Highlights

Next round of Solar Homes targets 42,000 resi arrays, 1,000 batteries 

The Victorian Government has published its targets and caps for the 2019/20 round of the Solar Homes program. 40,0000 privately owned homes are set to receive government grants under the program, with an additional 2,000 systems on rental properties. 1,000 grants for retrofitted residential storage are also set to be subsidised in the latest round, in targeted areas. 

Tempo Australia says on track to de-risk Cohuna solar project

With the trading suspension lifted, the ASX-listed contracting company says its fear of cost blowouts on a 34 MW Victorian project has been allayed by the ongoing good faith negotiations with client Enel Green Power.

Australia could install 179 GW of rooftop solar

With Australia amongst the world leaders in solar uptake, a new study finds the nation is currently using less than 5% of the potential capacity for rooftop solar.

AGL’s new virtual power plant to cover four states

On the back of a successful trial in South Australia, AGL is expanding its virtual power plant to other states. Under the program, customers will be able to save up to $280 a year on their electricity bills and be offered an upfront payment of $1,000 towards the cost of their battery.

LG Chem partners with Envirostream for battery recycling in Australia

The South Korean battery manufacturer has joined forces with Victorian recycler Envirostream to develop processing solutions and reduce battery waste stream in Australia.

Green hydrogen airs at G20 meeting of energy ministers this week

Hello hydrogen! A number of factors are floating renewably powered hydrogen to the top of the agenda for worldwide energy ministers. Australia is among the countries most favourably placed to turn hydrogen hype into the biggest source of decarbonised energy the world has yet seen.

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Maoneng, Chint partner for 500 MW solar rollout in Australia

Australian-Chinese renewables developer Maoneng and Chinese module maker and EPC contractor Chint have come together to develop a series of utility-scale solar projects in Australia.

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AEMC opens consultation on changes to marginal loss factors

The Australian Energy Market Commission has started consultation on two rule change requests from Adani Renewables about how marginal loss factors are calculated and how intra-regional settlement residues are distributed.

Total Eren secures finance for Victoria’s biggest solar farm

The French renewables giant has reached financial close for the 256.5 MW Kiamal Solar Farm with the support of a group of Australian and European financial institutions. Additionally, Australia’s green bank Clean Energy Finance Corporation entered the project by taking a minority equity stake.

Sydney Opera House inks hybrid renewable PPA

The world famous iconic building has marked the World Environment Day with a series of sustainability announcements, including contracts to source wind and solar power from major NSW projects.

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