Articles by Sophie Vorrath

NT schools to go solar, as government-funded installs get underway

NT Labor government hits go on $5m Rooftop Solar Schools program, which it expects to cut energy costs by around 40% for selected schools across every Territory region.

Barwon Water completes 250kW solar project on Victoria’s Surf Coast

Victorian regional utility switches on second major solar project for 2018 – a 250kW PV array built next to a storage facility and the site of a new sustainable housing development.

World-leading rooftop solar trading trial kicks off in Fremantle

WA energy minister launches “world-first” active, billed, peer-to-peer trading trial allowing 40 households to buy and sell rooftop solar energy generated on their rooftops, across the grid.

Aged care company to cut grid power consumption in half with solar, LED lighting

Opal Aged Care to install more than 3.4MW solar PV and 28,000 LED lights at 54 properties across NSW, Victoria and Queensland, and cut its grid power consumption by 42%.

Canberra Deep Space complex to go solar, as CSIRO launches tender

NASA-owned, CSIRO-operated Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex is looking to go solar, via a power purchase agreement and a purpose built large-scale solar farm.

Two million Australian households now have rooftop solar – and they vote

As Australia notches up a new milestone of 2 million rooftop solar homes, new CEC data shows that the top 5 postcodes leading the rush to residential PV are all in Liberal National Party electorates.

Pernod Ricard Australia seals deal to source 100% renewable electricity

Pernod Ricard Winemakers Australia signs 10-year deal with Flow Power to tap off-site wind and solar power generation to help take it to 100% renewables by 2019.

Australia’s top solar postcodes – state by state

It’s that time of the year again when Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator releases the updated data on the solar hot-spots in each Australian state and territory, leading the uptake of rooftop solar systems sized between 0-100kW.

Australian miner taps solar gold with “world’s biggest” off-grid hybrid power plant

ASX-listed resources company to build”world’s largest” off-grid, hybrid solar power plant for a stand-alone mining operation, at its Syama Gold Mine in Mali, Africa.

Redflow lands two new battery deals, from rainforest to childcare centres

ASX-listed Redflow announces two new supply deals for 38 of its zinc-bromine flow batteries – including one with Optus to help power a mobile phone tower in FNQ.

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