Melbourne’s All-Energy conference offers world-class platform

World class speakers will address Melbourne’s All-Energy conference running from October 11-12. Two days of exclusive presentations, workshops and demonstrations highlight the growth of clean energy technology in Australia. More than 160 world-class speakers and almost 200 exhibiting companies will attend. All-Energy Australia 2017 offers a globally significant platform to explore the nation’s fast-changing energy landscape. […]

Oil and gas industry needs solar energy investment: CSIRO

Australia’s oil and gas industry should diversify into solar energy investment, a leading research body says. The call is made in a roadmap addressing long-term challenges facing the nation’s oil and gas industry. Consequently, the sector should identify new business models and revenue streams including clean energy and solar-powered hydrogen fuel production. The roadmap is created […]

Independent electricity production for households: not ‘if’ but ‘when’

How can households become independent in their solar electricity production with the right system and when will it happen across Australia? There’s no question that battery storage from solar power is already becoming commonplace. Aside from the commercial sector, where companies in Australia, Denmark, and the US have already created buildings that are energy self-sufficient, […]

Solar industry salaries on the rise, survey shows

Solar industry salaries are increasing after several years of stagnation, research shows. The change is revealed in Australia’s first Renewable Energy Salary Survey, which shows the clean energy market gearing for growth. The average annual full-time salary package in the renewable sector is reported as $140,000, with a third earning annual salaries of $60,000 to […]

Williamsdale Solar Farm officially opens

The ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury opened the Williamsdale Solar Farm on Thursday. The new farm is close to the ACT border with New South Wales, approximately 20km south of Canberra. It will power the equivalent of approximately 3,000 homes. It will also help the territory reach its target of using 100 […]

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions hit an all-time high

Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are at their highest levels ever. That’s one of the alarming findings of the Australia Institute’s National Energy Emissions Audit. ANU energy policy specialist Dr Hugh Saddler prepared the audit, which gives an indication of key greenhouse gas and energy trends. Dr Saddler said petrol and diesel were the leading sources […]

Record year for renewable energy in Australia

A wave of large-scale renewable energy projects is resulting in record levels of investment in renewables across Australia. According to industry peak body the Clean Energy Council (CEC), 41 renewable energy projects have been committed in 2017. CEC Chief Executive Kane Thornton said this represented an unprecedented wave of investment worth over $8 billion. In […]

Queensland takes the lead with electric vehicle strategy

Queensland’s new electric vehicle strategy marks it as a truly ‘smart state’, a leading industry body claims. The Electric Vehicle Council (EVC) says Queensland has jumped ahead of the rest of the nation with its ground-breaking policy. ‘The Future is Electric – preparing Queensland for Electric Vehicles’ details the numerous benefits of transitioning to electric […]

Recycled batteries power household battery storage systems

A Melbourne start-up is repurposing used batteries from electric vehicles for solar home battery storage. Relectrify’s ground-breaking technology recycles EV batteries for extended use. This includes behind-the-meter home solar battery storage. The business also plans to develop and commercialise control technologies to optimise the use of lithium-ion vehicle batteries. The Clean Energy Innovation Fund is supporting the […]