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 […]

Solar Spill in Australia  Australia has the highest penetration of solar rooftop energy in the world with almost 20% of Australian households sporting solar systems. But now the success of solar energy is starting to bite, as too much solar energy being generated in the day is causing issues in demand absorption. As solar energy is […]