Articles by Sophie Vorrath

NSW’s CASAR Park gains pole position for EV racing, off the grid

NSW motor-sport precinct that aims to host electric vehicle racing events plans to go-offgrid, using solar and battery storage.

Lismore community solar project begins search for investors

Australia’s first council and community-owned solar project could be completed by the end of 2015, with campaign to attract local investors set to launch.

Australia’s largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

SolarShare is seeking approval from ACT govt to build a 1MW community-owned solar farm in Canberra’s Maruja Valley, alongside a commercial PV plant.

Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.

WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

City of Wanneroo calls for tenders to build a large-scale solar farm in Perth’s northern suburbs after rejecting fossil fuel alternatives.

NSW vineyard going solar with one of Australia’s first commercial PPAs

Tyrrell’s Wines to host one of Australia’s first commercial solar power purchase projects, with installation of 350kW PV system at Hunter Valley vineyard.

Community ‘revolving loan’ model delivers 35kW rooftop solar

A funding model based on ‘revolving loans’ has helped develop 35kW of community solar projects around Australia.

Sydney car dealership installs 100kW solar, LEDs for 65% power cut

100kW solar array installed at Sydney car dealership, including parking area, to help cut power bills by half.

Commercial solar market surges, but still less than 3% businesses connected

A new website has been launched to help Australia’s solar industry shift its focus from the household market to the relatively untapped market of commercial solar installations. Developed by solar analysts SunWiz and launched on Thursday, the commercial solar database has gathered data on more than 3,500 solar projects to give the industry a better […]

1MW community-owned solar farm planned for Goulburn

A NSW community renewable energy group has won a $50,000 state government grant to investigate the feasibility of building what would be Australia’s largest community-owned solar project – a 1MW solar farm in the southern tablelands city of Goulburn. One of 19 recipients to share in a $846,000 round of funding from the NSW Office […]