Europe’s Largest Solar Farm Opened

A 300 megawatt solar farm south of Bordeaux in France will deliver clean electricity at a price far cheaper than new nuclear power stations. Producing more than 350 gigawatt-hours annually; Neoen’s massive solar project will generate electricity the equivalent of the entire power consumption of  the population of Bordeaux. The facility is more than double […]

Germany’s Energy Storage Subsidies To Continue

A decision to end subsidies for home battery systems in Germany appears to have been reversed. The subsidies, which have helped finance the installation more than 15,000 residential energy storage systems in the country, were to be axed at the end of this year. The program provides up to €660 (around AUD$960 at current exchange […]

Anger Over Proposed “Solar Tax” in Western Australia

A proposal from Synergy’s chairman to charge solar households in Western Australia an extra fee has met with  a strong reaction – and could also meet with the same fate similar ploys have experienced elsewhere in Australia. The proposal isn’t just targeting those with solar panels – it also seeks to penalise those who consume […]

120 GWh Melbourne Renewable Energy Project Announced

A City of Melbourne-led initiative will see some of the city’s best known businesses and organisations support the development of a new renewable energy based power generation facility. The consortium aims to purchase 120GWh of electricity  – enough to power more than 31,000 households and avoid 151,200 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. The construction […]

International Solar Alliance Announced At COP21

The creation of a global solar partnership comprising more than 120 countries, including Australia, was announced today at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21). India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, and French president François Hollande announced the initiative, which will be hosted at India’s National Institute of Solar Energy for five years. The program will collaborate […]

Solar Panels For Housing Trust Homes In Adelaide

Solar panels will be installed on up to 400 Housing Trust homes in Adelaide and the metropolitan area under a new state government initiative. Installation of solar power systems will occur on 200 new homes under construction in the suburbs and another 200 in the CBD. The pilot is a Renewal SA project and if […]

782 Richest Could Power Half The World With Renewable Energy

The wealth of the 782 richest people on the planet could power Africa, Latin America and most of Asia with 100% renewable energy by 2030 says a recent report. Friends of the Earth International’s ‘An Energy Revolution Is Possible’ states USD $5,148 billion of extra investment would be needed to generate half the world’s electricity […]

Underwater Energy Storage – Hydrostor

The world’s first underwater compressed air energy storage system is up and running and is claimed to be one of the cheapest forms of energy storage available. Located in Toronto Island, Canada; the system’s underwater air storage component is located 2.5km off the shore of Lake Ontario – one of the five Great Lakes of […]

Victoria’s 100MW Renewables Process Launches

On Friday, the Victorian Government launched a process to procure renewable energy certificates from new projects in the state, which it says will stimulate around $200 million of new investment in Victoria. Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio said the projects; which would occur as part of the  Labor Government’s Renewable Energy Roadmap initiative, […]

South Australia Praised For Net Zero Emissions Commitment

The South Australian government had been congratulated for its commitment to adopting a target of zero net emissions (carbon neutrality) by 2050. Announced on Wednesday, Premier Jay Weatherill said the State Government will adopt recommendations in a report publicly released on the same day by the Low Carbon Economy Expert Panel. “As we head towards […]