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 (08/11/21 edition):
- South Australia reached 100% renewables nearly every day in October —putting to rest claims that no grid can support more than 50% of variable renewable output (via reneweconomy.com.au).
- Australia’s main grid hits record share of 35 per cent renewables in the month of October, just beating September’s record (via reneweconomy.com.au).
- The Australian government is now aiming for a solar cost of $15/MWh, around one third off the current price (via reneweconomy.com.au). Some critics are calling the ultra low-cost solar plan a “facade for meaningful action” (via Bloomberg).
- Another non-renewable giant reveals plans for a 88MW solar farm in Mount Isa, investing $88 million in stage 1 of the build (via Energy Magazine).
- Renewable energy initiatives in developing countries boost income generation, improve health and increase access to education (via The New Statesman).
- At the Glasgow climate summit, South Africa announced that it had secured commitments for $8.5 billion in loans and grants to accelerate the country’s transition to renewable energy (via The New York Times).
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) captures dusk over our Chillamurra Solar Project back in 2017: