Posts By Michael Bloch On SolarQuotes

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.

Eclipse To Dim Australian Skies And Solar Energy Output

Solar eclipse electricity system impact in Australia

With solar power playing a bigger role in Australia’s energy mix, what impact will today’s eclipse have on our electricity systems? [Read more…]

CBA Launches Green Asset Finance Solutions For Businesses

Green finance from the Commonwealth Bank

A new green asset finance solution on offer from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for businesses is providing a discount of up to 1 per cent off the standard rate for qualifying equipment. [Read more…]

Kempsey Cranking On Climate Action With Power Partnership

Kempsey Council Power Partnership

New South Wales’ Kempsey Shire Council has announced it has joined the ranks of the Cities Power Partnership (CPP), a collaborative network of local governments across Australia dedicated to combating climate change and achieving a zero-emissions future. [Read more…]

Australia’s Solahart Celebrates A Million Solar Panels

Solahart - one million solar panels

The Solahart name is usually associated with solar hot water – but the company also offers PV solar panels under the Solahart brand and has just hit a significant milestone in this arena. [Read more…]

Westpac Gets Behind Victoria’s Rangebank Big Battery

Victoria's Rangebank big battery

Australian “Big 4” bank Westpac announced yesterday it’s one of the lead financiers for the delivery of Victoria’s huge Rangebank Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). [Read more…]

Griffith University Racking Up More Solar Panels

Griffith University Logan campus solar panels

Griffith University is continuing on its sustainability journey with the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of five Logan campus buildings – and there will be more to come. [Read more…]

Zero Solar Export Limit Crackdown On The Horizon

Rules on zero export limits for solar power systems

The Australian Energy Regulator has released its final say on the imposition of static zero export limits on grid-connected solar power systems. [Read more…]

*Another* Tesla Powerwall Price Drop In Australia

April 2023 Tesla Powerwall price reduction

A nice surprise for Australian home battery buyers hankering after a Powerwall – Tesla has announced another price reduction; and it’s not just a token amount. [Read more…]

Plibersek Spruiks Australia’s Renewables Superpower Potential

Tanya Plibersek - renewable energy

Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek spent part of her Easter Break spruiking the Albanese Government’s progress on renewable energy. [Read more…]

Liddell Power Station: The End Is (Really) Nigh

Liddell Power Station

First switched on back in 1971, coal- fired clunker Liddell Power Station will very soon be switched off for good. So, what impact will this have on electricity prices? Will there be blackouts? [Read more…]

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