W.A. energy minister Mike Nahan has done an about-face and predicted that solar will dominate the future. But the state owned utilities require solar households to sign contracts promising not to install battery storage or purchase electric vehicles.
A large scale farming irrigation system using renewable energy is providing significant fuel savings over traditional diesel or grid-powered pumps.
Some argue that even if everyone on Earth lived in an ecovillage we would still be using too many resources. I am more optimistic — some ecovillages provide a much better blueprint than others.
A new electricity retailer that will focus on smart meters, rooftop solar and battery storage is about to emerge in Australia as the shift to decentralized energy models accelerates across the country.
Brisbane indigenous company to launch 10kWh home battery storage system that it says will be cheaper than its closest competitors.
New community-owned retailer Enova releases its prospectus, championing local ownership and a 100% renewable energy target in a market dominated by big players, out-of-area projects and fossil fuel interests.
Essential Services Commission confirms plan to cut Victoria solar FiT to 5c/kWh, one week after state govt promised to fight for rooftop solar rights.
Port Macquarie Hotel that is 100% carbon neutral uses strata fees to generate 16% return on rooftop solar panels on its roof - rather than sitting in a bank - and even hosts a Tesla charging station.
Photon Energy Australia installs 99kW raised solar system on office building in Macquarie Park, Sydney, as part of a major renovation.
Alternative off grid energy systems work, are empowering, challenging and highly enjoyable, and the freedom and independence from erratic government policy interference and corporate dominance cannot be overstated.
Only one big corporate in Australia has vowed to go 100 per cent renewable energy. And IKEA, which appears to be more than half way there, says it is saving money doing so.
While most people dream of building a carbon neutral home from scratch, the Severin family were lucky enough to walk straight into an established family pad near Horsham in western Victoria. All they needed was more solar.
A raspberry farm in Tasmania's Derwent Valley has installed a 50kW solar system in a paddock to help bring down growing energy costs.
ACT government to install 500kW solar system at Canberra Hospital as part of a $3.3m energy upgrade that will save it $490k a year on energy bills.
Alice Springs Airport will soon have one of the largest airport solar systems in Australia, with plans to install more than 1000 PV panels on the roof of a shaded long-term parking bay.
New surveys reveal rapidly growing interest in residential energy storage among Australian solar consumers, as people look to get the most out of their rooftop solar systems.