ARENA boosts funding for RayGen’s “solar hydro” power plant

The Australian Government and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are set to fund RayGen Resources Pty Ltd (RayGen) to the tune of $3 million toward a feasibility study for a 4 MW “solar hydro” power plant in north-western Victoria.

Subiaco goes solar

The City of Subiaco has adopted a Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan that will see it powered entirely from renewables by 2025.

Forget toilet paper, consumers are panic buying solar

Byron Bay’s Smart Energy is seeing an unprecedented surge in sales and enquiries of solar and home storage as consumers look to shore themselves up in uncertain times.

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Pilbara miner Element 25 secures capital for its “green metals” export plan

Australian miner Element 25 has secured $2 million in capital to further advance its plans to mine manganese in the Pilbara for export. The key to the project is the utilisation of renewable energies to bring down the price and compete with Chinese suppliers.

Australian Government stimulates solar PV in the face of Coronavirus threat

The Australian Government’s “Economic Response to the Coronavirus” incentivises commercial and industrial solar PV uptake.

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Canadian Solar to release HiKu Mono in Australia

Chinese-Canadian PV heavyweight, Canadian Solar, is looking to harness the power of poetry with the release of its HiKu Mono in Australia. The innovative monocrystalline module enters the market near the top of the range.

Trina Solar doubles down on PV 5.0

Trina Solar’s two new bifacial solar modules are touted as a “game changer,” not only for utility-scale projects, but for commercial and industrial developments as well. PV innovation continues to reduce costs and improve performance, but Australia’s outdated infrastructure is doing its best to slow the transition down.

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Renewables will pave the path out of recession to recovery, says Garnaut

Economist Ross Garnaut believes the cure for a corona virus hit and recession bound economy is strong investment in renewables, in our future energy infrastructure.

Coal developers risk half a trillion dollars down nonrenewable drain

A new report from financial think-tank Carbon Tracker has found that coal developers risk wasting more than $600 billion due to stubborn resistance to the already cheaper electricity resources provided by renewable energies worldwide. The report finds, in short, that a new coal plant is about as prudent an investment today as a Clydesdale and cart. 

Canterbury-Bankstown wants more solar

Sydney’s City of Canterbury-Bankstown has opened an expression of interest period as it seeks the development of a single contract urban solar farm to boost its growing solar uptake.

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