As the cost of clean energy hybrid power plants falls miners around the world are shaking off their reliance on fossil fuels, writes Sarah Wang.
The Brisbane-based battery-maker sees shared assets as an optimal way to deploy storage.
In just six months the capacity of utility-scale battery projects has risen from 400MW to 800MW, says the CEC’s Kane Thornton.
Reforms to Australia’s electricity market are too important to be delayed, writes Dan Cass.
Developers of solar, wind and storage projects have shown keen enthusiasm for Kean’s NSW renewable energy zone.
Better energy efficiency lowers electricity bills, manages energy demand and helps the climate. Unfortunately, Australia is going nowhere on this cheap, simple measure, writes Hugh Saddler.
The wholesale demand response mechanism is a breakthrough for all consumers, writes AEMC acting executive general manager of retail and wholesale markets Michael Bradley. If the NEM could speak, it too would offer a sigh of gratitude.
Peer-to-peer energy trading requires policy and regulatory tweaks if consumers are to benefit, a trial in Perth shows.
A transition out of thermal coal is going to occur, but there is a way to make it painless for Australia.
A winner in the government’s recent funding round for microgrids is looking at storage to help the town run on 50% renewables.
The 132MW Merredin Solar Farm – the largest in Western Australia – is about to be connected to the grid. Project builder Monford Group takes EcoGeneration through the process.
Demand Response Rule Change: Electricity market competition will reduce prices, help with summer heatwaves
Demand response rule change welcomed by industry and consumer groups.
A wind turbine developed at the University of Newcastle, NSW, is attracting attention with a simple solution for out-of-reach applications.
The grant funding will be put to good use by 17 winning bidders, all compelled to solve energy woes in far-off places.
Putting assets at the centre of an integrated system, the asset manager can get a comprehensive understanding of the health of the asset, ensure compliance, manage deadlines and ensure that each asset is delivering on KPIs, writes Matthew Stubbs.
There are not many options when it comes to recycling solar modules but with a bit of planning it should be possible to keep them away from the tip, writes Diana Gosper.
Despite the economy shrinking by 0.3% in the first quarter, the CER report shows an expected $3 billion value in certificate and unit entitlements to be issued this year.
Melbourne company Exergenics is marketing a new service to businesses that targets savings in energy-hungry air-conditioning.
Businesses too small to take on a PPA may be able to satisfy their desire for solar with a deal in a blockchain-enabled secondary market.
Jobs will need to surge to keep Australia on track for transition to renewables, says CEC report.
Kilowatt koalas … the batteries-up-poles project that sends a powerful message about residential storage
United Energy’s community storage batteries are bringing calm to Melbourne’s Bayside.
Energy gold mine … the wind-solar-storage plant that brings powerful self-sufficiency to the middle of nowhere
A dynamic power plant in remote Western Australia is showing other miners the possibilities of clean energy.
The failure of standards to keep pace with changing backsheet materials has made it harder for retailers and distributors to ensure backsheet durability, writes the CEC’s Sandy Pulsford.
A solar project at a Sydney warehouse shows the potential for urban PV power plants.