Michael Mazengarb

Michael Mazengarb is a journalist with RenewEconomy, based in Sydney. Before joining RenewEconomy, Michael worked in the renewable energy sector for more than a decade.

One of Australia’s largest solar installers fights to retain operating licence

One of Australia's largest solar companies in legal battle to keep its operating licence, after Fair Trading ruled it was…

July 12, 2021

NSW regulator slashes rooftop solar feed-in-tariff by 25 per cent

NSW IPART cuts benchmark solar feed-in-tariff by around 25 per cent, citing a fall in wholesale electricity prices driven by…

July 2, 2021

Victoria defends success of Solar Homes program, after scathing auditor report

Victorian auditor general finds the teething troubles of the Solar Homes rebate could have been avoided with better planning and…

June 25, 2021

One-in-two homes could have solar and battery storage by 2050, modelling suggests

New projections suggest one-in-two Australian households could have solar and storage by 2050, if Australia becomes a "clean energy superpower."

June 23, 2021

Canberra ‘green’ suburb to feature Tesla megapack in suburban big battery project

Canberra will become host to a suburban big battery project as part of a plan to establish one of the…

April 28, 2021

Australia’s Redflow enters US market with battery deal with Californian bioenergy plant

Australian battery maker Redflow pushes into the US market, after signing a $1.2 million deal with Californian bioenergy plant.

March 9, 2021

Plenti yields to plentiful demand for ‘buy-now pay-later’ solar and batteries

Low cost solar and storage loan provider Plenti says pilot showed 80% increase in applications when buy-now pay-later finance offered.

March 4, 2021

Online solar and battery sales platform wins commercialisation grant

Start-up UPowr wins federal grant to accelerate deployment of its all-digital solar and storage sales platform.

February 16, 2021

Rooftop solar company slammed by Federal Court for deceptive sales “ruse”

Victorian solar retailer found guilty of breaching consumer protection laws, including through use of dodgy door-to-door sales tactics and false…

February 9, 2021

Tesla unveils standalone inverter, “completing” home solar product line-up

Tesla has quietly unveiled its a new standalone solar inverter, based on the technology used in the Powerwall 2, completing…

January 27, 2021