Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Powershop, Diamond top green electricity rankings for 2015

Electricity retail newcomers Powershop and Diamond Energy top Australia’s green power rankings for 2015. Origin Energy, Energy Australia and AGL noted for “continued average performance.”

King Island achieves 100% renewables for 33 hours straight

Hydro Tasmania’s world-leading hybrid solar, wind and energy storage plant on King Island supplied 100 per cent renewables to the community for nearly two days straight, this month.

Redflow makes push for renewables and battery storage for Oz mines

Australian battery maker Redflow says mining industry should be coupling large-scale battery storage with renewable energy to cut costs and quit the grid.

Melbourne council releases mapping tool to reveal huge potential of solar PV

A new mapping tool launched by the City of Melbourne reveals the huge untapped potential of the municipality’s rooftops to host solar systems, vegetation or reflective materials.

Community renewables development guide launched by Victorian govt

Victorian government launches guide to help community groups make informed decisions about establishing renewable energy projects, including wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, bioenergy and energy storage technologies.

Community solar bulk-buy scheme launched in City of Port Phillip

A council backed bulk solar scheme in inner Melbourne is offering 300 discounted rooftop solar systems, and the option for battery storage, to local homes and businesses.

Sydney Hindu temple installs 26kW solar system, plans to add batteries

Sydney Hindu community group installs 26kW solar system on temple in the city’s west, and plans to add more panels and battery storage in future.

AGL adds two new, larger battery systems to energy storage suite

AGL launches two new residential battery offerings from Sunverge aimed at households who are large energy consumers and have between 4-5kW of rooftop solar.

Vinnies installs 25kW solar system at Lismore HQ, shop

After a trial that cut its electricity use by 70%, St Vincent de Paul has installed a 25kW solar system on its regional HQ and Vinnies shop in Lismore, NSW.

Sydney brewery taps community solar, with local govt support

NSW community solar group Pingala has won $40,000 from City of Sydney towards its first project, to install rooftop solar at local brewery in city’s inner west.