Australia is known globally as a major gas exporter thanks to its massive onshore and offshore reserves of gas. The country also has huge coal resources which are being developed mainly for exports to Asian countries. However, this strength of Australia carries negatives reputational effects, given the growing concerns about climate change and global warming. […]

Australia is a prime example where the renewable energy sector has been growing at a torrid pace despite an unfavorable government which wants to stifle its growth. The country has seen a huge step up in the growth of its overall solar and wind energy capacities in the last couple of years as economics have […]

Plans to export solar power to other countries is not a new concept and the most famous example was Desertec where a plan was to build massive solar farms in the Sahara to supply power through undersea cables to Europe. This plan which saw a lot of traction and planning in the early 2010s never […]

Solar thermal technology has failed to upgrade its niche technology status, with solar PV technology taking over the solar energy space with its ever falling costs and other advantages over solar thermal technology. While Solar thermal (CSP) technology was on an equal footing with solar PV a decade ago, now hardly anyone talks about CSP […]

Rooftop Solar threat to Australian Utilities The electricity market globally is undergoing a major paradigm change which is perhaps the biggest since Thomas Edison invented the electric bulb. The advent of cheap renewable energy, distributed generation, EVs and storage are leading to huge changes which most of the large electricity utilities are finding difficult to adjust […]

The Australian rooftop solar market has been touted as one of the best success stories globally with more than 20% of Australia’s residences installing a rooftop solar home system. There are almost 2 million rooftop solar systems installed throughout Australia and that number is increasing day by day as solar is much cheaper than grid […]