Solar power for trams on track

Construction is about to start on Victoria’s largest solar farm, with predicted capacity to supply around 30,000 households – and Melbourne’s iconic tram network. The 88 MW (AC) 110MW (DC) Bannerton Solar Park, at Almas Almonds near Robinvale in far north-west Victoria is being backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corp. CEFC CEO Ian Learmonth [...] continue reading

Scotland fires on turbine power

Ideal weather conditions this month have enabled wind turbines in Scotland to generate enough energy to power the entire country. WWF Scotland has released data that showed wind turbines in Scotland provided 86,467MWh of electricity to the UK National Grid on October 2, more than twice the consumption of Scotland’s homes, business and industry. WWF said [...] continue reading

deX could be power source game-changer

Footscray-based solar energy business MIL-Solar has welcomed the pilot program for a decentralised energy exchange in Australia – and is keen to be involved with its new Eclipse smart grid inverter. The exchange concept – deX – was launched by Melbourne-based energy tech startup GreenSync earlier this year, then late last month the Australian Renewable […]

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Irma shines positive light on household solar PV

US economic experts have estimated the cost of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Florida this month will reach US$52 billion – but there may be a silver lining in the aftermath for the solar power industry. Irma smashed into Florida in the early hours of September 10, cutting off power to about 6.7 million people. The [...] continue reading

Global energy group tips huge jump in solar PV use

Solar PV sources will provide around a third of the world’s electricity needs by 2050, according to a key report by global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL. The report predicts that by then 85 per cent of the world’s energy needs will be met by renewables. According to DNV GL’s modelling of [...] continue reading