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Plico Energy plans expansion after $4m financial injection

Fledgling residential solar PV and battery storage provider Plico Energy will look to accelerate the expansion of its customer base in its home state of Western Australia after securing a $4 million capital injection.

Solar-powered tourism and the traveller’s rest

Solar-based microgrids are transforming island aspirations for prosperity, sustainability and the returning tourist trade.

More panels than pupils: remote primary school kicks off WA’s solar PV program

The farming community of Scaddan, 50km off Western Australia’s southern coast, has kicked off the state’s Solar Schools Program with the first of 30 planned systems installed.

Solar stocks rise as President Xi pledges 1.2 TW of renewables capacity in 2030

The Chinese leader has revealed some details of his nation’s commitment to go carbon neutral by 2060. That solar and wind power promise could even prove to be a conservative estimate, according to the nation’s solar industry.

How to grow a mid-scale market segment

When Komo Energy founders Gerald Arends and Jonathan Prendergast spoke to pv magazine Australia almost six weeks ago, Australia’s knowledge gap about the mid-scale segment lay between them and their vision of a flowing pipeline of projects.

Apartment living in the US is about to get a money-saving Aussie tech boost

Allume Energy’s SolShare technology equitably spreads the solar love among residents of community housing and apartment buildings that can install PV on top. It has just achieved the certification that will let residents of “multi family units” across America enjoy the benefits of renewable energy.

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In the heart of NSW coal country, Lithgow turns to rooftop solar and Tesla battery storage

Lithgow City Council is smack-bang in the thick of NSW coal country, its surrounds are littered by coal-fired power stations (most of them closed). However, the immunity of solar and energy storage to the power outages brought on by emergencies like bushfires, as well as the Council’s own community goals, means times are a changing.

Spanish tracker giant STI Norland expands to Australia with a keenness to compete

Spanish tracker giant STI Norland has expanded to Australia with a new subsidiary office in Melbourne. The company is arriving on our shores with a keenness to compete with tracker suppliers who already have their foot in the door. With no solar farm too big or too small, STI Norland Australia CEO Alan Atchison sat down with pv magazine Australia to talk about how the company plans to make tracks Down Under.

MPS to deliver solar for regional WA schools

Western Australia government-owned utility Horizon Power has engaged Mechanical Project Services to install a combined 2.1 MW of rooftop solar on about 30 schools around the state.

ARENA helps fund project to demonstrate energy efficient housing at scale

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is chipping in over $700,000 to help Frasers Property Australia build 51 energy efficient homes complete with a solar embedded network. The idea is to demonstrate to the wider housing sector that energy efficient homes can be built at scale and be cost-effective to the customer.

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