Phase one of a 4MW floating solar array being developed at a waste-water plant in South Australia has been launched – an Australian first.
Many consumers look to solar only for self-consumption or a means to go off-grid. But new report says “shared solar” will bring solar PV to 100% of homes and businesses, including renters, high rise apartments and offices. It just needs a change of rules.
California may come to mind first when you think of beaches and solar, but now so could North Carolina, thanks to its rapid emergence as a solar energy leader.
HSBC says renewables and energy efficiency critical to meet climate targets, but says wind and solar are now at “pinch point” as technology cost falls allow hard economics to take over from policies driven by “green idealism.”
Hawaii’s utility says can get to 70% renewables by 2030, and save ratepayer money. Could cheap energy storage get it to 100% by 2040?
SolarCity now has access to financing for more than $1 billion in new commercial-scale solar energy systems, including battery storage systems.
Leading solar companies are moving beyond PV and into battery storage and home energy management. Is the mass market ready?
Up to 200,000 NSW customers facing week-long blackouts will accelerate push to battery storage, particularly for solar households that are also disconnected.
A funding model based on ‘revolving loans’ has helped develop 35kW of community solar projects around Australia.
It may be possible for China to shake most of its reliance on fossil fuels by 2050, with renewables providing 80% of electricity needs.