Solar energy beats heat, power prices and summer blackouts

Solar power beats heat by making electricity affordable during Australia’s summer heatwaves, says a leading community solar group. According to Solar Citizens, the Federal Government should also do more to help low-income households access these benefits and slash the cost of power bills. Having access to rooftop solar can make the difference between being able […]

Electric vehicle battery debate heats up as Nissan home battery debuts

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is trialling an a branded Nissan home battery storage scheme in the UK to push the uptake of electric vehicles. Nissan UK is offering Nissan Energy Solar, which uses Nissan xStorage batteries for home storage. After charging these through their solar power system, EV owners can then use them to fuel […]

Record Australian solar energy uptake set to save Australians $2 billion

Australians are embracing the advantages of installing solar rooftop systems, and this Australian solar energy uptake stands to save $2 billion on power bills over the next 10 years. That’s according to the latest Renewable Energy Index from Green Energy Markets and GetUp. The report aims to show Australians how important green energy is to […]

New Fraser Coast solar farm gets approval from Council

The Regional Council has given the go ahead for construction of a new 120 MW Fraser Coast solar farm at Munna Creek in Queensland. The Fraser Coast Chronicle reports that the $200 million project could create about 300 jobs during construction. Additional staff will also be needed after completion for maintenance work. The project is […]

Darling Downs solar farm hooks up to main electricity grid

The transmission lines connecting Queensland’s Darling Downs Solar Farm to the main grid are now under construction. APA is building the 110 MW solar PV farm near Dalby on the Darling Downs, Queensland’s main agricultural region. The solar farm is the ninth approved by the Western Downs Regional Council and begins operation late this year. […]

2018 solar projects and technology drive a new energy boom

Experts are predicting a bright year ahead for Australia’s solar energy sector. New 2018 solar projects and the latest technology are building on the successes of 2017. The government-funded Clean Energy Finance Corporation is at the head of these new 2018 solar projects. They will fund forecasting technology designed to predict unexpected dropouts of energy. […]

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 […]