Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Ausgrid seeks feedback on EV charging patterns, consumer needs

NSW network operator has launched an “information gathering process” to find out how it can best support EV users – and vice versa.

How solar cut a Victorian nursery’s power costs by one third

A Victorian flower bulb business expects to slash its yearly power bill by one-third after installing a 60kW solar system at its Dandenong Ranges nursery. And that’s before battery storage…

Rising prices, falling FiTs: A perfect storm for rooftop solar and storage?

Australia’s rooftop solar market has set a cracking pace so far this year, and all signs are pointing to it continuing to gather pace, with or without battery storage or generous feed-in tariffs.

Proof we can chew gum, share solar and cut costs at the same time

A heritage listed former chewing gum factory turned apartment complex will use solar PV and behind the meter technology to supply residents with power up to 20% cheaper than retail market.

Batteries arrive for Horizon’s grid-scale “spinning reserve” trial

Two large-scale batteries will be trialled as back-up power at an islanded 17MW power station in Carnarvon WA.

Battery storage to be “standard” in new-build houses within years

Key solar and building industry player CSR Bradford says solar and battery storage will be standard features in all new-build homes in Australian in just a few years.

Sydney Markets completes 640kW solar car park, nears 1MW of capacity

Sydney Markets has unveiled its new, purpose-built 640kW solar car park, taking its total installed solar capacity to 910kW, with more to come.

Qld low-income, rental households targeted in 6MW rooftop solar trial

Qld govt rooftop solar trial targets state’s most vulnerable electricity customers – and its half a million rental households – in plan to deliver up to 6MW of new rooftop solar PV.

Tesla launches Powerwall 2, says all solar homes will have storage

Tesla’s launches 14kWh Powerwall 2, confirming pricing and predicting 100% of solar homes will have battery storage within 10 years.

GreenSync energy monitoring technology added to Melbourne mini-grid trial

The energy management technology of Victorian company, GreenSync, will be used in a ground-breaking suburban Melbourne solar and battery storage trial that aims to take part of a Melbourne suburb off-grid.