Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Wind powered beer the toast of Super Bowl LIII

Anheuser-Busch will use its million-dollar Super Bowl spot to advertise its renewable energy credentials – and in particular, its 100 per cent wind-powered Budweiser beer.

Victoria solar rebate notches up nearly 7,000 new rooftop systems

Victorian households are cashing on the state government’s solar homes rebate by the thousands, led by the outer western suburb of Tarneit and North Clyde in the south east.

ALDI Australia to add another 4.6MW of commercial solar in NSW, Queensland

New solar arrays installed on 30 ALDI stores and one distribution centre by Photon Energy will generate another 6.3GWh of clean energy a year for the retailer.

City of Melbourne hits 100% renewables as 80MW wind farm comes online

City of Melbourne kicks off 2019 with news that it is now 100% powered by renewable energy – an Australian first.

Tesla says Powerwall now eligible for S.A. home battery scheme

Tesla’s 13.5kWh Powerwall officially declared eligible for South Australia’s home battery scheme – although households might have to wait a little while for delivery.

CEC debunks Taylor’s rooftop solar scare – but there are ways to avoid faulty installs

Angus Taylor warning that Australia’s booming rooftop solar market was risking people’s lives has earned a rebuke – and a cursory fact check – from the Clean Energy Council.

3MW solar farm switched on at remote Queensland mine

South32’s silver, lead and zinc mine in north-west Queensland will now be powered by gas and solar, after a 3MW PV project led by EDL was completed and switched on.

Will 2019 be the year of the household battery?

With Queensland’s solar battery loan scheme “all but exhausted” in just two weeks, and more than 200,000 subsidised batteries on offer through other state and proposed federal schemes, 2019 is shaping up to be the year of the home battery boom.

Season’s greetings from One Step Off The Grid – see you in 2019!

One Step Off The Grid is taking a break! See you in the new year.

Nissan switches on huge, crowd-funded solar roof at Dutch car plant

Japanese auto maker switches on massive, partly crowd-funded commercial rooftop solar system that will supply 70% of the electricity requirement of a car parts plant in Amsterdam.