Edify pioneers with largest energy storage system in Australia

2019-09-23T02:00:42+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Sep 2019 Edify pioneers with largest energy storage system in Australia Edify Energy has released the Knowledge Sharing Report for Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS), to share some of the lessons learned throughout the development of this pioneering project with the industry. GESS is a pioneering project in Australia’s National Electricity Market. It [...]

Hydrostor secures financing to complete Australia’s first compressed air storage facility

2019-09-23T01:46:46+00:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 23 Sep 2019 Hydrostor secures financing to complete Australia’s first compressed air storage facility Canada’s Hydrostor has closed US$37 million (AU$54,6 million) in growth financing. The company plans to use the funding to complete construction of the 5 MW/10 MWh Angas Project in South Australia and to advance its 2 GW pipeline of large-scale [...]

A common language for bifacial PV

2019-09-20T01:45:27+00:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 20 Sep 2019 A common language for bifacial PV This week pv magazine was in Amsterdam for the sixth edition of the BifiPV workshop, where the discussion focused on the impressive achievements made by bifacial solar modules and the challenges the technology faces as it moves toward mainstream adoption. Packed audiences served to illustrate bifacial modules [...]

The blackest black for more efficient solar cells

2019-09-20T01:26:10+00:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Sep 2019 The blackest black for more efficient solar cells MIT scientists claim to have created a material 10 times more black than anything witnessed to date. It is said to be able to absorb more than 99.96% of incoming light and reflect 10 times less light than other superblack materials. The invention [...]

Subsidy-free solar ‘coming of age’ thanks to battery technology

2019-09-19T01:45:30+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Sep 2019 Subsidy-free solar 'coming of age' thanks to battery technology Subsidy-free solar projects are "coming of age" thanks to the falling costs and flexibility of co-located battery storage technology, according to a new report which claims that more than 5GW of solar capacity could be deployed in the UK without subsidies by [...]

Austria mulls mandatory PV as new rebates for solar and storage launched

2019-09-19T01:34:56+00:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 19 Sep 2019 Austria mulls mandatory PV as new rebates for solar and storage launched With the region of Styria considering making PV mandatory on all new buildings, the nation’s Climate Fund will support PV and storage projects in agriculture and forestry. Applications can be submitted by November 2020 – or until the pot [...]

Victoria introduces new solar farm guidelines to all planning schemes

2019-09-18T02:01:53+00:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Sep 2019 Victoria introduces new solar farm guidelines to all planning schemes New planning guidelines for large scale solar development in Victoria are now part of all state planning schemes. The Victorian government hopes to deliver consistent guidance in terms of choosing the right locations for solar development and encourage investment as it [...]

ITP Renewables releases free open-source modelling platform for the energy transition

2019-09-18T01:56:03+00:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 18 Sep 2019 ITP Renewables releases free open-source modelling platform for the energy transition ITP Renewables has released Version 1 of open-CEM, an open-source modelling platform that allows users play out tailored made energy-transition scenarios on the National Electricity Market (NEM) for years simulated up to 2050. The platform is an extraordinary tool for [...]

Fitch: Malaysian solar poised for growth despite record-low tariffs

2019-09-17T03:05:56+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17 Sep 2019 Fitch: Malaysian solar poised for growth despite record-low tariffs In July, Malaysia's solar capacity was boosted when Scatec's 66MW facility was switched on. Source: Scatec Record-low tariffs seen in government auctions this month in Malaysia will not dent the country’s solar growth, according to analysts at Fitch Solutions. “While a lower [...]

Total expands solar business in Asia

2019-09-17T03:01:13+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 17 Sep 2019 Total expands solar business in Asia The French oil giant and China’s Envision Group are forming a joint venture offering PV systems combined with energy management solutions. Total Eren is also involved in a 100 MW solar project in Uzbekistan. Total wants a piece of the action in the distributed generation [...]

Long read: Size matters

2019-09-16T01:39:50+00:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 Sep 2019 Long read: Size matters The latest development on the module front sees manufacturers adopting larger wafer sizes in order to reach the industry’s raised expectations for power output. Older “M2” wafers have been the standard in recent years but now appear to be on the way out. Several theories about optimal [...]

Transformative Device Generates Energy From the Cold Night Sky, When Solar Doesn’t Work

2019-09-16T01:33:44+00:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 16 Sep 2019 Transformative Device Generates Energy From the Cold Night Sky, When Solar Doesn’t Work In this photograph, the thermoelectric generator harnesses temperature differences to produce renewable electricity without active heat input. Here it is generating light. Credit: Aaswath Raman An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, [...]