Just in case you are wanting to keep up to date with the latest in renewable energy and solar industry news, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 news/blog sites.

1. Renew Economy

Founded by former Business Editor and Deputy Editor of the Australian Financial Review Giles Parkinson, this news website tracks the move towards the next industrial revolution. Packed with the latest news on government policy, the solar industry, renewable energy improvements, energy efficiency, climate change and other clean tech insights.

2. Beyond Zero Emissions

BZE is a not-for-profit research and education organisation known for its work designing and implementing a zero emissions economy for Australia. Its goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive, economy to a 21st-century renewable-energy-powered clean-tech economy. If you are into the technical side of things their podcast is a must.

3. Solar Business Services

Nigel Morris has had nearly 20 years experience in the solar industry, he provides support for solar businesses and provides some great insights through his research and forecasting on where the solar industry is heading. It’s a great solar specific site for the latest news, technology, facts and forecasts.

4. Alternative Technology Association

The ATA is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable technology and practice. They have been around for more than 30 years and publish both Sanctuary and (the not to be missed) Renew magazine. They advocate for renewable energy and sustainability policy and run an international project in East Timor which Green Energy Options support.

5. Climate Spectator

Part of the well read Business Spectator website, Tristan Edis is the editor at Climate Spectator. It’s similar to Renew Economy and covers news on solar energy, renewable energy, carbon & energy markets, clean tech, policy and politics.