Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Redflow suspends battery delivery so it can address product failures

ASX-listed battery maker Redflow discovers electrolyte problems at pivotal time of home battery storage roll-out.

New Aussie solar start-up empowering rural farming villages

UK-based company run by Australian solar entrepreneur provides leases for solar in poor rural farming communities.

Off grid vs network-connected: A Queensland community divided

A Daintree Rainforest community’s decades long campaign to get network supplied power has caught the attention of the federal energy minister and ARENA. But not all of the community’s residents are on board with the idea, and say off-grid living is the way to go.

Selectronic joins forces with LG Chem in booming battery storage market

LG Chem’s RESU home battery systems to team with Selectronic’s Australian made SP PRO inverters – a tech duo to challenge the Tesla Powerwall 2.

Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app as customers await Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.

“Mobile solar” plants to challenge diesel for use in mines, construction sites

Australian developed solar technology that aims to tackle the dominance of diesel generators in the temporary power market will be tested at the 1MW scale in New South Wales, off the back of a new grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Gold Coast council eyes floating solar for city’s wastewater ponds

Gold Coast Council investigating proposal to install floating solar on city’s wastewater ponds, to cut grid power costs and evaporation.

Victoria investigates potential for solar and pumped hydro at former mining centres

Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.

Solar + Tesla battery storage offered in new-build Queensland homes

Metricon becomes latest Australian housing developer to offer rooftop solar and storage as optional extra in new-build homes in Queensland.

Solar Analytics to launch “game changing” energy management system

Solar Analytics says its new suite of energy management software and hardware – including battery control and hot water diversion – will deliver more bill savings.