Extension of P2P green loans program after successful first 12 months

Continuing demand and a good first year means that the CEFC and RateSetter have agreed an extension to the green loans agreement, with over 150 new installations every month.

CER launches quarterly tracker, finds over 50,000 rooftop PV systems installed Q1 2018

With small scale solar being installed throughout most states at record clip, the Clean Energy Regulator has developed a tracker to provide a more indicative view of the path the small-scale segment is taking.

ARENA study to bring blockchain energy trading to dairy farmers

Through a study funded by ARENA, the distributed database platform blockchain will be used by Latrobe Valley dairy farmers to buy and sell locally generated renewable energy.

Fronius introduces Ohmpilot – water heating with excess PV power

Fronius is introducing its Ohmpilot solution to the Australian market. The Ohmpilot is a consumption regulator that can utilize solar electricity not used in the home to heat water in boilers or buffer storage tanks.

Adelaide to get 8MW virtual power plant

A $7.7 million funding initiative for energy retailer Simply Energy to build a second virtual power plant across Adelaide was announced by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

ARENA commits $10 million to trial short-term forecasting

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced it is looking for expressions of interest for trialling short-term forecasting projects from large scale wind and solar farms across Australia.

Funding initiative of $12.5 million for distributed energy integration announced by ARENA

ARENA to fund pilot projects and studies worth a total of $12.5 to optimize the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity network.

Carnegie Clean Energy acquires 10 MW farm and 10 MWh battery site in Western Australia

Perth-based Carnegie Clean Energy is expanding its early-stage solar and storage development project development. It’s latest site acquisition is slated for a 10 MW solar PV farm and 10 MWh battery site in WA.

Neoen’s 50 MW hydrogen electrolyser at proposed wind and solar facility in SA receives grant

French firm Neoen has begun development on a hydrogen electrolyser to be colocated alongside a 150 MW wind project and 150 MW solar farm. The project has been awarded a grant of $1 million by the South Australian Renewable Technology fund, with more funding yet to be approved.

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Bali volcano threat prompts distribution of solar-powered TVs, kits

Not-for-profit Kopernic provides disaster relief in Bali with the distribution of solar-powered televisions and kits.