Tasmania firms its ambitions of becoming Battery of the Nation

Hydro Tasmania has released a white paper pushing the island state’s claims to become the Battery of the Nation via upgrades to the Victoria-Tasmania interconnector, an effort to unblock the backlog of solar and wind.

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Australia’s shopping centres are increasingly utilising solar PV

Across Australia shopping centres are starting to realise their expansive car parks are the perfect solar farms. Not only do the centres get solar energy at peak times, but customers can avoid the real threat of car-related bodily burns by parking in the shade of a solar array.

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Massive AGL deal set to push Australia into the battery age

AGL, Australia’s biggest power producer, has inked a deal that will see the development of four large-scale batteries in NSW. The agreement is an attempt to secure against fluctuating prices during peak periods.

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UNSW pioneer continuing to push solar ahead

Professor Chee Mun Chong is at the forefront of advanced hydrogenation, effectively doping solar cells with hydrogen to eliminate defects and build efficiency.

Australia’s first full-sized surf park to pump out renewable waves

Urbnsurf Melbourne, Australia’s first full-sized surf park is set to open in Tullamarine this summer 2019/2020. The project is not only exciting for all those sullen landlocked surfers out there, but because the whole park is set to be renewably powered.

Sydney Opera House sets itself apart again, this time for its sustainability practices

The Sydney Opera House has become Australia’s first major arts institution to commit to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it is but another step the famous landmark is making as a standout in sustainability.

Meet EVie, Fremantle’s new electric rubbish truck

The City of Fremantle is not shy of trying something new and sustainable. Freo’s latest experiment, an EV rubbish truck called EVie that will rumble, or hum rather, along the streets for the next month.

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Meet the Aussie startup delivering solar minigrids to remote communities from a ping-pong table

Meet Afnan Hannan, CEO and co-founder of Okra Solar, an Aussie startup looking to eradicate energy poverty using solar minigrids that has already been recognised with a global sustainability award and a best IoT startup award.

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Mirvac set to build net zero energy Melbourne community with ARENA backing

With ARENA’s help, Mirvac is set to trial a net zero energy community of townhouses in the Melbourne suburb of Altona North.

CEC report makes case for large-scale renewable benefit sharing

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has released an extensive report on the benefit of sharing options for renewable energy projects. In addition to highlighting the benefits of sharing for both project proponents and local communities, the report provides pathways to models of benefit sharing.

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