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.

Lilium Electric Jet Project Progresses

Lilium Electric VTOL (eVTOL) Jet

Seeking to address the regional mobility market, this 7-seater vertical take-off and landing electric jet could be flying commercially in just a few years. [Read more…]

City Of Greater Geelong Eyes Net Zero Emissions Community-Wide

City of Greater Geelong zero emissions

The City Of Greater Geelong’s ambitious Draft Climate Change Response Plan includes a target of zero net emissions by 2035 for the entire community. [Read more…]

Enphase Q2 Results And IQ8 Microinverter Update

Enphase results and IQ8 microinverter status

Microinverter and battery storage manufacturer Enphase Energy reported another pretty good quarter. But what the fans (well, this guy anyway) really want to know isĀ  – where the bloody hell is the IQ 8? [Read more…]

More SA Home Battery Scheme Subsidy Changes Ahead

SA Home Battery Scheme subsidy

South Australians considering installing a home battery may want to make a purchase decision soon (but carefully). [Read more…]

NSW, VIC, SA Solar Installation Status Update

COVID and solar installations

Solar installers in South Australia and Victoria have a busy time ahead, catching up on installations after lockdown. [Read more…]

Another Callide Power Station Unit Back To PollutingĀ 

Callide Power Station - Queensland

A third generating unit of Queensland’s black coal-burning Callide Power Station returned to service yesterday. [Read more…]

CommBank Expands Low-Interest Green Loan Facility

Commbank Green Loan

More Commonwealth Bank home loan customers wanting to go solar but without the up-front cash to do are now eligible for the bank’s Green Loan. [Read more…]

People Power And Shoalhaven Solar Farm

Shoalhaven Solar Farm - Repower Shoalhaven

Site works have kicked off for New South Wales’ Shoalhaven Solar Farm, a project driven by community group Repower Shoalhaven. [Read more…]

Waverley Council Sets 2030 Net Zero Emissions Target

Waverley Council net zero emissions

New South Wales’ Waverley Council committed to bringing forward its zero carbon emissions target by 20 years at its meeting last week. [Read more…]

SA’s Walkerville Council Saving A Bundle With Solar

Town of Walkerville solar installation

Adelaide’s Walkerville Council looks set to achieve rapid payback on a solar power project. [Read more…]