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Category: Victorian Government

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Second Tesla "big battery" to power Victorian farm

Second Tesla “big battery” to power Victorian farm

US battery maker Tesla has again been selected to team up with French renewables developer Neoen on another ground-breaking Australian project; this time on a wind farm and battery storage facility that will help power a major Victorian farming business.

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$30 million for farmers to manage on farm energy

$30 million for farmers to manage on farm energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology.

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Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh “peak” tariff for solar exports between 3pm and 8pm – a move that is likely to increase the business case for household battery storage.

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Third round for new energy technology projects

Third round for new energy technology projects

The Andrews Labor Government today opened the third ro und of the New Energy Jobs Fund for new energy technology projects to encourage the up take of renewable energy and reduce emissions.

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Plans for Australia's first offshore wind farm gather pace

Plans for Australia’s first offshore wind farm gather pace

Offshore Energy has partnered with Danish renewables developer CIP on plan to build $8 billion, 2GW wind farm off Victoria’s coast.

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"Autonobus" driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria's La Trobe Uni

“Autonobus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni

Driverless shuttle bus trial kicks off at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus, to test the use of autonomous vehicles as “last mile” transport solutions.

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Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Wannon Water says 100kW system first to be put on utility water tank in Australia, will provide all power for water treatment facility on sunny days.

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Victoria presses go on Australia's biggest renewables auction

Victoria presses go on Australia’s biggest renewables auction

Victoria presses go on auction of 650MW of wind and solar capacity, the largest renewable energy tender in Australia to date. It’s a critical move as the RET nears completion and Canberra stalls on future policy settings.

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Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

All eyes are on Victoria and the corporate sector for the future of large-scale renewables in Australia. With the renewable energy target now largely met, there is little else on offer for the pipeline of 20GW of wind and solar projects.

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RES drops 758MW wind farm proposal, amid Victoria boom

RES drops 758MW wind farm proposal, amid Victoria boom

UPDATED: After years in the planning pipeline, RES Australia confirms Penshurst Wind Farm no longer an ongoing development opportunity.

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Victoria big solar pipeline adds two new projects

Victoria big solar pipeline adds two new projects

A 120MW solar project is being proposed for Glenrowan by ESCO Pacific, and planning approval secured for 30MW project in the Gannawarra Shire.