About Michael Bloch

Michael caught the solar power bug after purchasing components to cobble together a small off-grid PV system in 2008. He's been reporting on Australian and international solar energy news ever since.

Electricity Price Rise Shock For NSW, SA And SEQLD

Electricity bill increases - NSW, South Australia and South-East Queensland

Victoria and Western Australia had already been delivered bad news on electricity prices. New South Wales, South Australia and South-East Queensland received theirs yesterday. [Read more…]

Cassowary Coast Council Saving Big Bucks With Solar Power

Queensland's Cassowary Coast - solar power

Queensland’s Cassowary Coast Regional Council is pretty pleased with its solar energy savings to date, with more installations on the way. [Read more…]

Victorian Electricity Price Hike, Other States Likely To Follow

Electricity price increases

WA residents have already received bad news on electricity prices, Victorians have now as well and the fate of other states may be revealed today. [Read more…]

New England Solar Farm Battery Construction Kicks Off

New England Solar Farm battery

Construction of New South Wales’ massive New England Solar Farm is well under way, and work on what could ultimately turn out to be a very big battery system has officially started. [Read more…]

Hanwha Helping Bees With Solar Energy

Hanwha Group Solar Beehive

South Korea’s Hanwha Group is giving some bees a helping hand; creating an ideal home for them with the assistance of solar power. [Read more…]

Australian Stand Alone Power System Reform Progresses

Australian Stand-Alone Power System (SAPS) reform

A long-awaited rule change allowing distributor-led stand-alone power systems (SAPS) to become part of Australia’s national electricity system has entered the consultation stage. [Read more…]

LG, SolaX And Opal Storage Battery Recall – Thousands Affected

LG, SolaX Power and Opal Storage battery recall

A recall of certain LG, SolaX Power And Opal Storage battery systems is ongoing, with thousands of at-risk units still to be replaced says the ACCC. [Read more…]

Will PM Albo End The Climate Wars In Australia?

Soon-to-be Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

While the dust is still settling after the election, something that is already clear: Australians want real action on climate change and more support for renewable energy. [Read more…]

Australian Solar Prices: May 2022 Update

SolarQuotes Australian Solar Price ReportĀ  - May 2022

How much were Australians paying for solar power systems in April 2022? Find out in the latest SolarQuotes Australian Solar Price Report. [Read more…]

Camden Cutting Emissions & Grass With Electric Commercial Mower

Electric ride-on lawnmower

Sydney’s Camden Council recently acquired a new EV of sorts – an electric ride-on lawnmower. [Read more…]