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Community Tesla battery trial launched in Mandurah suburb

Australia’s first community battery trial will see a bulk Tesla battery integrated into existing grid and owned and operated by Western Power and Synergy.

Total Eren seeks to expand Victoria’s biggest solar farm to 450 MWp

After addressing grid connection challenges, the French renewables giant has launched construction on the 256.5 MWp Kiamal Solar Farm. It is now looking to add a second stage of up to 194 MWp, and is exploring commercial options for the approved 380 MWh of energy storage.

Elon Musk to step down as Tesla chair

Under the terms of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Musk will be ineligible to serve as chair for three years. The deal also involves a $40 million penalty and structural changes at Tesla.

Tesla battery installed at UNSW campus

The University of New South Wales has unveiled a 500 kWh Tesla Powerpack battery at its campus as part of a ten-year energy research trial in partnership with NSW’s electricity transmission network operator TransGrid.

Genex gets regulatory nod for Kidston pumped hydro

Sydney-based publicly listed Genex Power has announced it has received a development approval for a 250 MW pumped storage hydro project, as part of its landmark renewable energy hub in far-north Queensland.

Manufacturing MoU inked for 150 MW CSP Aurora project in SA

U.S. firm SolarReserve is moving on its massive solar thermal plant project in South Australia having signed a memorandum of understanding with local outfit Heliostat SA.

Victorian auction winners outline construction plans

The developers that emerged as winners in the Victorian government’s first renewable energy auction have confirmed receiving support agreements from the state to ensure revenue certainty for the projects. The companies have also outlined their construction plans, some of which even include batteries.

Genex acquires 50 MW NSW solar project

The Sydney-based publicly-listed developer is planning to finance construction of the 50 MW Jemalong solar project either on a merchant basis given the strong NSW price forecast, or under a potential offtake arrangement.

South Australia earmarks $180 million for home & grid-scale batteries, demand response

The South Australian government says it is looking to implement a series of reforms to improve the reliability, affordability and security of the state’s energy market. According to its latest state budget, released on Tuesday, it has allocated $180 million to execute the program.

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Elon Musk scraps plan to take Tesla private

The company’s shares have returned to a level slightly above where they were prior to the August 7 announcement.

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