Lismore among top 10 for rooftop solar in Australia

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 20, 2017

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme data released by the organisation place Hervey Bay alongside the likes of Toowoomba and Caloundra as one of the top suburbs making the switch to small-scale renewable energy installations, with about 16,157 as of September.

Lismore Community Solar Project 's solar farm on the roof of the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre.

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Ltd (TSSPDCL) has been presented with the "Leading State Discom" award in the regeneration energy category at the Renewable Energy India Expo being held by UBM India in association with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd at New Delhi on Tuesday.

Now supplying approximately 1.5 percent of the nation's electricity, the sector's output has grown considerably in the last 10 years, growing from 1.1 gigawatts in 2007 to an estimated 47.1 gigawatts in 2017.

Last month, Australia hit a milestone of 6,000 megawatt capacity across 2.8 million small-scale installations of renewable energy systems such as solar PV systems, solar water heaters and air source heat pumps.

Daniel Simmons, acting assistant secretary for the DOE's Solar Energy Technologies Office, also announced up to $82 million in early-stage research - $62 million of which will support advances in concentrating solar power technologies to enable on-demand solar energy and up to $20 million in dedicated to early-stage projects to advance power electronics technologies.

The Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme provides incentives for households and businesses to install small-scale power generation or reduce electricity use through energy efficient hot water systems. For more information on how to participate, visit the Clean Energy Regulator website.

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