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Australian rooftop PV safety standards under fire in new report

The Australian rooftop PV market is expected to eclipse all previous records in 2020 but a new report has raised serious questions about the fire safety standards associated with small-scale solar installations.


Future is clear as Perth-based company unveils commercial-scale trial

Australian renewable energy company ClearVue continues to push ahead with the development of its transparent solar glass technology with construction beginning on a commercial-scale trial project.


FRV to develop 115 MW Metz Solar Farm

Spanish developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) has reaffirmed its presence in the Australian renewable energy marketplace by adding the 115 MW Metz Solar Farm to its solar portfolio.


AEMO lays out transmission plan to unlock Victorian renewables

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has outlined a $3.5 billion strategy to shore up Victoria’s electricity transmission network and system security as the state accelerates towards the legislated target of 50% renewables by 2030.

Made-in-Queensland hydrogen ferries to set sail

Queensland’s determination to lead the way with hydrogen has reached new levels with Brisbane-based outfit H2X Marine launching plans to construct watercraft powered by renewable energy.

Woolies makes fresh renewables pledge

Australia’s largest retailer, the Woolworths Group, will power all of its operations with renewable energy by 2025 as part of a new and ambitious sustainability pledge.

Fortescue Metals unveils massive solar ambition

Iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals Group has revealed ambitious plans to build one of the biggest renewable energy portfolios in the world, delivering more than 235 GW of renewable capacity, or five times the current capacity of Australia’s National Energy Market.


SwitchDin teams up with Fronius on remote PV control

Energy management software company SwitchDin has urged operators in the Australian renewable energy market to work collaboratively as the decentralised generation model becomes increasingly dominant.

Renewable electricity share records tumble, rooftop PV leading the way

November is still in its infancy but Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is on track to record its third consecutive month of achieving more than 30% renewable energy.

MPS to deliver solar for regional WA schools

Western Australia government-owned utility Horizon Power has engaged Mechanical Project Services to install a combined 2.1 MW of rooftop solar on about 30 schools around the state.

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