Efficiency and renewables

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.

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.

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.

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.

La Trobe generating electricity with onsite renewables

19 March, 2021

La Trobe University is well on its way to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2029.

Lighting efficiency regulation update from LCA

18 March, 2021

LCA has posted information on the latest published update from the Australian Government on the future of lighting efficiency regulation in Australia.

FIMER PVS-10/33-TL three-phase string inverter

26 February, 2021 | Supplied by: FIMER Australia

FIMER has released its PVS-10/33-TL three-phase string inverter solutions for commercial and industrial applications.

R.STAHL compact LED floodlights

25 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

The new generation R. STAHL explosion-protected LED floodlights are now available from Control Logic.

New standards to futureproof the power system

25 February, 2021

The AEMC has announced that new compulsory standards are on the way for household energy technologies that connect to the power system, including solar panels.

Faulty solar system fears drive sales

18 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Enphase Energy

Sydney-based installer Solaray Energy reports that one in five inquiries come from people concerned about faulty or failing solar PV systems.

Q CELLS enters NZ market

15 February, 2021

Solar technology and energy solutions provider Q CELLS is entering the New Zealand energy market for the first time.

2020 a boom year for rooftop solar

03 February, 2021 | Supplied by: SunWiz

Solar industry consultant SunWiz says the Australian market defied expectation in 2020.

On-grid inverter warranty extended to 10 years

25 January, 2021 | Supplied by: GoodWe (Australia)

Solar inverter and storage solution vendor GoodWe has increased its warranty to a standard 10-year full warranty across its full range of on-grid inverters.

New solar technology inspired by butterfly wings

18 January, 2021

Photovoltaic and solar thermal systems are not generally thought of as aesthetically pleasing. A new design breakthrough aims to change that.

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