More Victorian Hospitals Going Solar

East Gippsland Health Service - Solar Energy

East Grampians Health Service (EGHS) has recently had solar panels installed at Willaura Healthcare and PV installation at its Ararat campus starts very soon. [Read more…]

Australian Renewable Energy Agency To Run Out Of Cash Soon

Australian Renewable Energy Agency

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will reportedly run out of money for new projects around the middle of this year. The Australia Institute says the organisation should be re-funded. [Read more…]

Thinner Solar Cells = Even Cheaper Solar Panels?

Thinner solar cells

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) believe thinner solar cells are the key to even cheaper solar panels and scaling up production. [Read more…]

Loddon Shire Council To Decide On Solar Farm

Bendigo solar farm

Image: BayWa r.e

A meeting of Loddon Shire councillors this afternoon may decide the fate of a proposed BayWa r.e. solar energy project not far from Bendigo in Victoria. [Read more…]

Solar Panels Installed For Kimberley Coast Community

Solar energy - Bidyadanga

Image: Google Earth

160kW of solar capacity has been installed on the rooftops of several community buildings in the remote community of Bidyadanga. [Read more…]

Better Batteries With Relectrify’s BMS+Inverter

Relectrify BMS+Inverter

Not quite as sleek as the Tesla Powerpack – but interesting tech.

Melbourne-based Relectrify has officially launched a battery management system (BMS) it says can boost lithium-ion battery service life by as much a third and reduce cost by up to half compared to other market-leading tech. [Read more…]

More Off-Grid Solar + Energy Storage For The Bush?

Off grid solar power

Image: Horizon Power

The bushfire crisis has some electricity distributors thinking more about utilising solar power and battery storage. [Read more…]

Scumbags Steal Solar Panels From Fire Lookout Tower

Solar panel theft

Low-life, degenerate pus buckets have stolen solar panels that could help save lives from a site near Gympie in Queensland. [Read more…]

JinkoSolar Boasts Bifacial Panel Conversion Efficiency Record

JinkoSolar bifacial solar panels

Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar has staked a claim for achieving the highest conversion efficiency in bifacial panels to date. [Read more…]

SA Energy Minister Praises Bonney Big Battery

Lake Bonney big battery

Lake Bonney Battery Energy Storage System – (artist’s impression via Infigen Energy)

South Australia’s Minister for Energy and Mining Dan “The Battery Man” van Holst Pellekaan is pretty excited about Infigen Energy’s Lake Bonney big battery. [Read more…]