US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers
US President Donald Trump has signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but...
SA to Get Giant Solar Thermal Power Plant
A giant solar thermal power plant, made up of 12,000 billboard size mirrors collecting the sun's rays, is to be built in South Australia's mid-north.
Will Natural Gas Pricing Kill Co-generation?
Co-generation systems have been around for 30 years and became popular as a means of reducing carbon emissions produced by coal generated grid electricity and of...
Roof-top Solar Hits a Crossroad – Are Smart Meters the Answer?
Australian rooftop solar is now at a crossroads – but it’s all positive. New technologies mean big data can be gathered from systems so that performance...
Low Carbon Living: A Societal Work in Progress
As world governments continue to ratify the Paris Agreement, which Australia finally did in November, they formalise their commitments to keep carbon emissions “well below 2...
A Brace of Exciting Batteries Explode on the Scene!
The advent of a whole new range of rooftop integrated solar electricity generating or photovoltaic (PV) products has the industry and consumers buzzing with the potential...
Queensland’s 50% Renewable Energy Target: Where to From Here?
The Queensland government established the Renewable Energy Expert Panel in early 2016 to provide advice on credible pathways to achieving a 50 per cent Renewable Energy...
The Building Integrated Solar Roof Tile Market is Exploding
If you haven’t heard about Elon Musk's recent announcements about Tesla and Solar City’s new solar photovoltaic (PV) roof tile, you must have been living under...
Barrier Removed for WA Solar Power Players
Solar power purchase agreement providers no longer have to hold a retail licence to sell electricity to West Australian consumers.
Solar Energy Jobs Doubled in 2017-18: ABS
Jobs in large-scale solar energy projects have more than doubled in a year, boosting the renewables sector, new figures show.
Calls are growing for public funds to save a solar-thermal power station planned for Port Augusta after the collapse of the $650 million project.
Govt Warns Against NSW Greens Solar Push
The NSW Greens want to spend $1.25 billion to double the number of homes and small businesses with solar panels in four years but the state...
Scam Warning for Victorian Solar Scheme
Scammers have tried to cash in on the Victorian government's $1.3 billion solar power subsidy scheme.
AGL Exits Solar Installation Business
AGL has announced it will exit its rooftop solar business, incurring a $47 million loss in the process as a result of writedowns and closure costs.
Solar Farms Using Backpacker Labour: Union
Solar farms in Queensland are being built by backpacker labour rather than qualified electricians, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.
SA Solar Network to Create Jobs: Premier
The South Australian government's plan to install solar panels and Tesla batteries in 50,000 homes will create hundreds of jobs, Premier Jay Weatherill says.
Floating Solar Farm Set to Shine in NSW
Australia's largest floating solar farm to be launched in northern NSW has the backing of a network of 70 councils - representing more than 7.5 million...