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.

ARENA’s New Funding: Reactions

ARENA funding

The Morrison Government yesterday announced new long term funding for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency – and an expanded focus that includes dabbling in fossil fuels. [Read more…]

Solar Project For Bedourie And Birdsville Progresses

Solar power in Birdsville and Bedourie

Queensland’s Diamantina Shire Council is getting ready to spend its Building Our Regions cash on dozens of solar power systems. [Read more…]

Australian Solar Installer Doing Good Overseas

GI Energy - solar power

A little solar can go a long way – and Australian solar installation firm GI Energy has been helping change lives for the better in Cambodia by giving families the power to harness the energy of the sun. [Read more…]

New Energy Tech Consumer Code Authorised – BNPL Lives On

New Energy Tech Consumer Code

A new consumer code for retailers of ‘new energy tech’ products such as solar panels, batteries and EV charging systems has been authorised by the Australian Competition Tribunal, with conditions. [Read more…]

Malabou Limited SolarImmersion PV Diverter Recall

SolarImmersion MKIV power diverters recall

An electrical safety recall notice has been issued for SolarImmersion MKIV power diverters. [Read more…]

OECD: Make COVID-19 Recovery Greener

OECD Green Recovery

While applauding some efforts to build back better as part of COVID-19 economic recovery, the OECD is concerned by the level of “non-green” stimulus spending such as fossil fuel investments. [Read more…]

Next Step For New Zealand’s Largest Solar Project

Hawke’s Bay Airport and solar energy

The technical partner has been confirmed for the next stage of Hawke’s Bay Airport’s proposed 10MW solar farm project. [Read more…]

Solar Panels For Schools In Regional Western Australia

Solar Schools - Western Australia

Image source: Horizon Power

30 regional public schools throughout Western Australia are to have solar panels installed under a $5 million McGowan Government program. [Read more…]

Solar Analytics Offering Smarter Inverter Control Solutions In SA

Solar Analytics and Sungrow inverters

Solar Analytics has teamed up with Sungrow to provide smart inverter solutions that comply with South Australian regulations and protocols for new solar power systems. [Read more…]

NZ Labour Commits To Accelerated Renewables Target

Jacinda Ardern - renewable energy

In the lead-up to next month’s election, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has committed to bringing forward the country’s 100 percent renewable electricity generation target five years to 2030. [Read more…]

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