The Australian energy market operator has brought in a regulation by which it will be able to remotely control the operation of private rooftop solar systems using smart inverters which it has made mandatory for installation of new rooftop solar systems. Australia has one of the highest per capita installations of rooftop solar systems with […]

Australia like most of the Anglo Saxon countries such as the USA and Canada have been extremely reluctant to make meaningful contributions towards the fight against climate change. Despite the populations in these countries pushing their policymakers to move more strongly against the defining crisis of mankind, the politicians have not done really much. Austalia […]

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 […]