Electric Vehicles

W.A. sees solar future, but battery storage and EVs are not allowed

W.A. energy minister Mike Nahan has done an about-face and predicted that solar will dominate the future. But the state owned utilities require solar households to sign contracts promising not to install battery storage or purchase electric vehicles.

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Australia’s ‘greenest’ hotel pioneers strata fees for solar, and an EV charging station

Port Macquarie Hotel that is 100% carbon neutral uses strata fees to generate 16% return on rooftop solar panels on its roof - rather than sitting in a bank - and even hosts a Tesla charging station.

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Tesla Model S in Australia: Breaking the shackles and conquering new frontiers

A Brisbane family get their Tesla Model S and promptly leave on a 3,000km road trip, becoming the first to link Brisbane and Canberra and back again. And the super-charging network hasn’t been built yet. Here’s what happened.

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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.

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Defence Housing to create solar suburb in Darwin, ready for EVs

New development to create 337kW solar suburb, producing 600,000kWh of electricity a year and saving Defence members more than $4.1m in electricity costs. Defence Housing Australia says it is creating a “solar suburb” in a new development near Darwin, with each home to feature a 4.5kW rooftop solar system and charging points for electric vehicles. […]

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What if every house had solar PV, and every car was electric?

New Zealand's biggest power generator imagines a scenario where every home had solar PV, and every car was electric. And it sees no problems.

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