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Free solar systems to be given to South Australian concession holders from today

South Australian concession holders can now opt to switch their payments for a brand new solar system as part of the state government’s Switch for Solar pilot program which kicked off on Monday.

Redflow launches itself into high-voltage grid-scale space with Energy Pod Z modules

Queensland flow battery company, Redflow, has unveiled the product it’s hoping will launch its lucrative high-voltage, high-capacity, grid-scale future: the Energy Pod Z module.

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Australia’s only solar manufacturer helps students construct solar race car

Tindo Solar, Australia’s only solar panel manufacturer, has teamed up with a group of engineering students from the Australian National University to help them construct a solar race car.

Australia’s notoriously slow C&I segment gains momentum with shopping centre leadership

While suburban Australian rooftops have become coated in solar panels, the roofs of our commercial and industrial buildings have remained conspicuously bare. Our shopping centres, however, seem to be slowly be moving in the direction ordinary Australian’s have paved, with Australia’s largest privately-owned shopping centre yesterday announcing plans for a sizeable microgrid. Likewise, Vicinity, one of the country’s largest shopping centre managers, has managed to increase its sustainability rating largely through its extensive solar program.

350,000+ solar panels installed by state water utility, marking completion of mammoth project

Government-owned water utility, SA Water, has completed its extensive solar installation project, which involved installing more than 350,000 PV panels across 33 water treatment plants and pump stations across metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia.

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Energy is neither created nor destroyed; it just transitions

Last November, the NSW government announced its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap which is expected to attract up to $32 billion in private investment for renewable energy infrastructure by 2030. The Roadmap aims to unlock 12GW of new renewable energy capacity from selected Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) with an additional 2GW in storage. Last month, the state government progressed its plans as it opened consultations on “specific urgent and mechanical policy details” on regulations needed to implement the Roadmap.

100+ businesses band together to demand 1% of GDP be allocated to clean energy in May budget

More than 100 Australian businesses, including some of the country’s largest, have banded together to put pressure on government to commit at least 1% of GDP to a green energy recovery in the May budget and to ensure a more equitable transition to renewables for marginalised Australians.

Outgoing AGL boss singled out by Greenpeace for company’s shockingly late embrace of coal

When Brett Redman, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Australia’s biggest energy generator and retailer, unexpectedly quit last month, the news promised intrigue. AGL, a giant in the Australian landscape, had recently announced it would split in two – a strange move which confused markets. Greenpeace today published an extensive report on the company, detailing how in the midst of global momentum away from fossil fuels in 2009, AGL actually divested from its renewable portfolio to turn toward coal, directed by Redman at the company helm.

$103 million flows from ARENA to commercial ‘green’ hydrogen projects, despite concern around gas couplings

Three commercial-scale hydrogen projects have been conditionally approved for $103.3 million in funding from the government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency, including Western Australian green ammonia project from Engie, as well two hydrogen + gas blend projects from ATCO and Australian Gas Networks respectively.

‘I know a lot of people hate this’: ESB Chair explains why we need a coal subsidy

In its first briefing following the publication of its Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper, the Energy Security Board’s Independent Chair, Dr Kerry Schott, spoke candidly about what will inevitably be a “messy” transition to renewables.