To save you some time, we’ve searched the internet for the latest news in solar projects and other renewables. Grab your coffee, here’s the industry must-knows for the week 01/08/22 edition):
- The three richest men in Australia – Andrew Forrest ($27 billion), Mike Cannon-Brookes ($20.2 billion), and Farquhar (20.1 billion) are committing their private money into decarbonisation (via Renew Economy)
- Australia’s biggest solar project held up waiting for PV module deliveries (via Renew Economy)
- Further funding (beyond the already $100 million) has been allocated in the 2022-23 Budget to advance the Big Canberra Battery project (via PV Magazine)
- An Australian start-up that has invented a hydrogen battery for the home has lined up more than A$1bn of orders for a utility-scale version of their system (via Recharge News)
- The world’s climate emergency can create clean energy jobs and a significant export market in battery manufacturing and commodities such as aluminium, lithium, copper, cobalt and nickel (via Reuters)
- Victorian Greens promise to manufacture 3,000 solar powered, electric buses (via greens.org.au)
- The Australian Energy Market Operator has called for an accelerated shift to wind and solar, backed up by batteries and other storage systems (via Renew Economy)
- Albanese backs new coal and gas projects that could erase the 43% cut in emissions by 2030 (via Renew Economy)
- Berlin’s German Institute of Economic Research challenges explains that the global gas expansion endangers renewables transition targets (via The Energy Mix)
- JinkoSolar launches a modular lithium iron phosphate energy storage system called Suntank (via one step of the grid).
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) shows a break in pv modules at our 11 MW Dunblane solar build.