Solar energy

Exporting China’s green growth to the world

Green development has been 'the inevitable choice for China' – which shrewdly built a renewables industry ahead of a domestic market – but can it be a model for the rest of the world?

The rise of solar co-ops

In the US, solar cooperatives are helping independently-owned solar integrators share best practices, allowing homeowners to install PV systems more economically, and giving renters a simple way to join the solar revolution.

The realpolitik behind China's renewables push

State power has nurtured the wind and solar industries to the point Chinese firms now stride the world stage. But climate change does not really figure in Beijing's renewables push.

Britain's stellar solar quarter

Driven by the ground-mounted segment, Britain installed a massive 1.1 GW in solar in the three months to March, rocketing the nation's solar capacity to 4.46 GW.

Solar can bring a bright energy future – even in the UK

Despite its reputation as a cloudy country, with just its roof space Britain would far outstrip the UK's annual power consumption of 36 GW.

Signs of a rebound: Renewables' strong first quarter

An increasing share of small-scale solar in overall investment and the expansion of clean energy capital flows to more emerging economies has delivered a 10 per cent first quarter lift for global renewables.

Solar's silver year in the US

New data shows solar was second for capacity additions in the US last year, jumping dramatically, while wind predictably dropped sharply.

Germany's renewed path, JA's trade jump

The week in clean energy saw Germany opt for a third way for renewables development, JA Solar eye a trade-barrier loophole, and EU carbon advance again.

Solar thermal delivers low-cost pool power

Newcastle pool project demonstrates thermal's off-grid potential: ARENA.

How 'clusters' could drive the next off-grid wave

For many Australians, winter electricity demand is similar to summer demand, making stand-alone power more problematic. But 'infrastructure clusters' will make it increasingly viable.

Enphase eyes Aussie microinverter market

New managing director eyes 'aggressive' strategy.

Malaysian utility to build 50MW solar plant

Development bank signs power purchase agreement.

The end of Germany's grassroots transition

Germany’s latest Energiewende reforms are a step towards giving renewables back to corporations.

Trina Solar estimates lower Q1 shipments

Shipments down 100 MW on EU rules, maintains full-year guidance.

RAA to 'set solar record straight'

Information portal to lay out key facts for national debate.

Aussie solar-tech firm wins China contract

RayGen's concentrated PV in $60 million investment and distribution deal.

Greens call for Vic solar help

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Fund to help homes and businesses get panels 'for no money down'.

Call for solar survey participation

Institute seeks businesses to contribute data for 'PV in Australia' reports.

Firm launches 'world first' solar mapping tool

Nearmap imagery able to attach 1000 panel templates to rooftop images.

EU backs duties on Chinese solar glass imports

Member nations clear anti-dumping duties of 17-42 per cent: report