Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Tesla says Powerwall now eligible for S.A. home battery scheme

Tesla’s 13.5kWh Powerwall officially declared eligible for South Australia’s home battery scheme – although households might have to wait a little while for delivery.

CEC debunks Taylor’s rooftop solar scare – but there are ways to avoid faulty installs

Angus Taylor warning that Australia’s booming rooftop solar market was risking people’s lives has earned a rebuke – and a cursory fact check – from the Clean Energy Council.

3MW solar farm switched on at remote Queensland mine

South32’s silver, lead and zinc mine in north-west Queensland will now be powered by gas and solar, after a 3MW PV project led by EDL was completed and switched on.

Will 2019 be the year of the household battery?

With Queensland’s solar battery loan scheme “all but exhausted” in just two weeks, and more than 200,000 subsidised batteries on offer through other state and proposed federal schemes, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the home battery boom.

Season’s greetings from One Step Off The Grid – see you in 2019!

One Step Off The Grid is taking a break! See you in the new year.

Nissan switches on huge, crowd-funded solar roof at Dutch car plant

Japanese auto maker switches on massive, partly crowd-funded commercial rooftop solar system that will supply 70% of the electricity requirement of a car parts plant in Amsterdam.

CUB nears 100% renewables, as PPA with Karadoc solar farm kicks in

CUB now sourcing 90% of its electricity needs from solar, after its PPA with the 112MW Karadoc solar farm kicked in this week. Final 10% to be met with rooftop PV “soon”.

Renewable feast: A guide to clean (energy) eating and drinking this festive season

Raise your glass to renewables powered businesses this festive season by buying and serving solar and wind powered food and drinks. Here’s what to put on your shopping list.

Santos to convert 56 crude oil pumps to 100% solar and battery storage

Santos kicks off ARENA-backed plans to shift all of its remote crude oil beam pumps to 100% solar and battery storage – a move that would save it 140 barrels of oil a day.

University of Newcastle inks deal to source 100% “firmed” renewables

University of Newcastle will meet 2020 target of 100% renewables after signing 7-year contract for mix of solar and wind, firmed by hydro with Snowy Hydro subsidiary, Red Energy.

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