Solar energy

Redflow completes large-scale storage trial

'Successful' process puts company in line for milestone payment.

Yingli drops manufacturing cost below 50c barrier

Chinese maker becomes third to breach mark after 6% drop.

Solar Council reaches funding target

Industry group pockets $170,000 for RET campaign.

Asia-Pacific top 5 to dominate solar's second half

A late utility-scale surge from China is set to strengthen the leading position of the Asia-Pacific region in driving global PV demand, although Australia's contribution will dip.

The New England city running at 100% renewable

The recent acquisition of a hydro plant by Burlingham means Vermont's largest city can now get all its power from wind, water and biomass.

Germany unveils record battery plant

Gym-sized plant continent's largest; to support renewable deployment.

ARENA releases stocktake of renewables grid integration

Stocktake to detail 176 projects.

Weighing doomsday predictions for security of supply

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Could the coal fleet become like a second car, sitting idly by for a rainy day? And what happens on that fateful day, when we need a few of these old clunkers to work, and they don't?

Origin weighs renewables abroad

Utility keen to avoid subsidy-policy 'grief'.

The PV path to solar baseload at Port Augusta

Alinta Energy was right to eliminate hybridisation of solar thermal with coal at its potentially pioneering Port Augusta site. But what about hybridising solar with solar?

India looks offshore; more Scottish jitters

The week in clean energy saw the Scottish vote inject doubt into projects north and south of the border while India announced it was weighing a 1GW offshore wind target.

RET offer 'next week'

Coalition to approach Labor; Shorten defends scheme.

Does - REBATE TO BE SLASHED! - boost solar sales?

The latest solar sales data is in - so are customers responding to threats about the end of the rebate? And is it a fair claim, anyway, given the Senate is saying the Warburton Review is 'dead on arrival' and should 'go in the bin'?

Solar to accelerate switch to 'Big Asia'

Industry analyst Solarbuzz predicts India, China, and Japan will lead PV demand growth rates over the next five years, with the US outlook also strong. But the risk of market collapses persist.

RayGen wins solar boost from Chinese partner

Aussie concentrated PV firm has China pipeline fast-tracked; 10 MW plant 'by 2016'.

How to get renewable energy into the grid – without losing power

The technology to ensure steady power amid rising renewables is mostly available – just energy storage looms as the final challenge.

Shorten 'bins' Warburton: Where to next?

Bill Shorten has echoed Mark Butler, saying the Warburton recommendations 'belong in the bin'. It narrows the field of what's possible, pointing to a tricky target-date extension.

Pro-RET radio ads launched

Climate Institute begins final part of renewables campaign.

Solar Council launches storage counterpart

Energy Storage Council to push for standardisation for network embeds.

Chile green lights massive 698MW solar farm

Atacama Desert development to begin construction this year.