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.

Graphene Solar Cells

Graphene Solar Cells

| by Darryn Van Hout

A promising approach for making solar cells that are inexpensive, lightweight and flexible is to use organic (that is, carbon-containing) compounds instead of expensive, highly purified silicon. But one stubborn problem has slowed the development...

Solar Jobs cuts loom as orders plummet

Solar Jobs cuts loom as orders plummet

| by Darryn Van Hout

Kieron D'Arcy says he will soon face the unpalatable task of telling up to two-thirds of his solar system installation workforce that he can no longer keep them on. Mr D'Arcy, chief executive of renewable...

Queensland Solar Energy Target Exceeded

Queensland Solar Energy Target Exceeded

| by Darryn Van Hout

A Queensland solar energy milestone Solar-savvy Queensland households have helped the state reach an important Queensland solar energy target more than three years ahead of schedule. Energy Minister Stephen Robertson said the Bligh Government set...

ACT Feed-In Tariff Scheme Closes

ACT Feed-In Tariff Scheme Closes

| by Darryn Van Hout

ACT Tariff Scheme Closes Acting Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Katy Gallagher, announced that the recently re-opened Feed-in Tariff scheme had been closed at midnight on 13 July 2011. The ACT Feed-In tariff...

Belgian Solar Power High Speed Train Tunnel

Belgian Solar Power High Speed Train Tunnel

| by Darryn Van Hout

A two-mile-long Belgian solar rail tunnel The train, built to shelter trains from falling trees, will from Monday provide a double environmental benefit by hosting a unique solar power project. The high-speed line running from...

Solar Short Sellers

Solar Short Sellers

| by Darryn Van Hout

Solar short sellers are flocking to the solar power industry, dumping record levels of stock in  First Solar of the US and competing equipment makers in a bet that profit will  be hurt by a...

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