Australia has reached a new milestone – a 25 per cent share of renewable energy on its main grid – despite all the carefully constructed political and regulatory road-blocks, a powerful and entrenched fossil fuel lobby, and a global pandemic.
Leading professional services company GHD is providing technical advice for Melbourne Airport’s solar energy project, which is set to produce enough clean energy to provide power to all four passenger terminals.
The ACT Government has awarded a $220,000 grant from its Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF), to expand the solar panel testing carried out by PV Lab, which currently works out of a laboratory of the Australian National University in Canberra.
The push for strict and uniform solar inverter standards that will allow rooftop PV systems to be controlled and switched off remotely has gained new muscle this week, with the Clean Energy Regulator adding checks of inverter settings to its inspection program.
The tech giant has eliminated its entire carbon legacy and is moving toward running entirely on renewables, 24/7. More importantly, it’s looking to create pathways for other renewable purchasers to follow in its wake.