Over the past week, we’ve scoured both ends of the internet for all the latest #renewables news. Here’s the gist:
If you’re currently looking for a new gig, the #renewables sector is worth a long hard thought. The Clean Energy Council has a Careers Hub up and running with plenty of interesting work on offer. Got marketing skills? Look here. Lawyer? Look here. An electrical engineering graduate? Look here.
The Fifth Estate is running a piece on the need to convince workers that good secure jobs exist in the renewable energy sector (see last point). This story came out of the Clean Energy Council event held last week which featured Twiggy Forrest (still can’t quite get our minds around Twiggy spruiking renewables but clearly he’s got a strategy in place).
For a brief moment on Saturday (while a fair chunk of us was locked up) more than half the nation’s total electricity generation came from solar (via the Guardian) … but, as we keep saying, we’ve got a long way to go.
We’ve just read two interesting articles from The Solar Quotes blog. Firstly a piece on the role solar will have in Bendigo’s draft climate plan 2021-26. TL:DR = 90% of Council owned buildings to have solar (assuming rooftop) installed and 100% by 2036. Over at the CSIRO, they’re aiming to be net-zero by 2030 and all indirect emissions and value chains net-zero by 2050.
There’s a media release here from the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction talking about a couple of million dollars falling into ARENA’s coffers to develop a cloud-based modelling tool to better handle renewables connections into the grid.
And from the ‘what took you so long’ file, Origin Energy is looking at the Big Battery Market (via Renew Economy) after posting a $2.3 billion loss.
In WA, there are all sorts of frustrations with WA energy provider, Horizon Power, capping how much solar can feed into the grid in some towns, to help protect the system from power quality issues and blackouts during cloudy days or severe weather (Via the ABC). PS, the sun shines 350 days a year up there according to the Kimberley Energy Transformation Association.
And from the Meralli image archive, here’s a lovely 99kW on-farm generator we built in Murray Bridge SA (on the banks of the Murray River).