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Weekend read: Perovskites move into production

Perovskites remain a great hope for the future of the solar industry, once the possibilities of tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) and heterojunction PV have been exhausted. A look at the latest perovskite research shows that industry optimism is built on a strong foundation.

Registrations open for 6 GW renewable energy tender

Registration is now open for the first national tender in the Australian government’s Capacity Investment Scheme that is seeking 32 GW of additional renewable energy generation and dispatchable storage capacity by 2030 to support the nation’s clean energy transition.

Guide plots path to enhanced land productivity on solar farms

A New South Wales community group has launched a guide it says provides a framework that will enable solar farms developers to improve biodiversity on project sites and build trust in neighbouring communities without compromising PV generation capacity.

Helicopter does heavy lifting for 1.75 MW rooftop solar install

Access issues and time constraints prompted the developers of a 1.75 MW PV system that now sits atop an industrial warehouse in western Sydney to employ a helicopter to lift the thousands of solar panels onto the roof.

South Australian teams with California on clean energy ambitions

The South Australian and California state governments have signed an historic agreement that will see them work together on advancing the clean energy transition and the integration of renewable energies, including green hydrogen, into their respective grids.

Solar windows, flexible film and PV paint tipped to provide power of future

More than half of Australia’s electricity demand is expected to be met by solar by 2050 but not as we know it with an industry expert tipping solar windows, photovoltaic paint, printed film, and more efficient tandem cells will play a key role.

Textile mill turns to 1 MW rooftop PV system to combat energy costs

Power solutions provider and manufacturer Quality Energy has completed the installation of a 1 MW rooftop PV system that will provide almost 30% of the annual electrical energy demand at an advanced textile manufacturing site at Wangaratta in regional Victoria.

Ingeteam trots out ‘Australian first’ inverter tech at Aldoga Solar Farm

Renewable energy developer Acciona Energia has tapped fellow Spanish company Ingeteam to provide its power conversion and control technology for the 380 MW Aldoga Solar Farm being constructed in Queensland.

Paper identifies NEM-WEM interconnector to support shift to renewables

A high-voltage interconnector linking Australia’s eastern and western electricity grids would optimise the generation-storage mix for a minimum-cost solution as the nation transitions from a fossil-fuel-dependent economy to one based on renewable energy, according to a new paper.


Elgin gets green light for biggest solar and storage project to date

A 150 MW solar farm and a 250 MWh battery energy storage system proposed for Victoria’s Central Highlands by British renewables developer Elgin Energy has won planning approval from the state government.

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