Battery-backed solar installations will break records in 2019: Greentech Media

Greentech Media has held its fifth annual Energy Storage Summit in San Francisco, and made big renewable energy predictions for 2019.  One was that battery-backed solar installations will break records in 2019. The summit brings together innovators, storage experts, financiers and other industry professionals for presentations, discussions and networking. At the opening presentation, industry leader […]

80% of voters want a renewable future for Xmas says NSW MP

Federal MP for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly says 80 per cent of voters in his electorate put a “renewable future” on their Christmas wish list. As the Labor member for the NSW South Coast electorate, Kelly says the Coalition is “completely paralysed” on energy policy. Liberal candidate Dr Fiona Kotvojs also confirmed voters are most concerned about […]

Energy market chief wants control over WA home solar panels

The national energy regulator wants to stabilise Western Australia’s electricity grid by controlling the state’s home solar panel output. One in four homes in Western Australia now has a rooftop solar installation. As a result, solar energy is flooding the grid and even causing over-supply at times, particularly during the day. In the case of household solar, […]

Renewable energy investment hits record $20 billion in 2018

Australia’s booming renewable and storage industry has blown away previous records, with new data showing investment in the renewable projects sector reaching $20 billion in 2018. There are a staggering 83 renewable projects currently in construction (or due to start construction soon) across Australia. It’s the value of these committed projects which have delivered the […]

Origin Energy halts renewable investment due to Federal Government ‘big stick’ proposals

Origin Energy has paused its large-scale renewable investment strategy, citing threatened energy market interventions by the Morrison Government. As reported by the Australian Financial Review, Origin is reacting to a lack of coherent energy policy and threats to control the energy market by divesting energy assets. Origin says this makes it hard for the retailer to […]

Cheapest electric car in Australia: Introducing the Hyundai IONIQ EV

The Australian driving public has a new electric vehicle on the market to review and test drive. Retailing at around $50,000, it’s the cheapest electric car in the country. The Korean made Hyundai IONIQ electric vehicle paves the way for a new generation of comfortable and affordable Australian EVs. According to the respected Motoring magazine, the […]