New Zealand’s largest grid-connected solar plant begins operations

The push towards a renewable future in New Zealand has received a massive boost, with the country’s largest solar plant commencing operations and feeding green energy into the grid. The Kapuni Solar Power Plant in South Taranaki has 5800 photovoltaic (PV) panels and can generate enough electricity to meet the annual needs of more than […]

Tasmania’s plans to become the battery of Australia

The Apple Isle is already leading the way when it comes to rooftop PV adoption. Now, the state has raised the bar with plans to export their glut of solar power to the mainland via two underwater transmission cables to be installed across the Bass Strait. The TasNetworks Marinus Link project is a proposed 1500 […]

Why you should install solar panels on your investment property

Do you have a rental property? If so, you’ve probably been wondering if solar panels are worth the investment. The answer is yes – these systems can be claimed at EOFY, and they will save you money in the long run. You can win financially when you put panels on your property. You can claim […]

The majority of new renewable projects will be cheaper than coal

Even the most efficient and cheapest coal projects around the world cannot compete with renewable energy projects. That is the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finding that released a report that showed that 62 per cent of renewable energy projects installed in 2020 would produce more affordable power than any coal project in the world. […]

NOW IS THE TIME FOR SOLAR

During the last decade, we have seen the global price of solar panels drop at a phenomenal rate. According to Bloomberg in it’s piece ‘Solar and Wind Power So Cheap They’re Outgrowing Subsidies’ the price of panels in 2019 was 85% lower than in 2010. The reduction in price is one of the main drivers […]

FIMER’S NEW PLATFORMS DESTINED FOR THE UTILITY PV MARKET

Industry leader and solar inverter game-changers FIMER have announced two new platforms set for launch across the utility-scale PV sector. The high-power stringer inverter, featuring multi-MPPT and a modular conversion capability, is designed to suit the demands of decentralised and centralised applications. The innovation also covers 100 percent of utility applications. The International Energy Agency […]

What are the different types of renewable energy?

Renewable energy sources are natural resources that can be replenished. These sources are clean and sustainable because they don’t release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as fossil fuels do. This means they’re better for our environment in the long run. Nuclear-generated electricity isn’t renewable, but it’s zero-carbon, which means its generation emits low levels or […]

Seven little known facts about solar energy

Did you know solar panels are made of silicon, which is also used to make computer chips? That’s why they’re so efficient. Did you also know that these panels work best when they face south? This means the sun can shine on them all day long, making them more productive. It is a resource that […]

Your opportunity for cheaper solar power ends June 30, 2021

The rules are changing – the existing solar rebates available through the current Solar Homes and Solar for Business programs are set to decrease from June 30, 2021. What does this mean for you? If you’re considering installing a solar power system at your home or business in Victoria, you’ll receive less of a rebate […]

Astronauts complete solar upgrade to International Space Station

How did you spend your weekend? Perhaps enjoying time with family, watching some football on the television or maybe taking some time to get to those chores around the house? For two astronauts, their weekend was spent conducting spacewalks on the International Space Station to install a powerful new solar panel. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet […]