Efficiency and renewables

ACT to upgrade 80,000 streetlights

13 April, 2018

Streetlights across the ACT will soon be upgraded under a new contract signed with Electrix.


The biggest barrier to microgrid deployment

10 April, 2018

The establishment of viable business cases for different applications is the main barrier to the continued uptake of microgrids in Australia.


Tour Tesla's 'Big Battery' site

04 April, 2018

The Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition 2018 is providing attendees the opportunity to see first-hand one of three commercial and utility energy storage projects that are transforming South Australia's energy sector.


South Australia to get second virtual power plant

03 April, 2018

Simply Energy has announced plans to build an 8 MW virtual power plant in Adelaide.


Renewable energy generated more power than coal over summer

27 March, 2018

Renewable energy generated more electricity than brown coal, gas or oil during Australia's summer, according to the Renewable Energy Index.


$750K funding for SA lighting firm

26 March, 2018 | Supplied by: Green Frog Systems

Green Frog Systems, a firm specialising in commercial solar lighting and energy storage systems, has received a commercialisation grant worth $760,837 under the Federal Entrepreneurs' Programme.


80 MW batteries to power Victoria

26 March, 2018

The Victorian Government has announced plans to build two large-scale batteries as part of its energy storage initiative.


Philips to change name to Signify

19 March, 2018

Philips Lighting has announced that it plans to change its company name to Signify while keeping the Philips brand for its products.


Mirvac to build energy-efficient houses; gets $90m CEFC funding

15 March, 2018

Australian developer Mirvac will build three new energy-efficient residential communities with a $90 million loan from the CEFC.


Distributed energy innovation

13 March, 2018 by Mansi Gandhi

The energy industry continues to see increased penetration of distributed energy generation.


New program to boost Sydney's solar uptake

12 March, 2018

The City of Sydney will put $750,000 towards a $2.25 million Ausgrid grant program to reduce demand for electricity and carbon emissions.


Calix enters grid-scale battery storage market

09 March, 2018

Australian technology company Calix has entered the race for grid-scale storage batteries.


Rooftop solar boom: more than 395 installations per hour

07 March, 2018

With more than 9500 solar panels installed every day, the future looks bright for the Australian solar industry.


First of 12 large-scale solar farms completed in WA

05 March, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced Emu Downs is the first of its 12 large-scale solar farms funded under its $92 million round to be completed.


City of London's smart lighting strategy

02 March, 2018

The City of London Corporation plans to bring innovative lighting proposals to the Square Mile.


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