Global coal generation fell by a record amount in 2019, while COVID-19 may cause bigger fall in 2020

Short- and long-term impacts of the pandemic on electricity markets are still unclear.

Jemalong solar farm starts construction largely unaffected by Covid-19

One of the largest solar projects scheduled to break ground this year has moved into the construction phase mostly unaffected by Covid-19 disruption.

More postponements due to Covid-19

The list of clean energy industry events put on hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak is lengthening.

JinkoSolar secures credit line for Australian business

The module giant has signed a one-year $37 million line of credit agreement with the National Australia Bank.

Windlab lands loan to manage through project delays

The developer has secured a $20 million loan from Squadron Energy and Federation Asset Management, as it continues to struggle with connection delays on its Kennedy solar-wind-battery park.

Covid-19 to wreck economics of new solar and wind projects

While the full extent of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemics on the renewable energy market is yet to reveal itself, Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy predicts new solar and wind projects will grind to a halt this year and experience a ripple effect in the years beyond as currencies across the globe continue to fall against the US dollar.

AEMO: Lessons learned about VPP market participation

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has published its first knowledge sharing report under its landmark virtual power plant (VPP) demonstrations program, which is intended to provide insights into the scalability and network services potential of VPPs. The report details how the South Australia-based Tesla-Energy Locals VPP responded to price signals and frequency level and helps further understand the benefits consumers can have from participating in VPPs.

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Swansea University to install Redflow battery at its solar classroom

The British university will use Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries at its Active Building demonstrator – an award-winning classroom that generates, stores and releases solar energy at the point of use.

Enphase Energy expands Australian distribution network

The California-based energy technology company has expanded its partnership with Rexel Group to include Australia-wide distribution.

Committee dismisses calls to use climate funds for coal plant upgrades

A push by lobbyists to access the federal government’s Climate Solutions Fund in order to cover the cost of upgrades that would extend the operational life of coal-fired generators has been rejected by the independent Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee.

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