Trump Seeks To Expand And Boost Solar Tariff

Trump solar tariffs

U.S President Donald Trump wants to up punitive tariffs on imported solar panels and cells next year – blaming bifacial modules. [Read more…]

Australian Solar Systems Interest Index – October 2020

Australian home solar energy interest in September 2020

A greater proportion of Australians using the SolarQuotes service were interested in installing bigger PV systems last month, and getting their solar panels installed sooner. [Read more…]

Solar Company Fined For Fake Reviews

Solar company fined for fake testimonials

A solar installation company has been whacked with a fine of $6,000 for publishing fake testimonials on its website. [Read more…]

Scania Tinkering With Solar Truck Trailers

Scania solar truck trailer

Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania says it will develop a trailer clad in solar cells to help power a plug-in hybrid truck. [Read more…]

Another Rooftop Solar DC Isolator Up In Smoke

Rooftop solar panel fire

Image: FRNSW

A problem child of solar installations – rooftop DC isolators – are continuing to demonstrate why they should no longer be required. [Read more…]

TAI Goes Into Bat For Australian Solar Households

Proposed solar export charges

The Australia Institute (TAI) has said proposed rule changes that would allow electricity distribution networks to charge households with solar PV for exporting electricity would be unfair unless they were also being paid fair revenue for the benefits they provide. [Read more…]

Tweed Shire Council’s Wind/Solar Energy PPA Kicks In

Tweed Shire Council solar energy

New South Wales’ Tweed Shire Council has commenced a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement that will see more than half its electricity for larger sites being generated by wind and solar farms. [Read more…]

ClearVue Scores First South American Order For Solar Glass

ClearVue PV solar windows

Australia’s ClearVue Technologies has announced the company has received its first South American order for solar glass, which will be used for projects in Brazil. [Read more…]

In A Fight Between COVID And Climate Change, Which Would Win?

AXA Future Risks report

AXA’s seventh edition of its Future Risks Report states climate change has been knocked from the no.1 spot this year. No prizes for guessing what took its place. [Read more…]

Temporary Electricity Bill Relief For Western Australians

WA electricity bill credit

Western Australia’s McGowan Government announced yesterday it is providing every household in the state a one-off $600 credit on their residential electricity bills. [Read more…]