Solar Thermal – Australia The South Australian government has given an approval for $650 million solar thermal plant to be built by USA company SolarResevere. This does not make any sense in my view, given that PV solar prices have touched new all times low with lithium battery storage also showing rapidly declining prices. This […]

The distorted electricity market in Australia is the biggest factor in the record pace of solar installations being seen in the country. Australia racked up more than 1 GW in solar capacity in 2017 with most of the installation being less than 10 kW in size. Unlike other countries, Australia has built most of its […]

Rising Solar Market in Australia The Australian market is seeing rapid growth both in terms of rooftop solar and ground mounted utility capacity. The major reason being high electricity prices being offered by energy retailers to domestic Australian customers. Despite a free market prevailing in buying power, Australian consumers have to pay high prices as […]

Is the Australian Government Abandoning its Climate and Environment Responsibility The Australian government in its National Energy Guarantee (NEG) plan has given short shrift to renewable energy with a plan of installing only 8% to 36% of power generation projected to come from renewables by 2030. There are no incentives or subsidies for renewables under this scheme. […]

Multi-megawatt Solar Farms – Australia Though the Australian government has almost abandoned its renewable energy target with its New Energy Plan which remains ambiguous towards renewable energy, large companies are planning to build huge multi-megawatt solar farms. A number of companies have announced plans to build large plants. Indian EPC player Sterling and Wilson plans […]

Solar in Australian Commercial and Industrial Segments Solar energy in Australia has mostly taken off due to the feed-in tariffs paid to residential customers installing rooftop solar energy. This has led to more than 20% of Australian households having rooftop solar systems. However, the offtake of solar energy in the industrial and commercial segments has not […]