Australia

Australian federal government minimizes support for solar, wind
The Australian government has announced new lasting financing and an increased remit for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency past 2022. The financing bundle, which looks a lot more like a cut than anything else, pushes financial investment away from solar and wind toward innovations like carbon capture and storage.
Sep 18, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Australia, Oceania, Darren Miller, Kane Thornton, Alan Finkel, Australia Institute, Mark Butler
Maintaining PV panels honest-- ACT advancement fund inflate testing ability
Dr Michelle McCann and also Lawrence McIntosh, the companions behind the solar panel testing center, PV Lab, in Canberra think of Australia's PV installations, big as well as tiny, as composing a huge virtual power plant. Their goal is to wring the promised performance from panels being marketed into the Australian market and the ACT Government has actually just increased their possibilities.
Sep 15, 2020 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Australia, Oceania, Michelle McCann, Lawrence McIntosh
Covid-19 regular round-up: Australian states target green recuperation as France devotes EUR30bn to energy transition
Tidy energy power plants will certainly figure prominently as Queensland and Victoria quote to reset their economic situations for a post-coronavirus globe. France suffered a hit to its new solar deployment figures in the first half of a Covid-hit year yet its next-door neighbor appears to have no such worries.
Sep 14, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance, Storage, France, Germany, Australia, Europe, hydrogen, Xavier Daval, Oceania, Solargiga, covid-19
Heating up the heterojunction-LID conversation
Scientists led by the University of New South Wales have checked into the long-lasting deterioration of silicon-heterojunction. Their searchings for recommend that lighting at heats can really boost cell efficiency, however also runs the risk of triggering multiple light-induced degradation devices if not meticulously controlled.
Sep 11, 2020 // Technology, Australia, Oceania, HJT cells
Goyder Renewables Zone off to a resources begin as ACT charges up 2 huge batteries
The forecast for the ACT is two huge batteries and gale-force winds as the area's Government granted 2 substantial contracts in its latest 'reverse auction', consisting of a 14-year contract with Neoen, the first for its substantial Goyder Renewables Zone.
Sep 9, 2020 // Storage, TESLA, Australia, neoen, Oceania, Goyder Renewables Zone, Shane Rattenbury
Asia Pacific renewables might draw in US$ 1tn of financial investments this decade-- WoodMac
Solar and also wind power stand for a US$ 1 trillion financial investment possibility in Asia Pacific this years, equivalent to two-thirds of the area's total power generation industry, as countries move far from fossil fuel generation in favour of greener choices.
Sep 8, 2020 // Markets & Finance, Wood Mackenzie, Australia, Oceania, Asia Pacific, natural gas, Alex Whitworth
3 GW of Rooftop Solar in 2020, And a Grid Headache for Australia
Australia, after a hesitant welcome of renewable resource originally, has virtually broken down the door for renewable energy now. The globe's biggest coal merchant is racing to build solar, sometimes faster than the grids can maintain.
Sep 8, 2020 // Grids, Rooftop PV, Australia, rooftop PV, Oceania, Clean Energy Regulator, Solar certificates, solar subsidies, STC
The people, the PV and also the pipes that can make hydrogen work
At Australia's University of Newcastle hydrogen production starts with water extracted from the atmosphere and electrolysis powered by totally free energy from the sun; sucking CO2 from the air is the next action to filling Angus Taylor's cherished gas facilities with green methane that can bring spuds to the boil and power the economy while assisting to flatten the nation's discharges curve.
Sep 7, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Australia, hydrogen, Oceania, Darren Miller, Janet Nelson, Behdad Moghtaderi, Rob Wheals
Sterling and Wilson Bags Two Solar Projects Well Worth 300 MW in Australia
Sterling as well as Wilson Solar has gotten orders worth AUD 300 million or Rs 1600 crore for 2 large-scale solar power projects worth 300 MW in Australia.
Sep 7, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, India, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Bikesh Ogra, Sterling and Wilson Solar
New understanding of electrolyte ingredients will certainly enhance dye-sensitised solar cells
Dye-sensitised solar cells utilized in low-light conditions might carry out more continually thanks to enhanced understanding of the function additives play in optimising electrolytes.
Sep 4, 2020 // Technology, Australia, solar cells, Oceania, electrolyte, Sebastian Furer, Rebecca Milhuisen
Australia's initial large-scale solar garden
Nearly one-third of Australians are secured behind the solar barrier, as they do not have the high-end of mounting their own solar PV.
Sep 4, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Australia, Oceania, solar garden
Neoen finishes development of Tesla Big Battery in Australia
Neoen has successfully expanded the Hornsdale Power Reserve, or else called the Tesla Big Battery, in Australia. If screening works out, Hornsdale can start to function with a broadened remit of artificial inertia solutions, which might have a huge influence on regulatory modifications.
Sep 3, 2020 // Storage, TESLA, Australia, neoen, Oceania, ARENA, Darren Miller, Louis de Sambucy
Victoria takes into consideration 600MW of new renewables to aid drive economic healing
The Australian state of Victoria has started a process to test market interest as well as capacity for brand-new solar, wind and also other renewable energy projects.
Sep 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Victoria, Australia, climate council, Oceania, Clean Energy Council, Kane Thornton, covid-19, Tim Baxter
3D-printed system speeds up solar cell testing from hours to minutes
Tests on brand-new designs for next-gen solar cells can now be done in hrs instead of days thanks to a brand-new system built by scientists at Australia's Monash University, including 3D-printed essential parts.
Sep 2, 2020 // Technology, Australia, solar cell, Oceania, 3D printer, Adam Surmiak
Repositioning Australian roof PV
A University of South Australia research study has shown that solar owners offering electrical energy to the grid ought to position their panels to lessen the inconsistency in between peak usage and height production.
Sep 2, 2020 // Commercial, Residential, Grids, Rooftop PV, Australia, rooftop PV, Oceania, Kirrilie Rowe, OpenSolar, Andrew Birch