solar hotspot. While even […]

IMAGINE – Tathra Community Solar Farm Complete

The Tathra Community Solar Farm on the South Coast of New South Wales will be opening this week – and it’s a rather unique installation. Solar panels at the Tathra Sewerage Treatment Plant have been arranged to spell the word ‘IMAGINE’. The 30kW installation will generate approximately 34 megawatt hours of electricity annually and contribute […]