Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Australian window shade maker taps solar with 800kW rooftop PV system

Hunter Douglas Australia installs 800kW rooftop solar system at Sydney warehouse and manufacturing plant, to cut costs and go a shade greener.

UK coal freight giant signs deal to source 100% renewable electricity

While DB Cargo UK freights coal and petroleum, a new deal will see all its rail sites and offices powered by 100% renewable electricity.

Rooftop solar to generate more than coal by 2040, saving billions

AEMO’s Integrated System Plan says continued high uptake of rooftop solar and other demand-side resources could see distributed PV supply the national grid with more power than coal by 2040, and cut grid infrastructure costs by nearly $4bn.

Ergon takes new tack to accommodate booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

Coal to solar: Latrobe Valley rooftop PV rollout extended to public buildings

Total of 30 public buildings in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley set to have rooftop solar installed at no cost, as part of state govt scheme.

Redflow ships “biggest” battery order, to help power Fiji digital TV roll-out

Australia’s Redflow has shipped its largest-ever order of zinc-bromine flow batteries, to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network.

Victoria networks ask if solar households should pay for grid upgrades. This was the response…

Powercor and CityPower ask: “Should investment in power quality be paid for by a) All customers or b) Customers with solar panels who export?” Customers say…

Raising energy efficiency standard could save households billions

Strengthening the energy efficiency requirements of Australia’s residential building code could reduce household electricity and gas bills by $18.9bn between now and 2050, a new report has found.

Commercial solar boom delivers second-best rooftop PV month on record

Rooftop solar PV registrations for June fell from May’s record volume, but the first six months are still 50% ahead of last year.

Monash University signs off-take deal with Victorian wind farm

Monash commits to wind offtake deal that brings the university into powerful consortium of corporate buyers, and closer to target of 100% renewables.