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Lord Howe Island enjoys five days and nights on solar and Tesla battery only

A solar and Tesla battery powered microgrid on Lord Howe Island turns six-months old, dramatically reducing the island's diesel use.

September 21, 2021

US airport goes “off-grid” with solar hybrid microgrid

Pittsburgh International Airport becomes world's first to be completely powered by an onsite natural gas and solar microgrid, to isolate it…

July 21, 2021

Online solar and battery sales platform wins commercialisation grant

Start-up UPowr wins federal grant to accelerate deployment of its all-digital solar and storage sales platform.

February 16, 2021

W.A. mines to add solar, batteries, with backing of state government

Two mining operations in W.A. Goldfields region to add solar and battery storage via first round of the state’s $19…

January 20, 2021

Solar and flow battery microgrid to protect Native American lands plagued by fires

Solar plus storage microgrid being installed at Soboba Band of Luiseño Indian lands, an area threatened by wildfire-related power outages…

December 1, 2020

Rooftop solar already a pioneer in ‘buy now, pay later’, Brighte founder says

Brighte founder Katherine McConnell says Australian solar industry a pioneer in 'buy now pay later' services, despite reports of misuse.

September 11, 2020

Solar Insiders Podcast: Who’s that controlling my rooftop solar?

South Australia unveils new standards and agents that will exert more control over rooftop solar as installation boom continues. And…

September 9, 2020

W.A. names all 10 “solar schools” selected for PV and battery VPP scheme

Western Australia government names all 10 public schools selected to form a solar and battery-based virtual power plant on the…

September 2, 2020

Another Australian solar project contractor hits the wall, administrators called in

Another big solar contractor has hit the wall in the Australian solar industry, with R&L Solar Constructions - a company…

August 6, 2020

Melbourne airport’s massive behind-the-meter solar farm nears completion

One of Australia's largest behind-the-meter solar installations nears completion at Melbourne Airport, which is set to cut costs and carbon…

August 4, 2020