Another Romanian oil company unveils solar plans

2020-05-29T01:25:16+00:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29 May 2020 Another Romanian oil company unveils solar plans Romanian petroleum transport services provider Conpet announced plans to install PV plants across five of its facilities. Initial investment will be limited to 3 million ROL ($680,000), but the group aims to create a renewable energy business unit under its 2020-2025 strategy. Image: 272447, [...]

Solar panel recycling: Turning ticking time bombs into opportunities

2020-05-28T01:13:28+00:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 28 May 2020 Solar panel recycling: Turning ticking time bombs into opportunities Australia has certainly demonstrated its appetite for solar power. Now, with the average lifespan of a solar panel being approximately 20 years, many installations from the early 2000’s are set to reach end-of-life. Will they end up in landfill or be recycled? [...]

ACT fast-tracks solar upgrades for public housing, batteries for schools

2020-05-27T01:44:02+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 May 2020 ACT fast-tracks solar upgrades for public housing, batteries for schools The ACT Government has allocated funding to undertake solar and sustainability upgrades on public and community housing and install solar batteries for two public schools as part of its fast-tracked infrastructure projects to support the local economy. A growing number of [...]

Renewable energy industry hammered by job losses

2020-05-27T01:30:49+00:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 27 May 2020 Renewable energy industry hammered by job losses In Massachusetts, which ranks eighth in the nation with nearly 2,800 megawatts of solar power installed, the losses to the industry have been steep.NANCY PALMIERI FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE/FILE In a setback for efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the long list of the newly [...]

Used EV batteries for large scale solar energy storage

2020-05-26T01:19:15+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 May 2020 Used EV batteries for large scale solar energy storage MIT scientists have suggested used electric vehicle batteries could offer a more viable business case than purpose-built systems for the storage of grid scale solar power in California. Such ‘second life’ EV batteries, may cost only 60% of their original purchase price [...]

Britain’s largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent

2020-05-26T01:26:24+00:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 May 2020 Britain’s largest solar farm poised to begin development in Kent Britain’s largest solar farm, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 91,000 homes, is poised to receive the greenlight from ministers this week. The subsidy-free renewables park is expected to reach a capacity of 350MW by installing 880,000 solar panels [...]

Three signs that battery energy storage is mainstream today

2020-05-22T01:31:20+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 May 2020 Three signs that battery energy storage is mainstream today With the inclusion of battery energy storage into new building codes and safety standards, it’s obvious just how mainstream storage is today. Image: OutBack Power Electrochemical batteries have been around for more than 100 years and solar photovoltaic (PV) panels have been [...]

Myanmar launches 1 GW solar tender

2020-05-22T01:13:36+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 22 May 2020 Myanmar launches 1 GW solar tender Myanmar's current installed solar capacity is located largely the off-grid segment. Image: Josep Castell/Flickr Myanmar’s Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has issued an invitation for PV developers to submit prequalifying bids for the construction of several solar plants throughout the country, with a combined [...]

Greens’ economic recovery plan to invest in renewables

2020-05-21T01:21:02+00:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 21 May 2020 Greens’ economic recovery plan to invest in renewables The Greens released their plan for Australia’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis this week. The plan looks to invest heavily in renewable infrastructure, a cunningly rational ploy to solve a few crises at once. Image: Greens Crisis is the chasm between danger [...]

Renewable energy investors increasingly look to UK, says report

2020-05-21T01:09:07+00:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 21 May 2020 Renewable energy investors increasingly look to UK, says report Wind turbines at Whitelee Windfarm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Photograph: Urbanmyth/Alamy Stock Photo The UK has become more attractive to renewable energy investors following the government’s decision to lift its block on financial support for onshore wind and solar projects. Britain has climbed the rankings [...]