Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Warnings of energy storage market chaos, as industry unites against home battery ban

Australian energy storage industry registers thousands of protests against Standards Australia’s proposed home battery ban. Industry body says if draft adopted, the energy storage industry in Australia and globally will be “thrown into chaos.”

NT community puts diesel on back-burner, with 1MW solar + 2MWh battery storage

Daly River Nauiyu community set to be first in NT powered by solar and storage, after installation of a 2MWh lithium-ion battery system.

“Ice battery” air-con technology set to cool Australian homes – and peak power demand

Solar hot water company Apricus inks distribution deal for US “ice battery” + air-con technology that could cool Australian homes, and cut power bills.

Tesla Powerpack battery added to wind turbine at NZ salt factory

In “Australasian first”, 250kW Tesla Powerpack added to 660kw wind turbine, to provide 75 per cent of energy for NZ salt manufacturer.

Rooftop solar continues record year, even as STC price fall kicks in

With another 93MW solar added to Australian homes and business in July, Sunwiz declares market to be “level – at exceptionally high levels.”

CEFC backs cutting edge energy efficient student housing complex

CEFC commits $32m finance to 428-bed student accommodation project in Adelaide, to set new benchmark in energy efficient building.

NSW Aboriginal Housing Office to put solar on 970 properties

NSW government’s Aboriginal Housing Office wants to install solar on 970 of its properties in the state’s west, where tenants are suffering “extreme energy hardship.”

Solar and storage back-up power pilot wins Vic govt funding

A pilot project to roll out all-Victorian made solar and storage back-up power systems has been awarded state government funding.

No small beer: Foster’s, VB to go 100% renewable by 2025

Some of Australia’s most iconic beers are set to be brewed using solar and wind after Foster’s Group and CUB parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev pledged to shift its 6 terrawatt-hours of annual energy consumption to 100 per cent renewables by 2025.

Solar and battery storage underway at WA Garden Island Microgrid

Carnegie Clean Energy begins work on 2MW solar and 0.5MWh battery storage system – Australia’s largest grid-connected solar and battery microgrid.