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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Solar bet for Crown Casino, with 300kW rooftop system

Solar bet for Crown Casino, with 300kW rooftop system

Melbourne’s Crown casino complex has installed one of the CBD’s biggest rooftop PV systems on its admin building.

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IPART gets tough on tariffs for NSW rooftop solar

IPART gets tough on tariffs for NSW rooftop solar

IPART confirms plans to effectively penalise NSW solar households for the lower electricity prices their rooftop PV has helped to deliver, by cutting the recommended feed-in tariff in half for 2018/19.

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Townsville resort bets big on solar, efficiency

Townsville resort bets big on solar, efficiency

A luxury resort in Townsville in Queensland’s north is looking to cut its grid power consumption by up to 70 per cent, through a suite of cutting edge renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades.

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Clean Energy Regulator confirms the RET is met

Clean Energy Regulator confirms the RET is met

Clean Energy Regulator confirms the 2020 Renewable Energy Target will be met ahead of schedule, with 6,553MW of wind and solar projects already built or under construction.

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Frydenberg says NEG is "best chance" for coal generation

Frydenberg says NEG is “best chance” for coal generation

Frydenberg says NEG offers “best chance” for coal, says rapid decarbonisation would cause “lights to go out”, and resumes attack on AGL and Labor’s renewables target.

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Zibelman on changing energy market: "Get used to it"

Zibelman on changing energy market: “Get used to it”

Zibelman says critics need to get used to the fact that the energy market is changing, and it was underscored by AGL that said coal “is well and truly beaten out” by wind and solar.

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New home buyers in WA offered "game-changing" solar PPA

New home buyers in WA offered “game-changing” solar PPA

Buyers of new-build homes at a property development in Perth’s northern suburbs offered solar PPA that promises to cut their daytime power costs by 40%.

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Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Queensland Somerset Regional Council receives application for 1.5GW solar PV farm, with two substations and provision for battery storage.

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WA firms grip on booming battery market, as lithium refinery site selected

WA firms grip on booming battery market, as lithium refinery site selected

A site at Kwinana, south of Perth, has been earmarked for one of world’s biggest lithium refineries.

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Trading in premium solar tariffs could spark home battery boom

Trading in premium solar tariffs could spark home battery boom

Report finds 76% of Australian solar homes on premium feed-in tariff would trade it in for chance to upgrade systems – in particular, to add battery storage.

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Electric Winnebago: Motorhome maker launches all-electric RV

Electric Winnebago: Motorhome maker launches all-electric RV

Iconic US motorhome maker takes “first step” towards electrification with all-electric commercial RV platform.