ABC’s 7:30 Report recently investigated the epidemic of poor-quality solar installations taking place across Australia. This is significant given the rise in interest in solar systems among Australian consumers.
A coalition of community organisations has launched a new campaign calling on governments to address the barriers to the installation of rooftop solar on rental properties, saying it is unfair that more one-third of households are locked out of the solar market.
Australia could soon become a world-leader in exporting renewable energy with plans to transport solar power to Singapore. Sun Cable is the company behind the bold move, which aims to farm the power at a 15,000-hectare site at Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory. It will then send the energy to Singapore via an underwater cable from Darwin.
The state government has banned solar installer Space Solar – also known as Community Energy Group – from participating in the rebate program for at least two years after it found that the company had been employing unlicensed electrical workers to “carry out works in a unsafe manner”.
ENI has bought – from Australian-based renewable energy developer Tetris Energy – the two relatively small Batchelor and Manton Dam solar farms near Darwin in the Northern Territory, which are both sized around 12.5MW.