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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
SA charges into the future with new battery
Move over Tesla, there’s room for more than one big battery down in South Australia.
29 Aug, 2017
Victorian Renewable Energy Target puts state in pole position for jobs, investment
The Victorian Government’s renewable energy auction announcement today is a major step forward for communities, businesses and the state’s renewable energy industry, the Clean Energy Council said.
23 Aug, 2017
Battery install standard needs to change, not be thrown on scrapheap
Changes to the draft Australian Standard for installing home battery units are essential, but it is also important to ensure appropriate technical standards are in place to ensure consumers are protected, the Clean Energy Council said today.
22 Aug, 2017
Red tape risks killing off home storage industry
The Clean Energy Council is working hard to change proposed new standards for home energy storage, which could stop the promising industry in its tracks before it gets going.
16 Aug, 2017
Changes to listing requirements for PV modules
Manufacturers listing PV modules on the CEC Approved Product List should be aware of some important recent and upcoming changes to PV modules listings.
14 Aug, 2017
South Australia invests in the future with Port Augusta solar thermal project
The Clean Energy Council has welcomed the South Australian Government’s announcement that it will buy the electricity from a 150 MW solar thermal plant in Port Augusta to meet its electricity needs.
14 Aug, 2017
Big opportunity for Concentrated Solar Thermal
Given Australia is one of the sunniest continents on Earth, it’s no surprise the increasing numbers of people have embraced solar power as the costs of the technology have dropped dramatically over the last decade.
11 Aug, 2017