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Rooftop solar drives Australia to renewable energy record

The rise and rise of rooftop solar PV has established Australia as a renewable energy powerhouse with new figures from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) revealing the nation achieved a record in renewable capacity in 2020.


Australian first with battery approved for Hume hydro station

The rush to deliver energy storage solutions to support Australia’s electricity grid continues apace with Meridian Energy Australia receiving approval to install a 20 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) alongside the Hume Hydroelectric Power Station in regional New South Wales.


Sungrow launches second generation inverter in Australia

Chinese solar inverter giant Sungrow has taken the first step towards increasing its Australian market share in 2021 with the launch of its second generation three-phase residential inverters.

Wind farm contracts prove costly for AGL

Australia’s largest energy retailer, AGL Energy, has revealed a stunning $2.69 billion write-down to its asset value with plunging power prices taking a toll on its renewable energy operations.


Analyst warns large-scale market could slow record growth

Australia’s embrace of solar PV continues to scale new heights but industry consultancy SunWiz has issued a word of caution, suggesting “increasing headwinds in the industry” could curtail growth in 2021.

Glenrowan West Solar Farm live after first export

Victoria is set to welcome another large-scale solar farm to the grid with the 149 MWp DC Glenrowan West facility moving into the final phase of construction.


Q Cells Australia extends reach across Tasman

The Australian arm of South Korean solar technology giant Hanwha Q-Cells has extended its reach, launching into the New Zealand energy market.

South Australia leads way in winding back of demand

Australia’s record-breaking embrace of residential and commercial solar PV continues to reduce grid demand in the nation’s electricity systems and has delivered a “world first” for South Australia with solar power matching 100% of the state’s underlying demand for the first time on record.


Global glass shortage sparks warning for Australian solar industry

Shanghai-based solar module manufacturer Sunman has warned government-imposed restrictions on the manufacture of glass in China could have an enormous effect on Australia’s booming solar industry.

NSW government poised to energise Australia’s biggest REZ

Australia’s largest Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) is set to be energised with the New South Wales Government announcing it will soon seek registrations of interest from solar, wind and energy storage project proponents keen to be part of the massive 8 GW New England REZ.

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