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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

BYD hones focus on Australia home battery market

Chinese battery and EV giant is ramping up its presence in Australia’s home energy storage market with its modular B-Box battery offering.

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Construction of Kennedy Energy Park underway, as CEFC tips in another $94m

Construction of Kennedy Energy Park underway, as CEFC tips in another $94m

Work to begin on first 60MW of 1200MW Kennedy Energy Park, after the wind, solar, and battery storage project in north Queensland received another $94m from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and an $18m grant from ARENA.

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Origin backs NEG, even though it fails to match climate target

Origin backs NEG, even though it fails to match climate target

Origin Energy’s newly released decarbonisation plan shows the gen-tailer is taking climate change rather more seriously than the Coalition.

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China set to add 50GW new solar PV in 2017

China set to add 50GW new solar PV in 2017

China has installed 42GW of new solar PV in 2017 so far, putting it on track to reach a record 50GW for the year. Meanwhile, in battery storage…

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Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin Energy rolls out flexible energy trial in South Australia, allowing commercial and industrial customers to align demand with renewables output.

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Innovation: UNSW "microfactories" transform waste into green gold

Innovation: UNSW “microfactories” transform waste into green gold

A team of Australian researchers is turning the notion of recycling on its head, while also building a new green manufacturing sector.

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Battery storage? Australia's rooftop solar boom has only just begun

Battery storage? Australia’s rooftop solar boom has only just begun

The buzz might be about batteries, but the mass adoption of solar PV by Australian homes – and the efficient use of this asset – has only just begun, as prices reach levels that appeal to the late majority, and as early adopters look to upsize their systems.

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Solar electric cars are the future – and "that future is now"

Solar electric cars are the future – and “that future is now”

In the wake of this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the global race to bring solar PV integrated EVs to market is hotting up. And Australia is a key contender.

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How to fix Australia's embarrassing failure in electric vehicles

How to fix Australia’s embarrassing failure in electric vehicles

TAI report shows 64% of all party supporters in favour of policies to increase EV uptake – so what aren’t governments doing?

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UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects

UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects

UK-based Foresight Solar Fund Limited continues Australian buying spree, taking shares in three Queensland projects under development.

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NSW network to trial 1MWh grid support battery, as new suburbs boom

NSW network to trial 1MWh grid support battery, as new suburbs boom

MPower tapped by Endeavour Energy to install 1MWh battery on network in NSW, in a trial hoped to save $1m a year on grid costs.