New contract signed in Arizona reveals record low price for large scale solar in US, and a stunning reduction in the price of battery storage. The new combined solar and storage deal of below 4.5c/kWh cuts previous prices by more than 60 per cent and is far cheaper than a peaking gas plant.
Enphase concedes it won’t meet its ambitious sales targets for its first year, as many consumers wait for further price falls. But it is considering adding “back-up” capacity in its next generation product.
Flow battery storage manufacturer Redflow abandons bulk home battery market due to price issues, to focus on bigger installations in commercial, industrial and off-grid sector.
Community group in Northern Rivers town of Mullumbimby aiming for 100% renewables – by 2020.
Rooftop solar installations in Australia continue record-breaking trend in first four months of 2017, with WA the biggest mover.
Redflow says it has resumed deliveries after solving a problem with impurities, and has also secured its large contract – for a Pacific Islands hybrid storage installation.
Tesla says installations of its Powerwall 2 home battery systems have begun in Australia, and will ramp up this month.
Recommended feed in tariff for NSW solar households more than doubles to range of 11.6c/kWh to 14.6c/kWh, reflecting jump in wholesale prices that will affect grid prices.
Monash Uni offers long-term contract for 55GWh of new wind or solar in Australia’s biggest non-government renewables tender, to date.
Some suburbs in Australia have more homes with rooftop solar than without. Here are the country’s solar hotspots.