Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Regional Victoria council adds 14.5kW solar system, on path to zero carbon

Mount Alexander Shire to install 14.5kW solar PV on heritage listed visitor centre building, as part of zero carbon 2025 goal.

Adelaide Uni to add 2MWh vanadium battery system, 1.2MW solar

University to install 1.2MW of solar and a 0.5MW/2MWh vanadium flow redox battery system, cut its grid electricity consumption by 40%.

Australian homes, business installed 6.5 solar panels per minute in 2017

It’s official: CER data says Australian homes and businesses installed record total of 1057MW of solar, mostly on rooftops, in 2017.

A 2GW solar farm – for farmers: India launches “world’s largest” solar park

India’s newly inaugurated Pavagada Solar Park looks at farmers as key partners, and also key beneficiaries of the world-leading 2GW project.

Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

ACT’s National Arboretum has replaced its diesel generator for 100% solar and battery storage – a shift that will pay for itself within 8 years.

NSW regional council weighs building its own solar grid

NSW shire of Parkes to explore feasibility of building its own “virtual solar network,” based on existing PV investments and future solar and storage installs.

Solar PPA partners named in potential 10MW NSW PV roll-out

NSW govt set to roll out solar across its buildings and infrastructure after selection of five “prequalified, carefully vetted” solar PPA suppliers.

New solar focused energy retailer calls for “prosumer” investors

New, solar-focused energy retailer DC Power Co is set to disrupt the market, and it hopes to be majority owned by Australia’s rooftop solar households.

Xenophon’s SA BEST unveils community electricity co-op plan

SA BEST promises cut state power prices by up to 20%, build new renewables, with community electricity retailer scheme.

University of Newcastle rolls out 2MW solar system at Callaghan Campus

University of Newcastle says 2MW of solar being added to its Callaghan campus this year will slash energy costs and serve as a “living laboratory.”