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 […]

Large-scale Solar Plants in Australia Australia has been seeing high power prices for a long time due to the oligopoly nature of the power sector. However, the advent of cheap solar energy has started to upend the power market as entrepreneurs set up large solar power plants to compete with the high priced gas and […]

In a few short years, South Australia is rapidly moving towards renewable energy, with hundreds of megawatts of solar energy getting installed rapidly due to falling prices. South Australia already saw solar power becoming the biggest source of power during different times of the week at noon when numerous rooftop solar power systems generated at their full […]

New Solar technology – Printable Solar Panels Remember we spoke about Printable solar panels some time back. These were in the final testing phase when we last read about them. The technology is pioneered by researchers (from CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in Australia. These are organic solar panels that can be printed using […]