More Solar Panels For Sydney Markets

This morning will see the official unveiling by NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts of one of Australia’s largest car park solar canopies; installed at Flemington’s Sydney Markets. The 640kW solar array is part of a $14 million car park extension, providing an additional 350 parking spaces in the multi-level car park and a new 4.5 […]

Western Australia’s Election – What Now For Renewable Energy?

With WA Labor sweeping to power and Mark McGowan to be the state’s new Premier, what do the next few years hold for new solar power and other renewable energy initiatives in Western Australia? It doesn’t look like a great deal initially; although as part of its election commitments WA Labor has promised $30 million […]

Solar For Public Housing Trial In Queensland

A trial in Queensland will see a total of three to six megawatts of solar panels installed on 2,000 to 4,000 government-owned detached houses and buildings. Many public housing tenants across Australia could benefit from the electricity cost savings provided by solar, but are unable to take advantage of the technology. Even with the issue […]

South Australia’s Passion For Solar Energy Continues

Advocacy group Solar Citizens says small-scale solar installations in SA jumped 17.65 per cent from October – December compared to January – September last year. The period followed the aftermath of the statewide blackout in September. While correlation doesn’t necessarily mean causation, it’s obvious South Australians think solar energy is heaps good*. “With solar and […]

Study : Renewables + Storage Cheapest Reliable Energy For Australia

Australia’s energy trilemma – affordable and reliable electricity supply that meets climate agreement obligations – can be solved most economically through renewable energy plus storage. Energy and carbon advisory firm RepuTex says renewables are now the cheapest source of reliable electricity generation in Australia, due to the plummeting costs of storage and the rapidly increasing […]

2016 A Banner Year For REC

REC broke a number of company records in Q4 last year and for the entire year of 2016 according to its latest Solar Market Insight report. The company states it saw a 9% increase in  annual panel shipments globally compared to its best year (2015), with more than 1.26 GW of solar modules shipped. The […]

U.S. Energy Storage Doubled In 2016

Rollout of energy storage in the USA doubled last year (in megawatt-hours), driven by the utility-scale market – and 2017 is expected to be another solid year. GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association’s U.S Energy Storage Monitor 2016 Year in Review states 336 megawatt-hours of storage was deployed in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours commissioned […]

Remote Community Solar Rollout Starts In The NT

The first of dozens of solar power systems to be installed for remote Northern Territory communities was commissioned on Monday. Maningrida is the first of 30 communities to have a significant solar installation up and running through the Federal and NT Government’s $55 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP). The NT Government has kicked in […]

Massive Jump In Wind Power Output In Scotland

Latest data for the month of February has shown Scottish wind power took a massive leap forward compared to the same time last year. February saw the region’s wind turbines producing 1,331,420MWh of electricity, enough to supply the needs of 162 percent of Scottish households (3.9 million homes). The figures, provided by WeatherEnergyUK and analysed […]

Connected Smart Home Technology Survey Results

Connected smart home solutions such as energy management and security systems are still in the early adopter phase according to a survey carried out by Gartner, Inc. The survey of close to 10,000 respondents in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia by Gartner during the second half of last year indicated approximately 10 percent of […]