A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

It’s just over one month since the Hornsdale power reserve was officially opened in South Australia. The excitement surrounding the project has generated acres of media interest, both locally and abroad.

Yes, South Australia’s battery is massive, but it can do much more besides

Last Friday, the “world’s largest” lithium-ion battery was officially opened in South Australia. Tesla’s much anticipated “mega-battery” made the 100 days or it’s free deadline, after a week of testing and commissioning.

German custom authorities uncovers fraud involving solar modules from China

More than €30 million in anti-dumping and countervailing duties could have been circumvented by a German company importing modules from China, according to the German custom authorities.

Solar rushes in to re-light hope in Puerto Rico

With more than 95% of Puerto Ricans without power, the U.S. solar industry is coming to the aid of the battered island.

Enel breaks ground on 137.7 MW solar plant in South Australia

The $157 million project will be built with 420,000 multicrystalline modules mounted on single-axis tracker near Port Augusta.

Adani to begin work on 170 MW Australia project

A unit of Indian conglomerate Adani will start building the first 65 MW phase of a planned 170 MW solar installation in the Australian state of Queensland by the end of this year.

Australian states outpacing feds with solar, wind plans — report

Australia’s states and territories have taken the lead in the country’s push to deploy renewables such as solar, as well as storage, despite a lack of action at the federal level, according to a new report.

Australia urged to aim for 100% renewables by 2030s

One of the world’s leading climate experts says Australia needs to aim for 100 per cent renewables within two decades as part of its efforts to meet climate targets, and it stands to reap enormous economic – and environmental – benefits if it does.

Shell receives approval for 250 MW PV plant in Australia

Multinational oil company Shell is reportedly assessing the viability of a planned 250 MW solar power plant in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Australia, having received approval for the project from the local council.

Australia: AEMC shies away from “solar tax”

Although proposed in the report’s draft, the Australian Energy Market Commission’s final report on the Distribution Market Model does not mention imposition of charges for export of energy from distributed generators.