Government advisors class multiple renewable projects among Australia’s highest infrastructure priorities

2021-03-03T12:42:53+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 03 March 2021 Government advisors class multiple renewable projects among Australia’s highest infrastructure priorities Australia’s infrastructure advisory body has added a number of renewable energy-related projects to its priority list, recognising the need for investment in the “once-in-a-lifetime transition from thermal generation to intermittent renewables.” Infrastructure Australia Infrastructure Australia has added 44 new projects [...]

Renewables need land – and lots of it. That poses tricky questions for regional Australia

2021-03-03T12:41:20+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 03 March 2021 Renewables need land – and lots of it. That poses tricky questions for regional Australia Renewable energy capacity in Australia is expected to double, or even triple, over the next 20 years. There is one oft-overlooked question in this transition: where will it all be built? The Broken Hill solar plant in New [...]

Victoria devotes $10 million more to hydrogen, and joins the dots of a green hydrogen economy

2021-03-02T09:38:13+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 02 March 2021 Victoria devotes $10 million more to hydrogen, and joins the dots of a green hydrogen economy In the race to develop hydrogen projects, pilots and potential, Victoria has stated its advantages and desired outcomes. The Australian Hydrogen Council commends the state’s just-published Renewable Hydrogen Development Plan as “comprehensive”. Among Victoria's inherent [...]

In the mind of a residential PV system owner

2021-03-02T09:36:39+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 02 March 2021 In the mind of a residential PV system owner Scientists in the Netherlands have identified five different profiles of homeowners that have installed or could install rooftop PV systems. According to their findings, substantial differences characterise the five segmentation groups. The research is intended to help policymakers and solar companies to [...]

States put faith in new bodies to guide on shift to renewables

2021-03-01T09:43:56+00:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 01 March 2021 States put faith in new bodies to guide on shift to renewables The Queensland and New South Wales state governments have reaffirmed their commitment to the solar, wind and hydrogen industries with the establishment of new bodies which will help guide the states in their transition toward a renewable energy future. [...]

China may deploy up to 75 GW of PV this year

2021-03-01T09:46:11+00:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 01 March 2021 China may deploy up to 75 GW of PV this year According to new forecasts from AECEA, China may see strong development of large-scale solar plants this year, due to a massive pipeline of unsubsidized projects. Furthermore, the distributed generation segment will be boosted by incentives provided by the national and [...]

Renewable energy listed for first time as one of Australia’s top infrastructure priorities

2021-02-26T09:38:24+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Feb 2021 Renewable energy listed for first time as one of Australia's top infrastructure priorities Australia should prioritise large-scale renewable energy options to replace ageing thermal generators, infrastructure body says  Infrastructure Australia says the national energy market needs new grid-scale, renewable energy generators to replace retiring thermal plants. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Renewable energy zones [...]

NREL looks at barriers to lithium-ion battery recycling and sees opportunities

2021-02-26T09:35:03+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 26 Feb 2021 NREL looks at barriers to lithium-ion battery recycling and sees opportunities The analysts assessed the current state of reuse and recycling of large-format lithium-ion batteries used in EVs and battery energy storage and found there is plenty of room for improvement. Recycling lithium-ion batteries could create a new market for U.S. [...]

Vehicle-integrated PV reduces EV charging time in sunny regions by 40%

2021-02-25T09:29:59+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Feb 2021 Vehicle-integrated PV reduces EV charging time in sunny regions by 40% Dutch scientist Bonna Newmann spoke with pv magazine about the present and future of vehicle-integrated PV from a technological and economic perspective. Solar panels installed on cars could have a payback time of only three or four years and ensure [...]

AEMC announces new standards for rooftop solar

2021-02-25T09:28:31+00:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 25 Feb 2021 AEMC announces new standards for rooftop solar With rooftop solar installations numbers hitting record highs right across the nation, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has announced new technical standards for inverters will be introduced to help the electricity grid cope with the influx and provide system strength. The AMEC has [...]

Rising prices may push PV industry away from silver

2021-02-24T09:29:15+00:00February 24th, 2021|Categories: Media, News|

Media. 24 Feb 2021 Rising prices may push PV industry away from silver Increasing prices may prompt module manufacturers to find alternatives, or at least reduce silver use in solar cell metallization, according to a recent study. Researcher Samuele Lo Piano, however, told pv magazine silver availability does not represent an issue for large scale PV. Copper-nickel [...]