We’ve scoured all four corners of the internet for all the latest #renewables news (to save you a bit of time). Grab a coffee, here’s the gist (06/12/21 edition):
- It has been another record year for renewable energy, despite Covid-19 and rising costs for raw materials, according to the International Energy Agency (via The Guardian).
- New South Wales has smashed the record for solar output twice in the last week, passing the 2GW barrier for the first time (via reneweconomy.com.au).
- Cheaper electricity prices on the horizon for Australia thanks to renewables says AEMC (via energymatters.com.au).
- Hundreds of landfills are becoming potential real estate for solar farms (via techstory).
- Food giant Nestle Australia switches to 100% renewables electricity with CWP windfarm deal (via ecogeneration.com.au).
- Solar reaches 110 per cent of South Australia demand in new record (via reneweconomy.com.au).
- WA introduces remote rooftop solar off-switch to increase network reliability (via energymagazine.com.au) + Perth suburbs chosen for $35 million virtual power plant utilising rooftop solar and batteries (via ABC).
- New $100m Christchurch solar plant will be 50 times bigger than any in New Zealand (Otago Daily Times).
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) captures week 5 of our solar project in Dareton: