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Online network maps to boost renewables

Mon, 20 October 2014 ARENA will provide $425,000 funding to create online maps of electricity network constraints to inform investments and increase the use of renewables.

Save Solar campaign reaches critical point

Mon, 20 October 2014 In the lead up to Federal Parliament resuming next week, the Australian Solar Council is calling on industry and the community to write to local MPs urging them to support solar energy.

Industry focus on the RET at All-Energy

Fri, 17 October 2014 The RET and the state of carbon were the focus at the final plenary session of All-Energy 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, after two days of discussion, debate and networking.

It’s sink or swim for utilities

Fri, 17 October 2014 Vulcan Energy Managing Director Rob Campbell discusses the benefits of residential storage and the opportunity and potential for networks in a future of decentralised energy production.

First Positive Quality manufacturer announced

Fri, 17 October 2014 The Australian Solar Council has announced that Yingli Solar is the first PV manufacturer to successfully pass its Positive Quality inspection program.

Solar for remote NT communities

Fri, 17 October 2014 A $55 million project funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Northern Territory Government will see 30 communities in the Northern Territory benefit from solar power.

ARENA support for Aus bioenergy

Fri, 10 October 2014 The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is providing $360,000 to Bioenergy Australia for its participation in a global research and knowledge agenda for bioenergy.

The death spiral revisited

Thu, 9 October 2014 In this article from the October 2014 edition of EcoGeneration, Clean Energy Council Strategic Policy Manager Tim Sonnreich investigates the death spiral argument and the place for a centralised grid in Australia’s energy future.

Critical lessons in wind farm construction

Thu, 9 October 2014 Downer has provided the balance of plant electrical and civil contracting works for 15 Australian wind farms. In this article from the October 2014 edition of EcoGeneration, the company shares some key insights from 13 years in wind farm construction.

Energy savings hindered by business

Thu, 9 October 2014 Green Global Solutions CEO Bob Sharon will address All-Energy Australia 2014 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15-16 October to discuss how energy savings are being hindered by big business.

Green Cities 2015 registrations open

Thu, 9 October 2014 Registration is open for Green Cities 2015, to be held from 17-19 March 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, Victoria.

Consumer groups tell PM to save the RET

Wed, 8 October 2014 Australian consumer and community groups have called on the Federal Government to leave the Renewable Energy Target unchanged to keep power prices down and allow the policy to create employment opportunities.

Rooftop solar for Vic college

Wed, 8 October 2014 Mazenod College will install a 270 kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic system at its campus in Mulgrave, Victoria.

INDUSTRY NEWS: Vic Save Solar Forum this Thursday

Tue, 7 October 2014 As part of its campaign to save the Renewable Energy Target, the Australian Solar Council will host the Deakin Save Solar Forum on 9 October in Ringwood, Victoria.

TRAINING: Upcoming technical inverter workshops

Tue, 7 October 2014 Fronius are hosting upcoming technical inverter workshops in Victoria and South Australia.

PROJECTS: Solar for Yass fertiliser manufacturer

Tue, 7 October 2014 A 100 kilowatt rooftop solar system will be installed at Martins Fertilizers in Yass, New South Wales.

Managing peak demand with battery storage

Fri, 3 October 2014 In 2012, SP AusNet initiated the Grid Energy Storage System trial to explore the potential of a large embedded generation system using battery storage, to manage network peak demand and defer network upgrades at a fringe-of-grid in Victoria.

PROJECTS: Australian Conservation Foundation walks the walk with solar

Fri, 3 October 2014 As part of its efforts to demonstrate sustainability in commercial buildings, the Australian Conservation Foundation has installed a 15 kilowatt solar PV system at its offices at 60L in Carlton, Victoria.

Exhibitors schowcase new technology at All-Energy 2014

Thu, 2 October 2014 Energy efficiency will be a key focus at the All-Energy 2014 conference and exhibition later this month, with many exhibitors showcasing solutions to minimise energy usage in the home and at work.

Solar for WA wastewater treatment plant

Thu, 2 October 2014 The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has commissioned its largest solar PV installation to date with the switching on of more than 2,500 square metres of ground-mounted flat panel solar photovoltaic cells.

Q&A with Terry Kallis

Thu, 2 October 2014 Kallis & Co Principal Terry Kallis has more than 30 years’ experience in the renewable energy industry. EcoGeneration caught up with him to discuss his experiences in that time and his outlook for the future of Australia’s renewable energy sector in this interview from the October 2014 edition.

East Timor solar plan nominated for award

Thu, 2 October 2014 The Alternative Technology Association has been named a finalist in the Google Australia Impact Challenge for its plans to create a sustainable solar industry in East Timor.

Solar campaign print ads launched

Thu, 2 October 2014 Newspaper ads to promote the Clean Energy Council’s solar selfies campaign have been published this week.

CSP with Thermal Energy Storage

Thu, 25 September 2014 US-based SolarReserve was established to commercialise molten salt technology for concentrating solar thermal power applications. SolarReserve's Daniel Thompson explains the technology and its potential in Australia in this article from the October 2014 edition of EcoGeneration.

GBCA backs Future Green Leader

Thu, 25 September 2014 The Green Building Council of Australia has named dwp Suters National Sustainability Manager Rory Martin as the 2014 Future Green Leader.

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