Queensland installs Australia’s first Powerwall battery for solar trial

A Queensland government-owned power company has installed the country’s first solar battery storage system from Tesla as it begins a year-long trial into how it can reward consumers who cut their reliance on the electricity grid.Energex, which has installed a Tesla Powerwall and another storage system from Californian company Sunverge at its Brisbane training facility ...

Record Wind And Solar Power Installations In 2015

64GW of wind power and 57GW of solar PV was commissioned last year, a jump of nearly 30% over 2014 according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Global total investment in clean energy also set a new record in 2015 – USD $328.9bn. This was up 4% from 2014’s $315.9bn and beat the previous all-time record set in 2011 by 3%.