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.

Nillumbik Solar Farm Up For Initial Community Comment

Nillumbik Shire Council solar farm

A proposed solar farm project for Victoria’s Nillumbik Shire has taken another step forward with the recent commencement of community consultation. [Read more…]

Yes, You Can Still Get Solar Panels Installed In Melbourne

Solar power in Melbourne and COVID-19

There’s a tough six weeks ahead again for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire residents, but those booked in to have solar panels installed or considering going solar should be able to proceed with their plans. [Read more…]

Neoen Addressing Windradyne Solar Farm Concerns

Windradyne Solar Farm

Renewable energy developer Neoen has been keen to get cracking on community engagement for a new proposed solar power project in New South Wales. [Read more…]

Another Solar Rollout For Central Coast Council

More solar for Central Coast Council

Image source: Central Coast Council

New South Wales’ Central Coast Council will be saving bigger bucks on electricity through the installation of thousands more solar panels across its assets. [Read more…]

Community Renewables Consultation A Success

Helen Haines - Community Renewable Energy

A public consultation to help inform the design of a blueprint for locally-owned renewables in regional Australia attracted plenty of interest. [Read more…]

SA Motorists Eyeing Electric Cars

Electric car interest in South Australia

A recent survey has revealed a large proportion of drivers in South Australia are considering an electric car for their next motor vehicle purchase. [Read more…]

Solar Powered Disaster Management Trailer For Rockhampton

Solar powered disaster management trailer

In Queensland, Rockhampton Regional Council’s disaster management trailer is about to hit the road; offering important services powered by solar energy. [Read more…]

Australian Solar Systems Interest Index – July 2020

Australian solar power report covering June 2020

Results from June indicate PV systems larger than 6kW are continuing to be increasingly popular among Australia’s prospective home solar buyers. [Read more…]

REC Scores Intersolar Award 2020 For Alpha 

REC Alpha solar panel

The REC Alpha solar panel has won an Intersolar Award in the photovoltaics category, the second time REC Group has won the coveted award. [Read more…]

Winaico Boosts Solar Panel Product Warranty 

Winaico solar panel warranty

Eligible purchasers of Winaico solar panels in Australia and a bunch of other countries will be able to take advantage of the company’s free extended product warranty program for selected panels. [Read more…]