British billionaire plans to build electric cars in Australia

A British billionaire industrialist is bidding to build electric cars in Australia, perhaps reviving the nation’s car industry in the process. Sanjeev Gupta looks set to bid for industrial assets at the former Holden manufacturing site in South Australia in a global auction. According to Reuters, SA treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has discussed with Mr Gupta […]

Record investment helps Australia meet 2020 Renewable Energy Target

Newly released figures show Australia is on track to meet the 2020 Renewable Energy Target (RET) due to record investment levels. Statistics revealed by the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) show Australia is primed to reach the major milestone ahead of schedule. A record level of investment in renewable energy during 2017 has boosted the nation’s […]

Energy wars resume as power demand peaks during heatwave

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has attacked South Australia for relying on Victorian energy as power demand peaks in summer’s scorching heat. Demand for east coast power in South Australia surged as the mercury soared last week, providing the Minister with an opportunity to reignite the nation’s energy wars. Mr Frydenberg himself was grilled by Radio […]

Getting off the grid with microgrids

With ever increasing prices and the threat of summer blackouts, more and more Australians are looking for alternative ways to get their energy. And many are turning to peer to peer microgrids. Microgrids help households go off grid and benefit from reduced bills and p2p trading with their neighbours. They are also an advantage if you […]

Aussies turn to renewables to cut business power bills

The rising price of electricity is not only affecting households. Manufacturers are also looking for ways to cut business power bills. One example is precision tool manufacturer ANCA, based in the outer Melbourne Bayside area. It’s an international company, employing 1,000 staff globally and turning over $180 million last year. Co-founder Pat Boland had an […]

Solar panel installation by Australians in 2017 in record numbers

The rising cost of domestic electricity led to record numbers of solar panel installation by Australians installing solar panel systems. According to a Bloomberg report, the Clean Energy Regulator estimates 1.05 GW of solar capacity was installed in Australia in 2017. This puts solar panel installation at record levels and not expected to slow down […]

Hydrogen-powered vehicle launched by Hyundai

This week Hyundai unveiled its latest hydrogen-powered vehicle: the Nexo SUV. With an 800 kilometre range, the car takes just five minutes to refill. Hydrogen fuel cells are now attracting the attention of car makers, which means there’s more than one way of using solar energy for fuel. Electric vehicles are just beginning to take […]

Women in renewables leading the way in the clean and solar energy industry

Women in renewables are smashing the clean energy industry glass ceiling, with increasing numbers of females reaching senior ranks. In addition, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) has introduced an e-mentoring program designed to help women advance in their renewables careers. This CEC Women in Renewables project identifies senior women and men who are keen to mentor […]