Articles by Sophie Vorrath

Tassie raspberry farm freezes costs with 50kW solar array

A raspberry farm in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley has installed a 50kW solar system in a paddock to help bring down growing energy costs.

Canberra Hospital to get 500kW solar system, in $3.3m govt upgrade

ACT government to install 500kW solar system at Canberra Hospital as part of a $3.3m energy upgrade that will save it $490k a year on energy bills.

Alice Springs Airport nears 100% renewables with new solar array

Alice Springs Airport will soon have one of the largest airport solar systems in Australia, with plans to install more than 1000 PV panels on the roof of a shaded long-term parking bay.

What do consumers know about energy storage? Much more than we think

New surveys reveal rapidly growing interest in residential energy storage among Australian solar consumers, as people look to get the most out of their rooftop solar systems.

Financing secured for biggest rooftop solar array for an Australian school

Canberra’s Amaroo School will soon host the ACT’s largest rooftop solar array, a 600kW installation that will help power the 1,750-student facility.

Energy ‘megashift’ coming to Australia – first stop, solar households

Australia’s solar households will lead the battery storage boom in Australia, causing a ‘megashift’ in the local energy market, now and for the forseeable future.

Vector offers free solar + Tesla storage systems to NZ consumers

NZ network operator launches campaign to give away free 3kW solar systems with Tesla Powerwall batteries to 130 households, community groups and schools.

Rooftop solar for apartments? How one developer is making it happen

Rooftop solar has been a difficult proposition for people in high density living. But a Perth-based developer believes it has found a way around it, providing apartment dwellers with their own solar PV array.

Community energy retailer aims to be Australia’s cheapest, help people quit grid

NSW community energy start-up Enova prepares IPO, with plans to be Australia’s cheapest green energy retailer and installer, and even to help locals quit the grid.

Australian Tesla Model S driver taps wind energy on Queensland road trip

Australian Tesla Model S driver has recharged at a wind farm in northern Queensland as part of road trip showcasing electric vehicles and renewable energy.