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South Australia charged as global leader in renewable energy

South Australia charged as global leader in renewable energy

Tesla’s recent South Australian battery announcement has solidified the state as a world leader in renewable energy. The California-based company will be joined by the Lyon Group in developing some of the world’s largest lithium ion battery facilities in the same Australian state – two different projects separated by about 135km. Tesla’s battery installation will […]

Global Solar Council Selects New CEO, Jodie Roussell

Global Solar Council Selects New CEO, Jodie Roussell

The Global Solar Council has selected Jodie Roussell to be the Council’s new Chief Executive Officer. Roussell will assume the new role on 1 August 2017. The Global Solar Council represents national and regional solar associations, and the leading global corporations operating in solar, across an industry that now employs over 3 million people worldwide. […]

ADBA calls for sector support from new Government

ADBA calls for sector support from new Government

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), has congratulated Prime Minister Theresa May on forming a new Government, but called for swift action to overcome uncertainty and assist the AD sector in boosting the economy, creating jobs and ensuring security of energy supply. AD is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective solution […]

STA sounds deployment alarm as solar hits ‘crunch point’

STA sounds deployment alarm as solar hits ‘crunch point’

The STA has published a summary of current solar deployment at a major crunch point for the solar industry. This was reported in national media over the Easter weekend. The data shows that this year, solar retrofits on existing homes amounted to the equivalent of one roof per MP constituency per week, and the equivalent […]

Bioenergy gets graphic with new illustrated guide to the subject

Bioenergy gets graphic with new illustrated guide to the subject

In a unique collaboration between artists and researchers working at the cutting-edge of bioenergy, the graphic novel aims to answer some of the big questions such as what is bioenergy, does growing biofuel compete with growing food, and does bioenergy really reduce greenhouse gas emissions? It is aimed at a general audience: a handy and […]

Turning sunshine into liquid gold

Turning sunshine into liquid gold

Tiny metalic-gold particles are being used to convert sunlight into fuel. The technology is being developed in South Australia to store solar energy as an alternative to battery storage. Researchers from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with a number of international institutions, have converted solar energy directly into chemical energy in […]

“Remove barriers for energy storage” industry asks

“Remove barriers for energy storage” industry asks

Responding to Ofgem’s call for evidence on A Smart, Flexible Energy System, which closed on Thursday, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the Government to remove all barriers to deployment of energy storage. Following substantial recent reductions in costs associated with storage – especially lithium-ion batteries – the industry are ready now to […]

STA score solar thermal win

STA score solar thermal win

Following a concerted effort by the Solar Trade Association (STA) the Government has dropped plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The STA provided clear evidence and galvanized strong stakeholder opposition to the proposals during a consultation launched in March; 92% of respondents opposed the changes. The internationally proven technology will […]

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Ecotricity submits rival Green Gas applications at Fracking sites

Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the shale gas industry by submitting planning applications for rival Green Gas Mills on proposed fracking sites. The company has put in Green Gas Mill applications at two fracking sites in Lancashire: Preston New Road, rejected by Lancashire Council, but then approved by the government over the heads of […]

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