Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Major wine maker Australian Vintage inks solar and wind PPA with Flow Power

ASX-listed wine maker will source energy from solar and wind to operate its largest site – and Australia’s third-largest winery – through a hybrid power purchase agreement with Flow Power.

Alinta turns to geothermal energy for sustainable heating and cooling in new suburbs

Alinta launches “Australia first” geothermal heating and cooling technology – focused on new suburbs and the displacement of energy intensive reverse-cycle air-conditioning.

Solar and battery to “eliminate bills” for ACT cancer centre

Medical NGO John James Foundation makes shift to “sustainable energy,” starting with 11.8kW of solar and two batteries at its cancer patient accommodation facility.

Solar and battery “pod” to power a north Queensland farm, in govt-backed trial

Belgian-made renewable power “pod” combining solar, battery storage and a generator to be trialled on a north-west Queensland farm, in bid to offer rural customers more reliable, affordable electricity.

Queensland to get battery boost as government launches grant and loan scheme

Queensland Labor launches scheme offering 1500 Queensland households and small businesses interest-free loans and grants of $3000 to buy batteries or combined solar-battery systems.

Monash Uni charges ahead with Australia’s biggest behind-the-meter battery system

Monash Uni installs Australia’s largest commercial behind-the-meter battery storage system – a 1MWh hybrid system combining vanadium flow and lithium-ion.

Alpha-ESS to become second battery manufacturer to set up shop in Adelaide

Alpha-ESS becomes second major battery maker to agree to set up a manufacturing plant in Adelaide, in the latest deal under the SA government’s home battery subsidy scheme.

Newcastle begins work on 5MW solar farm at former coal mine site

First sod turned at the site of the 5MW Summerhill Solar Farm, on a disused landfill and former colliery, that will supply all of City of Newcastle’s daytime energy needs.

UTS to source half its electricity demand from Walgett Solar Farm

University of Technology Sydney inks deal with Epuron to buy the output of its 32MW Walgett Solar Farm in northern New South Wales.

Solar prosumer funded start-up DC Power pilots “fair dinkum” retail offer

Residential solar focused power retailer DC Power Co closes “oversubscribed” fundraising round and switches 800 investors to beta service ahead of February 2019 public launch.

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