Australian news, and some related international items

20 October – latest REneweconomy news

  • Graph of the Day: What we need, what we’re getting
    How Turnbull’s National Energy Target will be worse for the renewable energy sector than no policy at all.
  • BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market
    Chinese battery and EV giant is ramping up its presence in Australia’s home energy storage market with its modular B-Box battery offering.
  • The NEG will reduce competition, and that’s not good for prices
    It seems like the government’s plan may reduce competition, and that is never good for price in the long run. One of the many advantages of state run reverse auctions is they introduce new suppliers and new players into the system.
  • Coalition energy target may require a “go slow” on rooftop solar
    Energy Security Board forecasts suggest a sharp slow down in rooftop solar deployments to meet its modest renewable energy share. It comes as concerns grow about ESB process and the alacrity with which the normally snail-paced AEMC has moved to confer great powers upon itself.
  • Construction of Kennedy Energy Park underway, as CEFC tips in another $94m
    Work to begin on first 60MW of 1200MW Kennedy Energy Park, after the wind, solar, and battery storage project in north Queensland received another $94m from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and an $18m grant from ARENA.
  • Coalition’s energy policy hinges on tricky wordplay about coal’s role
    The new policy could end up feeding demand for coal.
  • JinkoSolar p-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cells achieve new world record in conversion efficiency again
    JinkoSolar Holding Co today announced that its practical sized P-type multi-crystalline silicon solar cells reached the world’s highest conversion efficiency of 22.04%
  • Lights Out! The dark side of demand management
    Self serving and misleading comments from CEO of one of the country’s iconic energy businesses need to be held up as a shining example of how recent energy summit forgot about one key person: the customer.

October 19, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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