Business & Human Rights Resource Centre investigates human rights issues in solar, wind

2020-06-30T01:40:31+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30June 2020 Business & Human Rights Resource Centre investigates human rights issues in solar, wind An assessment of the human rights performance of the world’s leading solar and wind power companies has painted a grim state of affairs, with the only dedicated solar manufacturer analyzed scoring 7%. Participants during the 29th regular session of [...]

Aus Government to apply Consumer Data Right to the energy sector

2020-06-30T01:21:49+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 30June 2020 Aus Government to apply Consumer Data Right to the energy sector In a bid to encourage competition, the Morrison Government has announced its formal application of the Consumer Data Right regime to the energy sector. It is a move supported by the Australian Energy Council and Energy Consumers Australia but how much [...]

Green finance and the future of PV

2020-06-29T02:03:02+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 29June 2020  Green finance and the future of PV Scientists in the Netherlands are trialing a floating solar installation based on flexible thin-film PV modules. The idea behind their concept is that such modules, in combination with a newly designed flexible racking system, will create a system able to roll with the movement of [...]

A flexible approach to offshore solar

2020-06-29T01:17:49+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 29June 2020 A flexible approach to offshore solar Scientists in the Netherlands are trialing a floating solar installation based on flexible thin-film PV modules. The idea behind their concept is that such modules, in combination with a newly designed flexible racking system, will create a system able to roll with the movement of the [...]

PV module prices are falling faster than all predictions

2020-06-26T01:48:02+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26June 2020 PV module prices are falling faster than all predictions New research from Wood Mackenzie shows that overall system costs for installations using mono PERC modules are set to fall by as much as 20% by 2025. Image:coniferconifer/Flickr Across all market segments, PV system costs are falling faster than anticipated, according to new [...]

German PV production equipment suppliers see worst sales slump since industry hit rock bottom

2020-06-26T01:22:15+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26June 2020 German PV production equipment suppliers see worst sales slump since industry hit rock bottom Industry body the VDMA said business fell 55% from the final three months of last year to the first quarter of this year for the worst retreat since 2012. The nature of the order book and sales figures [...]

Heterojunction MWT solar module based on 23%-efficient cells

2020-06-25T01:33:42+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25June 2020 Heterojunction MWT solar module based on 23%-efficient cells Scientists in the Netherlands have claimed that a heterojunction metal wrap-through solar module they are designing could offer a 4% performance improvement over conventional heterojunction panels. Image: TNO The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is teaming up with equipment provider Eurotron, solar project developer GroenLeven, [...]

Australian renewables zone attracts 27 GW of solar, wind, battery proposals

2020-06-25T01:25:04+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Media. 25June 2020 Australian renewables zone attracts 27 GW of solar, wind, battery proposals A plan in the Australian state of New South Wales to build a 3 GW renewable energy zone has already attracted US$26.4 billion of project proposals, and the state government is now quadrupling its funding support. NSW has fast-tracked the Central [...]

Ukraine retroactive FIT cuts far from universally accepted

2020-06-24T01:19:03+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24June 2020 Ukraine retroactive FIT cuts far from universally accepted They are words to chill the soul of solar project owners when uttered in relation to feed-in tariffs: retroactive FIT cuts. A Ukrainian government smarting at the cost of funding an overly successful solar incentive program appears bent on emulating the approach of governments [...]

CEC: Investment roadmap should prioritize solar and wind as lowest-cost technologies

2020-06-24T00:59:14+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24June 2020 CEC: Investment roadmap should prioritize solar and wind as lowest-cost technologies The government’s task is to identify and develop a suite of energy technologies that can provide low-cost, low-emissions electricity system of the future, and the Clean Energy Council says that this can be achieved by leveraging Australia’s comparative advantage and the [...]

New chemistry promises better lithium sulfur batteries

2020-06-23T01:44:14+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23June 2020 New chemistry promises better lithium sulfur batteries Scientists in the U.S. have developed a new cathode chemistry for lithium-sulfur batteries, which they say promises to overcome performance issues stemming from sulfur’s low conductivity and tendency to react with lithium. Mckeldin Mall at the University of Maryland. Image: John T. Consoli/University of Maryland [...]

AEMO 2019-20 Operations Review finds Black Summer was effectively mitigated, but the challenge mounts

2020-06-23T01:29:08+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23June 2020 AEMO 2019-20 Operations Review finds Black Summer was effectively mitigated, but the challenge mounts AEMO’s NEM Operations Review of the 2019-2020 Summer finds that mitigation practices helped to prevent what might’ve been a much more difficult summer in terms of the electricity network. However, large-scale and rooftop solar both suffered at the [...]