Brisbane Airport Gets Solar Upgrade

In 2017, it was announced that Brisbane Airport will receive a solar panel project to be installed across six sites at the airfield. It comprised of 22,937 solar panels which collectively covered 36,000 square meters. Some of the solar panels were mounted on the ground while others were set to be installed on the building…

“Smart Inverters” To Be Mandatory Under Victoria’s Solar Homes Package

The Minister for Energy, Climate Change and Environment released a statement that new mandatory requirements will be introduced for solar installations. Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the improvements would have a direct impact on the consumer regarding solar efficiency, performance and safety. The landmark Solar Homes Program will take effect from July 1, 2019. The implementation…

Is a Thermal Solar Battery Possible?

While the world systematically researched the probability of producing a thermal solar battery, a South Australian company revealed the first functioning thermal energy device. The company demonstrated that its battery is: Recyclable Possesses higher storage capacity compared to a traditional battery Capable of storing renewable energy Could the thermal solar battery issue be resolved? The…

The Main Causes of Panel Degradation

Modern crystalline solar panels come with a 25 to 30-year life guarantee, but the panels won’t be performing as well after 25 years as they did in their first year. Thisdegradation process in unavoidable, but thankfully slow, as you can’t escape UV light (especially if you’re a solar panel) and temperature cycles. Most panel warranties…

Coal Power’s Days in Australia are Numbered

Coal giant Glencore is planning to cap its coal production and will start to prioritise investments aimed at a low-carbon transition. It looks like the corporate world knows that the black stuff is on its way out. In Australia, this will mean moving to clean energy exports, like cleanly-produced hydrogen and the decommissioning of coal…

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Halcol Brings Solar Savings to Brisbane

Solar energy is a rapidly growing technology, especially in Queensland where it is looking likely that the relevant ‘green’ targets are going to be met by 2025. As traditional energy bills are increasing, it means that households have been paying more and more as time has gone by but now things are changing. Solar energy…