Australia PV industry stepped into a new stage

Polaris solar PV net news: under Australia New data revealed by the Photovoltaic Industry Association, the rooftop solar photovoltaic systems installed capacity has exceeded the 4GW. While a few days ago, Australia Bureau of claims every 5 households in Australia have a rooftop photovoltaic system was installed.

Australia APVI Photovoltaic Industry Association announced that break the 4GW mark means that rooftop PV installed capacity is over four times from 2011. The Association expects over Queensland and South Australia, 40% installation of PV components. According to the green energy trade and grid operators, according to the data provided, over 15000 per month Australian household PV system is newly installed, this indicates that PV installation at least 10 months before the 2014 up to 600MW. Australia’s PV industry is steadily moving forward, have entered into a new stage.

Subsidies and gradually reduce

Australia latest statistics report shows that every 5 Australia 1 out of the family in the use of solar energy. 3 years ago, only 5% of Australia home use rooftop solar panels or solar water heaters today, however, this proportion had risen to 19%. In the United States, only 0.4% of households using solar energy to generate electricity. 19%, using solar energy in households, 14% uses a solar photovoltaic power generation.

October 2014, Australia Albert Government said, hopes adjustable drop 2020 years of can renewable energy power capacity target, reason is Albert Government think Australia in effective energy zhixia, total with power will reduced, so, originally scheduled in 2020 reached can renewable energy accounted for 20% of power capacity target, to reduced Hou of total electricity calculation, will became 27%, so Albert Government to buckle off that more out of 7% part power capacity, claimed is “really 20%”.

A few days ago, Australia Environment Ministry spokesman, Abbott has been for national renewable energy target (RET) seminar. Thanks to rising electricity prices, the ruling coalition would probably re-evaluate the project. Australia renewable energy sector crisis become heavier and heavier, worried that the Government would drastically reduce or even abolish the RET.

It is reported that as early as 2000, Australia Government introduced policies to support solar, ordinary households to install solar power systems can receive subsidies of up to 8000 Australian dollars. In 2009, the Australian Government abolished subsidies and replace them with electricity generated by renewable energy buyback Bill. Residents use solar energy “green electricity”, their use; can also be delivered through a bi-directional meter to the power grid, the Government more than the average electricity price at discounted prices buy “green electricity”. In addition, the Australia Government has also introduced named “green loans” the Government an interest-free loan scheme, the Bank also introduced a series of types of low interest rate loans to encourage people to install solar power systems.

In December 2013, Australia rooftop PV 3GW-breaking and ambitious “million roof program.” Tony ˙ Abbott cuts or repealing national renewable energy targets, have been accused of “not with Australia people together.” Because of fears that the abolition of national renewable energy targets (2020 renewable energy capacity up to 45000GWh) and the Elimination of subsidies for people who install solar energy systems, Australia solar energy society has launched a “save the solar” activities.

PV + storage can become a “new standard”

Photovoltaic array with battery energy storage system is gradually becoming the Australia open “new standards”. As Governments and businesses come to realize that after the PV + storage cost-efficient, installation is continuing to rise. Solar and energy storage technology cost is declining, and the technology is also increasingly being understood and known by the public, which makes photovoltaic energy storage solutions Australia part of the mainstream. In regions such as Western Australia, more and more innovative solutions to make people appreciate the reliability and economic efficiency of technical solutions.

Australia Steven MikeNahan a few days ago for “PV + energy” economy said to be recognized, he has asked Australian utilities in rural and remote areas, speed up the application of this solution. Moreover, Nahan says, local utility companies, Horizon is in the process of investigating the multiple solutions, including distributed photovoltaic micro-grid. I “is not a professional technician, but we can tell the Ravensthorpe (Ravensthorpe) everyone in the town to install solar power systems, and wind-diesel hybrid power generation solutions. They already have a micro-grid. Horizon are these companies now need to investigate things, we will continue to follow up and explore. “

In Western Australia’s Midwest region, a company called MetaMayaRegionalAboriginal has been announced, which will be installed at its headquarters in Port Hedland wedgefield a 100kW solar + energy storage power generation systems. The system will be equipped with a 76kWh lithium-ion battery and a 40kW diesel generator as a backup power supply. Due to technical limitations, Horizon utilities to install that runs only off-grid PV systems. EMCSolar will be responsible for the supply and installation of the system.

In Australia southern areas, PV + energy storage system also highlights its economy. In Australia’s capital of Perth South and inland areas of the crop, a 40kW photovoltaic energy storage systems have been built, and to supply electricity for the local village vacation rentals. Solarmatrix for off-grid systems-building company is the construction of the system – it is reported that the project part-funded by local tourism subsidies. Earlier, the Solarmatrix company has been installed for remote communities more than equipped with energy off-grid PV systems.

Rise of small photovoltaic devices

Despite the Australia Government support for renewable energy uncertainty of higher import costs of solar panels in 2014, small solar power equipment industry in Australia was still stable.

Australia green energy trading company CEO Rick • bulazhalei (RicBrazzale) that the 2014 Australia about 800MW solar photovoltaic generating capacity increase, slightly higher than the increase in 2013 795MW; while the number of new systems was reduced from 200,000 to 182,000, almost 10%, but the unit system has been expanded, is due to commercial buyers for home users to share in growth.

Generation capacity is higher than the 10-kilowatt of the large number of commercial PV systems installed continue to grow, this is due to the company’s response to electricity prices. Commercial or ‘ non domestic ‘ system currently accounted for a market share of around 15% in 2012, this figure is less than 5%.

At present, Australia of large-scale solar power, wind power and other clean energy factory investment virtually ceased, Government actions in support of renewable energy targets for rate of return while being questioned. In addition, small solar device is also vague, high-level government support distributed solar photovoltaic equipment, support for small businesses choose solar equipment cannot be determined.

In the past six months, Australian dollar devalued substantially increased the cost of imports, also put pressure on the industry. Solar unit procurement cost, some 90% are caused by exchange rate fluctuations, solar panel prices rose by about 15%. But the PV industry’s innovation is expected to help raise demand.

In addition, new South Wales in its annual renewable energy report highlights solar industry’s position in terms of creating jobs and attracting investment. Reports that by the end of 2014, nearly 300,000 households to install solar photovoltaic systems, total investment totals about $ 1.3 billion. Projects approved by the Government power over 2900MW, value is estimated at $ 5.9 billion. (1 Australian dollar equals 5.04 Yuan)

In the last 5-6 years, renewable energy in electricity supply in New South Wales, grew 1 time, almost 13% number. Solar industry create 4,000 jobs directly and indirectly create over 9,000 jobs, including the heavy equipment industry brought about by the posts.

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