Efficiency and renewables

Draft solar feed-in tariff benchmarks released for NSW

08 May, 2018

IPART is proposing a benchmark all-day solar feed-in tariff of 7.5 c/kWh for 2018–19.


Promoting battery stewardship

07 May, 2018

The Battery Stewardship Council has welcomed support of Ministers for fast-tracking a battery stewardship scheme.


Beyond batteries

02 May, 2018

Australia is ahead of the curve when it comes to implementing energy storage solutions, according to Hydrostor President and COO Jon Norman.


Smart thermostat company receives CEFC funding

30 April, 2018

Energy management solution provider Zen Ecosystems is set to receive $5 million funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) through its Innovation Fund.


Latrobe Valley farmers to trade energy via blockchain microgrid

27 April, 2018

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $370,000 in funding for a feasibility study into a 'virtual microgrid' for the Latrobe Valley.


Philips illuminates facades of 37 Chinese buildings

20 April, 2018 | Supplied by: Signify

Philips Lighting has used connected LED architectural lighting to illuminate the facades of 37 buildings, along a 9.2 km stretch of road in China.


IXL Fresco Aurora outdoor heater

18 April, 2018 | Supplied by: IXL Appliances Australia

The Fresco Aurora outdoor heater combines ambient infrared heat, dimmable task lighting and mood lighting in one unit.


ABB deploys 30 MW battery, microgrid in Pilbara

18 April, 2018 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has supplied a containerised microgrid solution to support a gas-fired power station to optimise and automate its operations in the Pilbara region.


Pop-up mobile solar PV could replace diesel generators

17 April, 2018

Pop-up mobile solar PV could soon replace diesel generators as a temporary power supply for military operations, disaster relief efforts and music festivals.


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.


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.


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