Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.
Five graphs that show why battery storage will appeal to Australian households, and will damage the bottom line of Australian utilities.
Morgan Stanley says battery storage market could be worth $24bn, with half of all homes interested. It says Tesla Powerwall will deliver paybacks of 6 years or less in some states, and that is bad news for major utilities, whose earnings will be impacted.
City of Wanneroo calls for tenders to build a large-scale solar farm in Perth's northern suburbs after rejecting fossil fuel alternatives.
The tax break offered by the Abbott government to "Tony's Tradies" could see big lift in rooftops solar installations. This comes as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says it will lift its forecast PV installations in Australia. It imagines every available building to have solar by 2030.
Tyrrell's Wines to host one of Australia’s first commercial solar power purchase projects, with installation of 350kW PV system at Hunter Valley vineyard.
Just as important as how cheap batteries are getting is another crucial question: how much battery do you need?
So, what does Tesla's battery storage offering, the Powerwall, mean for consumers. We include a unique online calculator to help you find out. On average, however, solar only continues to offer best value. But the grid only option comes last.
Sydney storm has made us realise how much we rely on electricity for so many things and how much we take it for granted.
A funding model based on 'revolving loans' has helped develop 35kW of community solar projects around Australia.
New development to create 337kW solar suburb, producing 600,000kWh of electricity a year and saving Defence members more than $4.1m in electricity costs.
100kW solar array installed at Sydney car dealership, including parking area, to help cut power bills by half.
Australian battery technology developer Redflow says it has made the first Australian sale of its commercial large scale energy storage system, albeit to its own company director Simon Hackett, the tech guru who will install it in a renovated office complex in Adelaide as part of longer term plans to take the office off-grid. Redflow […]
Not many people associate fast food with clean energy. But that’s exactly what one of the largest quick-service restaurants in the world is exploring. RMI recently completed a net-zero-energy study for McDonald’s, which explores how to offset the energy consumption of an entire restaurant with renewable energy. Working alongside the net-zero-energy visionaries at New Buildings Institute (NBI) and […]
A new website has been launched to help Australia’s solar industry shift its focus from the household market to the relatively untapped market of commercial solar installations. Developed by solar analysts SunWiz and launched on Thursday, the commercial solar database has gathered data on more than 3,500 solar projects to give the industry a better […]
Everyone, it seems, agrees that battery storage is the next big thing to affect global energy markets. What is not agreed upon is the timing. Some think this may happen in a few years, others in a decade or more. Some think it is happening now. The big question for many is how quickly battery […]