The Bangalow Bowling and Sports Club is the most recent community organisation to benefit from a no-interest loan scheme for solar.
With Electric vehicle (EV) use on the rise, the possibility of a fossil fuel future when cars are solar-powered, is drawing ever closer.
Australians have now experienced some of the devastating impacts of what a global heating of just one degree looks like. We must decarbonise our economy, and the earlier we do this, the less painful and costly it is going to be.
More than one-third of Australians are locked out of access to clean energy from the sun because they rent, live in apartments, have unsuitable rooftops, or cannot afford the upfront cost of solar panels.
Solar advocates have spoken out about the consumer watchdog’s renewed call for an end to a federal subsidy scheme for small-scale solar projects.
Thinking about going off grid? ‘Do it!’, says local filmmaker David Lowe.
Two hundred tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions will be saved each year at the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre in Murwillumbah thanks to the installation of a 486-panel solar system.
New data has confirmed 2018 as a spectacular year for solar in Australia, with a total of 3,775 megawatts (MW) installed of large- and small-scale solar installed over the 12 month period – a near tripling of 2017 installations. And things are not about to cool down.
The Republican mayor who transformed his struggling Californian city into the ‘solar capital of the universe’ has just been confirmed to visit Australia to inspire local councils to join the global renewable energy revolution.
The roll-out of large-scale solar power in Queensland – and the continuing rapid uptake of rooftop solar by homes and businesses – is starting to have an impact on electricity prices in the state, even sending them into negative territory in the middle of the day.
Have you thought of getting solar? Byron Shire is one of five areas in Australia that has been selected to take part in a feasibility study to see if it could be a suitable location for a solar garden.
Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) today announced the official opening of the Greening of the Stadium project at Lismore Basketball Stadium.
Over 100 sun lovers stood in the rain yesterday to celebrate Lismore Community Solar and the long awaited launch of Australia’s largest floating solar farm at the East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant.
The North Coast is set to become one of five renewable-energy ‘superpowers’ in NSW that could replace the state’s five coal-burning power stations by 2030, a new report by the Nature Conservation Council has found.
Lee Cass, Byron Bay. A warning to people wanting to go with solar power: comparing quotes and systems is a bit like comparing mobile phone plans with their many variables. I am trying to figure out how long it would... Read More →
Lismore City Council’s Lismore Community Solar project is now up and running with the first solar farm installed and generating energy on the roof of the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre.
Mullumbimby’s own Spaghetti Circus will be enjoying energy from the sun when their new solar panels are installed thanks to COREM.
A leading UK-based solar farm developer has received approval for its first 140MW solar farm in Queensland, and intends to bypass Australia’s major electricity utilities and sell the output from its growing portfolio of projects to the spot market.
Australia’s principal energy markets policy maker has waved through a rule change that could accelerate the use of battery storage to provide grid stability as more renewables enter the market. But the decision may reinforce the dominance of the big fossil fuel utilities.
At RenewEconomy’s Energy Disruption conference in Sydney this week there were lots of talk, lots of slides, lots of ideas about the future of the country’s energy system. It’s quite clear, as AGL Energy boss Andy Vesey admitted, that nothing will stay the same.
Lee Cass, Byron Bay. In the Echo of March 9, Jeremy Holmes, Elements’ project manager, is reported as saying that the proposed train will be converted to ‘solar powered electric operation.’ This is a change from the term previously used by Elements and the one announced on Channel Ten news last year about a solar train for Byron Bay, which many people believe is coming.
Last week, leading lights of the global fossil power industry gathered at a conference in Houston, Texas, for CERA, known in the sector as the ‘Davos of Energy’. They reportedly got the shock of their professional careers.
The West Australian government appears to have overcome years of institutionalised resistance and recognised that the state’s energy future will be built around solar energy.
Ever heard of the expression ‘grid parity’? It’s the term coined to describe the point when electricity generated from rooftop solar panels is cheaper than power purchased from the grid.
While Tony Abbott was in South Australia assuring the state’s Party faithful that his 2030 emissions target was both economically and environmentally responsible, an interesting thing was happening over in the nation’s west.