Here are some renewable energy news you may have missed from this week. Click on the links to read these stories in more detail.
An Adelaide house was built with used tyres filled with earth, glass bottles of all shapes and colours. Electricity is generated by solar panels lining the roof and batteries store the electricity generated.
A new trial has been launched to cut power prices and make wind and solar energy more predictable by letting renewable generators forecast their own electricity production.
The Liberal Government is rolling out a $20-$30 million program to install solar panels on state-owned buildings and have smart batteries fitted on those with existing solar systems.
Australia’s investment boom in large-scale solar projects made it the fourth biggest market for the technology in 2018, behind only China, the US and India.
Work is set to begin on the construction of the Merredin Solar Farm, with a ground breaking ceremony last Friday marking the start of the project.
AEMO sources extra power to keep the system up and running in emergencies because meeting demand is difficult in extreme conditions.
If re-elected on Saturday, the NSW Coalition will change strata laws to reduce the minimum votes needed to install solar panels, battery storage and electric vehicle charging points in strata buildings.