By Casey Moothart Many people (including myself) have probably wondered something like the following: with solar panels becoming so cheap, why can’t we all put panels on our roofs and go 100% renewable? The obvious answer is that nobody would have any electricity at nighttime. But the issues involving the integration of photovoltaic solar into […]
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Brooklyn-based solar company Pvilion is leading the charge to put solar everywhere. Their projects range from building covers to small consumer items. “We’re looking at solar as a building material that can be used in a lot of different contexts,” says CEO Colin Touhey.
LG Chem, the South Korean battery storage maker that has so far claimed the biggest share of the nascent Australian market, says that solar and battery storage is already beating grid power in most states.
A summer of record high temperatures, heat waves and unplanned electricity outages appears to have put a rocket under the Australian rooftop solar market in 2017, with installations at end of February nearly 50% up on the same time last year.
In Chile’s last auction for power, SolarReserve bid a world record breaking low price at just 6.3 cents per kWh ($63/MWh) for dispatchable 24-hour solar.
On the Tibetan Plateau in eastern China, 4 million solar panels silently soak up the sun as part of the Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. It’s the largest solar farm in the world, spreading over 10 square miles of the high desert landscape.
The deal, called “Sonnen flat,” offers free power to households using the company’s integrated solar and storage system, including for any electricity drawn from the grid when the sun goes down and stored energy is used up.
Solar power is headed for a “huge year” in Australia in 2017, a new report has predicted, on the back of a boom in the large-scale market and a home solar and storage market that is expected to treble.
The Australian energy market is set for a major shake-up with the launch of a major new government-backed initiative to create an open marketplace for locally generated and stored rooftop solar power to be traded between households, businesses, communities and network utilities.
Millions of low-quality solar panels have been installed on Australian roofs in the past decade. This unfortunately occurred because our solar market was primarily comprised of residential installations, and because mums and dads lack the expertise to differentiate panel quality.