Efficiency and renewables

Australia breaks PV system install record in 2020

19 May, 2021

Over 362,000 rooftop solar PV installations were issued with small-scale renewable energy scheme certificates under the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme.

Funding for solutions to increase DER within LV networks

10 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

ARENA is funding a solution to overcome challenges for distribution network service providers in managing distributed energy resources within LV networks.

Tweed Shire backs solar under Renewable Energy Action Plan

04 May, 2021

Tweed Shire Council has committed to a new two-year program of renewable energy and energy efficiency works across its facilities.

Large-scale commercial battery for Canberra

04 May, 2021

Infrastructure and renewables development company Elvin Group has installed what it says is Australia's first commercial urban large scale-based utility battery in Canberra.

Clipsal Solar partners with Wattwatchers

01 May, 2021 | Supplied by: Clipsal Solar

When hardware-agnostic Clipsal Solar started talking with software-agnostic Wattwatchers Digital Energy, the companies found an opportunity.

Pierlite to illuminate up to 1000 NSW public schools

27 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Pierlite Australia Pty Ltd

Pierlite will provide LED lighting for NSW public schools as part of a statewide lighting upgrade program.

Q CELLS awarded 'Top Brand PV' for sixth consecutive year

23 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Q CELLS

Q CELLS has secured the 'Top Brand PV 2021' seal from EuPD Research for the sixth year in a row in Australia.

Study: How rooftop solar assists the electricity network

19 April, 2021

UNSW will develop tools to understand the behaviour of rooftop solar and distributed energy resources (DER) in response to a variety of contingency events.

Cleaning up renewable energy

14 April, 2021

A University of South Australia researcher is helping to establish a lifetime stewardship scheme to manage renewable energy waste from solar panels.

Creative lighting guide for electrical contractors

07 April, 2021

Lighting Council Australia (LCA) has published a new Creative Lighting Guide designed in the main for electrical contractors and consumers.

Network-connected battery storage trial to begin in Queensland

06 April, 2021

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced five locations across regional Queensland to host a large-scale, network-connected battery trial.

Trade solar energy for slabs of VB

01 April, 2021

Victoria Bitter has launched Solar Exchange — a new program that enables beer lovers to trade their excess solar energy for slabs of Victoria Bitter.

CSIRO plays a part in next-gen solar development

01 April, 2021

Australia's CSIRO will help develop next-generation concentrated solar thermal (CST) technology in the United States.

New plan to make room on grid for more home solar and batteries

31 March, 2021

The Australian Energy Market Commission has released a draft determination on how to integrate more small-scale solar into the electricity grid.

Australian home owners install batteries at record rates

25 March, 2021 | Supplied by: SunWiz

COVID-19 has failed to dampen enthusiasm for solar storage in Australia, with more than 31,000 batteries installed in homes around the country during 2020.

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