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Category: Solar

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Ausgrid to fast-track household solar and battery installs, cut costs by $200

Ausgrid to fast-track household solar and battery installs, cut costs by $200

NSW network operator unveils plans to fast-track installation of solar and battery systems up to 30kW, saving customers more than $200 on applications.

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South Australia targets battery storage in new renewables auction

South Australia targets battery storage in new renewables auction

South Australia says 25% of its energy needs will come from “dispatchable” renewables, such as solar with battery storage and biomass.

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Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

ACT govt says submissions to its latest “next generation” renewables tender indicate solar is now competitive with wind energy, suggesting possible major shift in future renewables roll-out.

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Windlab to build world-leading solar-wind-storage hybrid project in Qld

Windlab to build world-leading solar-wind-storage hybrid project in Qld

The era of solar and wind storage is already here, with Windlab to begin construction of world-leading wind-solar-battery storage complex in north Queensland.

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A 10-step guide to going off grid - from your utility

A 10-step guide to going off grid – from your utility

Ergon Energy provides guide to households considering using solar and battery storage to quit the grid. It says it doesn’t want to scare customers into staying with them, but there are 10 things people should consider first.

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Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar and battery powered airplane has successfully circumnavigated the globe, flying more than 42,000km in 17 legs using only the power of the sun.

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Senvion to supply wind turbines for Coober Pedy off-grid hybrid plant

Senvion to supply wind turbines for Coober Pedy off-grid hybrid plant

Senvion to supply wind turbines for ARENA-backed wind, solar and storage microgrid that will take remote SA mining town to 70% renewables.

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Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Solaray selected for Australian-first project to install 30kW of solar and 43.2kWh of Enphase li-ion battery storage at student housing co-op.

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ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA to provide $10m to Chinese wind giant to build Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm, although grant is nearly four times more than being asked by projects in large scale solar tender.

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Why fossil fuel industry needs South Australia "experiment" to fail

Why fossil fuel industry needs South Australia “experiment” to fail

The sharp spike in SA electricity prices this month certainly put the wind up renewable energy critics. But the really scary thing for the fossil fuel industry is that the price spikes don’t happen often enough. The media appears to have forgotten they used to occur every second day.

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ZEN Energy wins $1m battery storage tender for SA govt buildings

ZEN Energy wins $1m battery storage tender for SA govt buildings

Adelaide company ZEN Energy wins contract to install more than 500kWh of li-ion battery storage at three government-owned buildings in Adelaide.