Tasmania Energy Efficiency Loans Scheme Gets $10 Million Boost

Installing solar power in Tasmania

Solar Energy Products Popular In TEELS | Image: Mauro Gregori, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Funding for interest-free loans through the TEELS scheme has been doubled after significant interest from Tasmanians wanting to purchase solar power systems.

[Read more…]

Renault EV Batteries To Get Second Life In Solar Battery Systems

Powervault to use Renault EV batteries

Powervault incorporating re-used Renault EV batteries

Renault and Powervault in the UK have announced a partnership whereby Renault electric vehicle batteries will be re-used for home energy storage units, reducing the cost of a Powervault smart battery unit by 30%.

[Read more…]

Electricity Metering Rule Changes Could Boost Solar Battery Uptake

Smart meters and battery storage

Australia’s Smart Meter Revolution About To Get Into Gear? | Image: Christopher Corneschi

Implementation of rule changes in December concerning electricity meters may accelerate the uptake of home battery systems across Australia.

[Read more…]

Bellingen Shire Council Adding More Solar Energy Capacity

Solar panels in Bellingen Shire

Bellingen Shire Council Embracing Solar Power | Image: Public Domain

From bins to building rooftops, Bellingen Shire Council has been getting into solar power in various ways – with more to come.

[Read more…]

New York Snubs “Reckless” Trump With Massive Renewable Energy Initiative

New York state wind and solar power

New York pushing ahead with renewables

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a USD $1.5 billion investment in major renewable energy projects for the state and the forming of an alliance to uphold the aims of the Paris Climate Agreement.

[Read more…]

Gippsland Getting Solar Funding

Solar panels for Yarram, Victoria

Gippsland solar PV projects | Image : Public Domain

Victoria’s Government via the Latrobe Valley Authority is providing funds for a solar power system installation at Yarram Recreation Reserve and other PV projects.

[Read more…]

NASA About To Test Roll Out Solar Array

NASA roll out solar test

Roll Out Solar Array | Image: Deployable Space Systems via NASA

Stowed in the trunk of  SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is an experimental roll-out solar panel array due to be launched today on a Falcon 9 rocket in a mission to the International Space Station.

[Read more…]

Huge Solar Power System For Hospital In Bundaberg

Solar panels for hospital in Bundaberg

“The Friendlies” Going Solar | Image: Friendly Society Private Hospital

The Friendly Society Private Hospital in Bundaberg, Queensland is investing $1 million in solar panels, solar hot water and LED lighting to slash its increasing energy costs.

[Read more…]

Applications For NT’s Home Improvement Scheme Closing

Northern Territory Home Improvement Scheme

Homeowners in the Northern Territory looking to take advantage of HIS vouchers to help finance the installation of solar power systems only have until tomorrow to get their applications submitted.

[Read more…]

70MW Of Solar PV For Telstra

Tesla solar electricity purchase

Telstra Seeking Power Price Protection – Panel background : Lujkin8, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

It’s been reported Australian telecommunications company Telstra will purchase all the electricity generated by a 70MW solar farm to be built near Emerald in Queensland.

[Read more…]