Award finalists showcase the solar industry's most innovative and unique installations
A solar installation with one of the best views in the world, solar panels used to provide shade for a university carpark and a solar array in the shape of a corporate logo are among the finalists in the 2017 Clean Energy Council Solar Design and Installation Awards.
20 Sep, 2017
Customers missing out as rule changes miss the point on inertia
The Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) rule changes, which are intended to ensure sufficient inertia is available as the electricity system transitions away from coal and towards renewables, were recently accepting submissions. The goal is admirable as the changes ultimately aim to put mechanisms in place that support the transition. But does this work align to the bigger picture and the broader systemic view that the Finkel Review proposed?
19 Sep, 2017
The changing face of solar accreditation
The history of the Clean Energy Council’s accreditation scheme was outlined in this column in the June edition, but with the increased complexity of the solar industry it also makes sense to go through some of the changes this decade in how the scheme is governed.
18 Sep, 2017
Battery roundtable consensus will drive development of Australian storage industry
The consensus reached by a roundtable of senior industry and government leaders on residential on-site battery storage standards in Australia is an important step in the development of the Australian consumer storage market, the Clean Energy Council said today.
18 Sep, 2017
Women in Renewables Scholarship to support the next generation of energy leaders
The Clean Energy Council is calling for applications from talented women in the renewable energy industry for the 2018 Women in Renewables Scholarship.
14 Sep, 2017
Retreat from Clean Energy Target not the answer
Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton today expressed concern over reports the Turnbull Government is considering stepping away from the Clean Energy Target.
13 Sep, 2017
New energy innovation gives power back to the people
A wave of new energy innovation will give greater control to electricity consumers and provides hope that power price relief for Australia’s homes and businesses is in sight, the Clean Energy Council said today.
07 Sep, 2017
Long-term energy policy essential to underpin new investment
New investment in Australia’s electricity system can keep costs down and improve reliability but bipartisan national energy policy is increasingly urgent, the Clean Energy Council said today.
06 Sep, 2017