More than 8 in 10 South Australians want solar farm investment

More than 8 in 10 South Australians want increased SA solar farm investment, a survey shows. And 64 per cent say solar panel installation should be compulsory on newly constructed homes. The pro-solar vote was subsequently revealed in the annual Sunday Mail Your Say SA survey. More than 4,000 people took part in the study. […]

NSW Far South Coast could become a renewable energy superpower

NSW Far South Coast clean energy industry could make it a state renewable energy superpower. That’s according to a new report from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW. The Repowering our Regions report found the region could also help replace the state’s five coal-burning power stations with clean energy by 2030. The report found adopting […]

Electricity price rises in 2018 prompt Australian solar power boom

A new report shows a solar energy boom as electricity price rises start to bite. The electricity price hikes are driving a boom in rooftop solar with installations at their second highest levels. In this article, Energy Matters looks into why this is happening.  What is the outlook for households and small businesses? And what […]

NEXTracker energy storage: new solutions announced

NEXTracker has released NEXTracker Energy Storage Solutions, a new portfolio of products that includes NX Drive and NX Flow. Owned by Energy Matters’ parent company Flex, NEXTracker’s products include solar tracking and energy storage innovations. Its energy storage portfolio provides customers with configurable and intelligent solutions for new and retrofitted power plants and stand-alone applications. […]

Sound advice for solar panel buyers in new report

A regional legal advocacy centre in Victoria has issued a report to help improve customer confidence around unsolicited sales. The report, Knock it off! Door-to-door sales and consumers in Victoria, among other industries, it lists 16 solar companies involved in consumer complaints. Prepared by the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre in Bendigo, it has sound […]

World’s largest lithium battery a big win for South Australia: CEC

The world’s largest lithium battery came about through the successful partnership of two Clean Energy Council (CEC) members. And it’s been a big win for the local community in South Australia according to the CEC, the peak industry body for Australia’s clean energy sector. Neoen and Tesla worked together to produce the largest lithium-ion battery […]

Chinese bank knocks back Adani Carmichael mine finance

A major Chinese bank has knocked back funding for the controversial Carmichael coal mine project. In a statement, the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) insists it has no intention of backing Adani’s proposed coal mine in Queensland. Instead, the bank makes it clear that renewable energy funding is its top priority. ICBC points […]

ACT households offered $1/kWh for solar under virtual battery trial

A new trial has seen Canberra households earn $1.00 per kilowatt-hour for selling solar power back to the grid. The offer to homes with solar and storage systems is part of a large virtual battery trial by ActewAGL Distribution and Reposit Power. Under the program, households equipped with Reposit solar and smart-battery technology received a […]