Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Sydney household becomes “mini power station” with solar + Powerwall + Grid Credits

Australia’s first household to add a Tesla Powerwall battery can this week begin buying and selling electricity on the market, after the addition of a world-leading software program by Canberra company, Reposit Power, effectively turning it into “a mini power station”.

CEFC announces $250m funding program to build energy efficient community housing

CEFC funding program aims to cut energy consumption of low-income households by 25% – an energy efficiency standard it says should apply to all Australian buildings.

Thousands sign petition for mandatory rooftop solar on new homes

An online petition calling on Australia’s federal and state governments to make rooftop solar mandatory for all new-build houses has attracted nearly 12,000 signatures in just one week.

Tesla Energy launches major hiring push in Australia as Powerwall sales take off

Tesla Energy has launched recruitment drive in Australia this week in an effort to get the company to scale to support soaring demand for its Powerwall battery.

Victorian life-saving clubs to go solar in bid to cut costs

Victorian Life Saving clubs can now apply for state government grants to install solar PV after the launch of a $500,000 funding program this week.

Australian solar roof tile developer to launch IPO

Sydney-based company behind solar PV integrated thermal roofing tiles that can generate both electricity and hot water hopes to raise $6,500,000 in an IPO.

First Tesla Powerwall installations in homes to begin this week in Australia

First Tesla Powerwalls to be installed in Australian homes, as the US battery storage maker extends its network of fast-charging stations for its up-market EVs.

Solar and the city: Two Melbourne CBD landmarks make the switch

Two record-setting solar PV installations in Melbourne’s CBD – largest ever retrofitted to a Melbourne apartment block and the highest commercial system in Australia – represent “new frontier” in switch to solar.

Dubbo mayor drives fully electric Nissan Leaf, powered by the sun

NSW city of Dubbo claims to have “Australia’s first” fully electric mayoral vehicle, a Nissan Leaf that is charged daily by the mayor’s home solar system.

Former coal-fired Brisbane Powerhouse generating energy again, this time solar

Solar with meaning: Brisbane City Council captures the spirit of the clean energy revolution, installing a 100kW solar array at a former coal-fired plant.

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