Businesses

Mt Gellibrand wind farm to help power Geelong oil refinery

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Geelong fuel refiner and retailer Viva Energy announces PPA with Acciona Energy to source around one-third of its electricity a year from the 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm.

Households

Solar hot water rebate opens for applications in Victoria

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Victorian households can claim up to $1,000 rebate on solar hot water systems as of this week, in latest offering from state government Solar Homes package.

Households

Virtual power plant snags contract in wholesale capacity auction – a US first

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“Breakthrough moment” in US, as local solar energy resources compete with centralised power in highly price-sensitive wholesale power markets.

Off-Grid

Redflow zinc-bromine batteries used to help power remote Thai village

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Brisbane based Redflow has supplied 10 of its 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries as part of a solar microgrid being used to power a remote Thai village.

Stories from Behind The Meter

Households

Residential revival: How home solar broke records in 2018

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Just when you thought Australia’s residential market had peaked, 2018 delivered a record year of installs, with a big boost from the Victoria Solar Homes rebate.

Ask our Expert

Solar Insiders Podcast: Sales in the gutter

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It has been a great year for solar, but as we reveal today, there are still some disturbing sales practices taking place. Customers be warned.

Off-Grid

How to power through a heatwave – in comfort, on 100% solar energy

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Does rooftop solar really struggle in the heat? Real data from two rooftop solar systems show how they reliably soldiered on during a recent Adelaide heatwave.

Households

Solar Insiders Podcast: Highs and lows, best and worst of 2018

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It’s been a huge year for solar in Australia in 2018. In the final podcast of the year, we review the highs and lows, the best and the worst, and take a peek at next year.

Off-Grid

Mineral Resources to install big battery at Mt Marion lithium mine

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Mineral Resources installs battery at its Mt Marion lithium mine to reduce gas burning, and is looking to hydrogen, more batteries and solar to reduce costs of fossil fuels.

Communities

My electric car, your solar home, a microgrid, and the future

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US collaboration between LO3 and MotorWerks will test tools to let consumers buy and sell electricity within microgrids using their homes and vehicles.