Hornsdale and its big Tesla battery exceed expectations as storage revenue surges

The surge in storage revenue due to specific grid conditions in Australia was one of the main factors behind a 61% year-on-year increase in revenues that Neoen saw in the first quarter of the year.

Bushfire-affected South Australia homeowners to get free sonnen batteries

The state government has partnered with the German energy storage company to offer 188 families locally assembled sonnenBatteries as they rebuild their homes.

Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024

The sector continues to grow rapidly — but delays in manufacturing scale-ups, difficulties sourcing raw materials and a separate path taken by the EV industry could all chuck ‘sand in the gears’, according to analyst Wood Mackenzie.

NextEra remains the world’s second-largest solar owner

State Power Investment Corporation maintains the highest spot as the U.S., China and India lead the charge to solar.

Texas, California among regions pushing the boundaries of renewables integration

Latest report by IEEFA showcases nine case studies among the world’s leading states by wind and solar market share, which can help up as an example for other countries on their energy transition pathways.

Global storage market to grow sixfold by 2030, BNEF reports

Global cumulative storage deployment will double six times between 2017 and 2030 to reach 125 GW/305 GWh, with as much as $103 billion pouring into the sector, finds new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Renewables trouncing nuclear, report shows

Global nuclear power generation increased by 1.4%, whereas solar power output grew by 30% and wind by 16% in 2016, with all renewables representing 62% of global power generating capacity additions, finds the 2017 World Nuclear Industry Status Report.

Scientists look into insect eyes for new solar cell design

Mimicking a compound eye of a fly, Stanford University scientists have packed tiny perovskite cells into a hexagon-shaped epoxy resin scaffold, improving the material’s durability when exposed to moisture, heat and mechanical stress in a breakthrough that may open the door to the awaited improvement in perovskite’s operational stability.

GTM Research: Global solar market to grow 9% in 2017

Increasing demand for solar power in China has prompted analysts to boost their 2017 estimates, forecasting an increase of more than 9% this year, with the annual global market reaching 85 GW.

SolarWorld wants issue of China trade practices raised during Trump-Xi talks

One of the pillars of Donald Trump’s election campaign was his pledge to protect the U.S. manufacturers from unfair competition. While it is still unclear whether he will follow through with his threats to increase import taxes on Chinese goods, SolarWorld took the opportunity of the historic meeting between President Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to harangue China’s solar manufacturers and called for the issue of solar dumping to be raised.

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