Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacture to set up shop in Adelaide

Alpha-ESS becomes second major battery maker to agree to set up a manufacturing plant in Adelaide, in the latest deal under the SA government’s home battery subsidy scheme.

Newcastle begins work on 5MW solar farm at former coal mine site

First sod turned at the site of the 5MW Summerhill Solar Farm, on a disused landfill and former colliery, that will supply all of City of Newcastle’s daytime energy needs.

UTS to source half its electricity demand from Walgett Solar Farm

University of Technology Sydney inks deal with Epuron to buy the output of its 32MW Walgett Solar Farm in northern New South Wales.

Solar prosumer funded start-up DC Power pilots “fair dinkum” retail offer

Residential solar focused power retailer DC Power Co closes “oversubscribed” fundraising round and switches 800 investors to beta service ahead of February 2019 public launch.

Victoria rooftop solar rebate to be extended to renters, if Labor re-elected

Victoria Labor says it will extend its rooftop solar rebate to the state’s tens of thousands of renters, if re-elected in the state poll two weeks from now.

Melbourne Water tenders for two major solar systems

State-owned utility Melbourne Water has announced plans to build two major “behind the meter” solar arrays to power two water treatment plants, as part of broader plans to reach net zero emissions by 2030.

Solar smallgoods: Primo 3.2MW array completed as Tibaldi signs EUA for PV

Primo Foods’ 3.2MW rooftop array completed at its Wacol processing plant, as industry stablemate Tibaldi Smallgoods announces plans to install 1MW in Melbourne.

Victoria community micro-hydro plant becomes Powershop’s newest supplier

Powershop to buy the output of community-led 100kW run-of-river hydro project, completed and launched this week in Warburton, Victoria.

Brisbane classroom goes “fair-dinkum” off-grid, using solar and Tesla battery

NSW company Hivve Technology has installed an entirely off-grid modular classroom at a Brisbane high school, which runs entirely on solar and battery storage, at a cost cheaper than connecting to the grid.

Tweed Shire Council racks up 1.3MW of rooftop solar – batteries next

Tweed Shire Council says its cumulative solar installs will generate around 1,300MWh/pa from PV by year’s end, saving it $200,000 a year on energy costs.

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