Articles by Sophie Vorrath

La Trobe Uni adds solar carport at Albury-Wodonga campus

Victoria’s La Trobe University has added another 100kW to its regional Albury-Wodonga campus, with a PV integrated carport.

Three new solar farms and battery storage system to power NT airports

A NAIF loan of $150m will help add more than 50MW of solar PV and one battery storage system to airports in the Northern Territory.

Australia rooftop solar charts another record month, even as prices edge up

Business still booming for rooftop solar, with 142MW installed in August and NSW taking the lead and Victoria slowing slight fall.

Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite

Survey reveals more than three-quarters of Australia’s farmers plan to invest in solar and battery storage – and 20% are considering wind turbines, Angus Taylor – as the cost of power becomes a major agribusiness concern.

Energy Locals takes aim at “big three” with wholesale electricity offer

Retail power upstart launches new membership service that offers flat weekly fee, and electricity at “wholesale” market prices.

Origin to build 5MW virtual power plant in Victoria, from rooftop solar and storage

Origin wins $4.5m Victorian govt grant to build 5MW microgrid using the solar and battery storage of up to 650 customers.

Vicinity extends commercial solar + storage rollout to $75m, five states

Retail asset manager Vicinity Centres extends solar and storage plans by further $50m, across another 17 shopping centres, to cut grid power usage by 40%.

Oops: Victoria solar rebate brings state’s industry to “dead stop”

Victoria scheme to encourage 2.6GW of rooftop solar has unintended consequences in the short term, and the solar rebate price is also under threat.

Melbourne shared solar + storage pilot wins state grant

Melbourne project to install shared solar and battery storage in three multi-tenanted buildings has won nearly $1m from the Victorian government.

Flinders University installs 4000-panel solar car park in 1.8MW PV rollout

The $4.8m SA project, including 1681 panels across six campus roof-tops, will generate 20% of the University’s electricity needs, and pay itself off in seven years.

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