Smart swimming pool pilot wins $2.5 million ARENA grant

A New South Wales energy management company has won ARENA’s funding for a smart swimming poll pilot project, which holds a promise to both manage peak demand and save pool owners up to 30% of their household electricity use.

China to achieve grid parity for solar in 2023, slow development of storage hinders RE adoption, survey shows

Examining the outlook for renewables, grid and infrastructure, and energy storage for the next five years and beyond, the Lloyd’s Register 2018 Technology Radar study asks the question: when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

Canberra CBD rooftops could host at least 46 MW of solar PV

Spatial analysis of solar potential shows that at least a third of the rooftops in the central business district of Canberra could host solar panels, thus saving on the land needed to provide a substantial proportion of city’s power needs with PV.

New South Wales greenlights 11 solar farms in 12 months

The NSW government doubled the number of approved utility-scale solar projects in the previous year, and got off to a promising start to 2018.

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South Australia to host another big battery near Snowtown

With all eyes still on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery at the Hornsdale wind farm, South Australia now readies to raise the game with its first big battery built in conjunction with a solar farm.

juwi Australia hires former FRV MD, sharpens utility scale focus

German-headquartered project developer juwi Australia is sharpening its focus towards developing utility scale PV projects, after having previously delivered hybrid projects such as its DeGrussa plant in Western Australia. To pursue the shift, the company has appointed Cameron Garnsworthy as managing director of juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd.

Australia must not miss lithium chance

Issuing a call for action, a report commissioned by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies outlines Australia’s opportunity to expand along the estimated $2 trillion lithium chain in the next two years.

Fronius releases new generation of storage kits for Australian market

The Austrian inverter specialist is launching a new version of its Energy Package upgraded with storage units from LG Chem.

Powershop Australia inks PPA deals for 200 MW solar, 189 MW wind projects

In addition to entering an agreement to purchase three hydro power stations in Australia, New Zealand’s energy retailer has signed three PPAs for wind and solar projects in Victoria and New South Wales. 

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Solar-powered classrooms pilot in NSW

Children at two New South Wales schools have started the new school year this week in modular classrooms powered by renewable energy.

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