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Category: Onestep

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland decides against proposed voluntary “buy out” of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange for battery storage, but announces new rules to stop premium tariffs being rorted by batteries.

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Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Rooftop solar’s new boom – when installing PV becomes a no-brainer

Falling technology costs and yet another hike in electricity prices are combining to make rooftop solar an economic no-brainer for most Australian households and businesses. Just ask Cory Bernardi.

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Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

Bigger is now better for rooftop solar – even for low energy users

Report finds 5kW-plus rooftop solar systems offer best bang for buck, no matter household energy profile – even if all generation exported to grid.

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NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

CEFC commits a further $180m to extend NAB Energy Efficient Bonus program, after huge success with Australian farmers.

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Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

Four shopping centres to go behind the meter in major commercial solar deal

One of Australia’s biggest shopping centre owners, SCA Property Group, signs 10-year deal to power four sites cross NSW and SA with a combined total of 2.9MW of rooftop PV.

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Australia's biggest battery system delivered to WA astronomy hub

Australia’s biggest battery system delivered to WA astronomy hub

Carnegie Clean Energy adds 2.6MWh battery storage system to 1.6MW solar system at CSIRO’s Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory.

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NT aboriginal community to get 1MW solar plant, cut reliance on diesel

NT aboriginal community to get 1MW solar plant, cut reliance on diesel

Nauiyu community set to be powered by a 1MW solar plant during the day, relegating its diesel generators for use only at night and as back-up.

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German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery giant Sonnen teams with Australian solar tile maker to take on Tesla

German battery maker Sonnen in new partnership with Australian roofing company that is set to launch its own integrated solar tile.

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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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Tesla's 'solar roof' open for orders - and down payments - in Australia

Tesla’s ‘solar roof’ open for orders – and down payments – in Australia

Tesla opens orders for its much-hyped solar roof, with installations of two varieties of its PV tiles to begin installations in the US mid-year and in Australia in 2018.