Articles by Sophie Vorrath

SunEdison targets Australian market with exclusive panel offering

After a horror couple of months, SunEdison launches onto Australian market with exclusive offer of low-cost, high efficiency solar panel.

NSW 100% renewable energy retailer extends share offer as it passes $1m mark

Enova extends share offer for community retailer after prospectus raises more than $1.1 million.

South Australia retirement village to be powered by renewable microgrid

University of South Australia to co-develop an energy self-sufficient retirement village, with a renewable micro-grid of solar and battery storage, managed with energy demand software.

Aboriginal corporation quits WA regional grid for cheaper solar and storage

After looking into adding a grid-connected solar system, the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation has gone with the cheaper option of installing an off-grid solar PV plant with 70kWh battery storage – a first of its kind, commissioned this week.

Living 100% renewable: the energy consumer in 2050

The 100% renewable energy scenario starts in the home. By 2030, a major new report predicts, all private consumers and small and medium enterprises (SME) will meet most of their electricity needs with solar PV and storage.

NSW Riverina shire installs 416kW solar across 14 council sites

Shire of Corowa in NSW Riverina region is powering most of its local government buildings and facilities with more than 700,000kWh a year of solar power.

Consumers want to be energy self-sufficient – but who will help them do it?

Australian consumers want to embrace energy technologies like solar and storage that offer them cheaper electricity and greater energy independence – and power industry incumbents to meet this new wave of demand, or lose their grip on the market.

UBS: Battery storage payback for solar households will be 5-6 years by 2020

New report predicts ‘mass adoption’ of battery storage by Australian solar households could be just five years away, as costs fall by more than 60%. And household storage could play a key role in a 50% renewables target.

The 2020 solar household: independent, intelligent and efficient

SMA managing director Mark Twidell says the real solar revolution will arrive with smart management technology, allowing the average prosumer of the future to buy from the grid, sell their solar power, and manage their consumption.

Regional Vic health centre going solar via community funding model

Totally Renewable Yackandandah to use highly successful crowd funding model to install 90kW solar at local not-for-profit health care centre.