Rooftop Solar Continues To Grow Exponentially In Australia Due to high energy prices and low solar energy prices, Australia has become one of the best places to install rooftop solar energy systems and already 6 GW of solar capacity has been installed in the country. Australia is unique in the solar industry as it is […]

Storage Renewables – Australia Australian utility AGL Energy wants the Australian government to neither extend the life of aging thermal coal power plants nor build new ones. While AGL  agreed to a request from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to extend the life of 1900 MW Liddell coal-fired power plant beyond 2022, it thinks that it […]

A Solar Thermal Plant in Australia Australia is planning to build a 110 MW solar thermal power plant in Port Augusta for AU $650 million (USD $510 million). The plant will be built by SolarReserve which is a USA based solar developer.  While many Australian experts are hailing the move, I am completely perplexed why the […]

Energy Storage Booming in Australia Utilities in Europe and Australia are facing new constraints with the rapid uptake of renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) such as energy storage. It is a question of adapting or dying. Australia is already a trailblazer in DER with almost 20% of Australian homes having solar panel systems […]

Electricity Market Disruption in Australia The Australian electricity market has seen a massive surge in rooftop solar energy systems in the past few years with almost 20% of the Australian households owning a solar panel system making it the highest penetrated rooftop solar country in the world. Australian utilities have been facing a big disruption […]

India’s Adani conglomerate is looking to build a portfolio of 1500 MW of solar power capacity in Australia and is already in advanced stages to build two larges grid scale solar utility projects in that country. The company has been facing a huge amount of delay in getting approvals for developing the giant multi-billion dollar […]