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Trina pivots to meet the needs of challenging utility-scale solar farm sites 

Trackers, training and truly big-wattage panels are among the latest Trina Solar offerings. How are these various developments designed to meet the needs of the Australian utility-PV industry?

BlueScope and Rio Tinto green steel each other for carbon reductions

It may just be an MOU, and there are no timeframes attached, but the agreement between two major emitters to continue and prioritise their development of green-processes for producing steel from iron ore bodes well for Australian manufacturing strength and marketability.

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How giga will interest in NSW’s latest REZ go?

Overwhelmed by interest in its proposed Central-Orana Renewable Energy Zone and then in the New England REZ, the New South Wales Government has now opened the floodgates to the South-West.

Monetising the power to switch off: Australia’s new demand-response market opened today!

Over recent years, the energy industry has been working hard to provide the structure and a regulatory framework for a market that recognises the value of coordinated demand response. Today marked the second wave — after the opening of the FCAS market in 2017 — of opportunity for organisations to trade their flexible electricity loads on the wholesale electricity market. The resulting efficiency gains are an important piece of the energy transition puzzle.

SEA Electric builds and badges 8.5-tonne capacity clean-fuel trucks in Melbourne

Destined for a range of heavy duties, from transporting mining supplies to moving temperature-controlled freight the first SEA 300-85 has been manufactured in Melbourne.

Philippines’ AC Energy finds another way to grow its renewable energy holdings in Oz

After a failed bid last year to gain control of Australia’s Infigen Energy, Philippines-based AC Energy takes over its partner’s 51.6% stake in UPC\AC Renewables.

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A business case for energy retailers to help decarbonise the C&I sector

Renewable PPAs and renewable self generation are hard enough for commercial and industrial energy users to factor into their organisational management. Energy market participation is also on the table. Energy retailers hold the keys to tariff design that leverages all opportunities. They just need smarter software, says Flux Federation’s Jessica Venning-Bryan.

Victoria invites consultation on how to make renewable energy more accessible to C&I users

Renewable generation is now the cheapest source of electricity, but for many C&I users accessing green energy is a complex proposition. The Victorian Government wants to retain and attract more businesses, build more renewable energy, create more jobs — is a market facilitation platform the next piece of the puzzle?

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Drones and software loop the loop on autonomous, intelligent PV plant monitoring

Mobile test equipment is a must for fault detection and performance monitoring of large-scale PV installations. The Australian PV Institute has contributed to an international review of available aerial and portable ground-based technologies, and how to deploy them for reliable, relatable results.

Award for solar-powered health care centre serving Newman’s Indigenous community

Solar installations can rarely be described as a crowning glory, but this Pilbara health clinic hums with renewable energy that is an integral part of its nurturing, elegant, proud design.

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