I took an interest in the Australian energy sector close to ten years ago and since then have monitored the trends, technologies and direction of the Australian Energy Market. I was drawn to the Australian solar market in 2008 and since then have worked heavily in the field. I am partnered with national and international solar energy companies, from manufacturers of solar panel and inverter technology, online software developers that introduce tools to quote, monitor and manage solar power systems and media organisations who like myself, closely monitor the solar and renewable energy sector.

AEMC: power mix to blame for grid instability

AEMC: power mix to blame for grid instability

| by Darryn Van Hout

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) says the country’s main electricity grid is becoming increasingly unstable, and at the mercy of weather conditions, with 11 incidents having been recorded in 2016-17, up from seven in 2015...

Tesla shares drop as Model 3 production lags

Tesla shares drop as Model 3 production lags

| by Darryn Van Hout

Tesla enthusiasts have nothing to smile about following Elon Musk’s April Fools’ Day prank claiming the giant electric vehicle manufacturer had gone bankrupt after months of hitches that saw the long awaited Model sedan compromise...

Australian commercial solar installs soar

Australian commercial solar installs soar

| by Darryn Van Hout

As it stands, Australia is installing more than 10,000 solar PV panels each day, a staggering figure that smashes the 2012 record, with the current growth strongly associated with the high commercial solar installs.

Tesla solar roof installed on Californian rooftops

Tesla solar roof installed on Californian rooftops

| by Darryn Van Hout

Reports from excited customers on Twitter reveal that Tesla has begun installing solar rooftops to non-Tesla employees. Consumers are thrilled with the installations, with the first few volumes of the product being installed for customers living...

Battery storage ends fossil fuel era

Battery storage ends fossil fuel era

| by Darryn Van Hout

It is now expected, even within the ranks of Big Oil, that battery storage systems will massively disrupt the energy sector on a global scale. Electric vehicle uptake and battery storage system popularisation are predicted...

Elon Musk’s renewable master plan

Elon Musk’s renewable master plan

| by Darryn Van Hout

Elon Musk has told over governors at the National Governors Association meeting that the United States would need only square miles of solar panels to power the entire country on solar energy with an additional...

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