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Behind the Rising Energy Costs In Australia

The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) has released its Final Price Determination for 2012-13 regulated retail electricity prices for all regulated retail electricity tariffs in Queensland. Unsurprisingly for energy consumers prices are set to...

Posted March 4, 2013    

Australia Could Reach 85 Percent Renewables by 2050

The Australian government has finally released it's long-awaited energy white paper, stating that renewable energy sources could provide up to 40 percent of Australia’s energy needs by 2035 and 85 percent by 2050. The plan also goes as far as to...

Posted November 13, 2012    

How Australian Boom/Bust PV Policies Created a Power Plant Overnight

For those of us who work in the solar industry we have become accustomed to a life of ups and downs. With our industry in Australia being tied to government rebates, the majority of our sales strategies focus on speeding the customer through the...

Posted July 11, 2012    

The Land of the Rising Sun starts Worlds Most Ambitious Solar Program

The entire world watched as the Fukishima nuclear disaster emerged, provoking huge anti-nuclear sentiments worldwide. Now the world now turns it eyes to Japan again but for different reasons this time. Japan is now set to take up one the world's...

Posted June 19, 2012    

The Need for an Energy Revolution in the Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region is beginning to emerge as one of the world’s largest energy markets. Energy uptake in the Asia-Pacific region has seen annual compounding growth rates of over 4.9%, more than double the global rate. However, this growth is...

Posted May 29, 2012    

Solar and Coal: Arch Enemies or Best Friends?

To many the concept of power generated from solar energy and fossil fuels seem diametrically opposed. One fuel source is deemed as futuristic, green and renewable whilst the other is seen as old, dirty and finite. But recent projects being...

Posted May 21, 2012    

Saudi Arabia to Unleash Solar by Investing $109 Billion

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest exporter of crude oil has unveiled plans to transform the Arab nation into the world’s principal solar hub. The country recently unveiled plans to install a solar capacity of 41,000 megawatts by 2032.With Saudi...

Posted May 14, 2012