Around 34.5 GW of PV was installed in China in the first three quarters – 1.5 GW more than expected by IHS analysts, who have raised their full-year guidance.
Coal miner Glencore is failing investors in its latest forecasts.
Victorian renters could be able to access rooftop solar power in a new scheme for renters unveiled by Labor leader Daniel Andrews and Lily D’Ambrosio. The announcement, made at Gippsland Solar in the LaTrobe Valley today, would provide $82 million in rebates over 10 years, targeting an initial 50,000 homes.
Australia has slipped from fifth to sixth place in EY’s biannual RECAI, citing “political upheaval” and the appointment of Angus Taylor as federal energy minister. The 52nd edition of the index, released today, has seen little movement among the top 10 countries, with Germany, the UK and Australia all falling one position.
While it has seen a major shift in business and the financial markets with industry seizing the opportunities offered by decarbonization, the Australian government’s green bank has reported a record year of investment in 2017-18 with a total of $2.3 billion allocated for clean energy projects. The CEFC expects to stay on this investment trajectory in the year ahead, signaling potential asset recycling.
Chinese module manufacturer Trina Solar has launched its “all-in-one“ kit in Australia targeting the rooftop solar segment. Its expectations of the Aussie market are high, as the company continues to pursue overseas expansion to ride out the China government policy shake-up.
Looking to set the direction for a smart energy future, the New South Wales government has launched the Emerging Energy Program. As part of the scheme, funding will be provided to support the commercialization of new low-emissions, large-scale power generation and storage projects, as well as underpin feasibility studies to help get new projects off the ground.
By 2021, solar will become one of the most dominant power sources over peak daytime periods, accounting for around a quarter of the National Electricity Market’s power, shows new analysis by Green Energy Markets. The report underlines that solar is currently reducing expensive demand peaks, and is not close to exceeding demand as certain media reports have suggested.
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