Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Sungrow adds 4.8kWh PowCube battery to Australia market

Sungrow Power has launched its next generation suite of inverter and battery storage technology in Australia, including the 4.8kWh lithium-ion PowCube.

Solar beer: A tour of Australia’s PV powered craft breweries

To coincide with the 8th annual Good Beer Week (yes, that’s a thing) – the Clean Energy Council has released a shortlist of solar powered craft breweries.

ARENA backs “solar gardens” trial, in bid to boost access to PV

ARENA puts $240,000 towards feasibility study into setting up five “solar gardens” around Australia – to extend the benefits rooftop PV to those who can’t install their own.

Leichhardt shopping centre to add 430kW solar car shade

Local Government Super to install 430kW solar car port at its MarketPlace Leichhardt shopping centre, to supply 40% of the facility’s energy demand.

ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

Solar and battery microgrid nears completion at NT Air Force site

Carnegie Clean Energy says Delamere Air Weapons Range solar and storage microgrid is nearly complete, and ready to cut the facility’s diesel use by 61%.

One down, five to go: Cook Islands begins shift to 100% solar and storage

Melbourne company Entura leads project to take six of Cook Islands’ 12 inhabited islands from diesel to 100% solar and battery storage.

Victoria “Community Grid” grows, in bid to cut network costs by $30m

Victorian Community Grid Project that promises to save United Energy $30m in avoided network costs adds key new solar and storage system to collection.

Townsville resort bets on solar, efficiency to cut grid power by 70%

A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.

Melbourne’s Crown Casino installs 300kW rooftop solar system

Melbourne’s Crown casino complex is now partly solar powered, after the installation of a 300kW rooftop PV system on its admin building.