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CEFC urged to pick up pace with household energy upgrades fund

The federal government has been urged to pick up the pace after the Clean Energy Finance Corporation opened the purse strings on a $1 billion fund that is to support cheaper finance for rooftop solar, home batteries and other energy efficiency upgrades for Australian homes.

Community battery rollout picks up pace adding 980 kWh capacity in NSW

The deployment of community batteries rolls on in New South Wales with network operators Endeavour Energy and Ausgrid both launching new energy storage systems on their networks.


Largest energy storage tender in NSW history now open

The New South Wales government has made history, opening two significant tenders for projects of up to 1 GW of new, long-duration storage, and up to 3.98 GW of access rights to the South West Renewable Energy Zone.


REC launches 640 W heterojunction solar module with 22.5% efficiency

REC has developed a new series of heterojunction solar panels with efficiencies up to 22.5% and an operating temperature coefficient of -0.24% per degree Celsius.

Digital exchange aims to change game for residential solar and batteries

The Australian Energy Market Operator has begun consultations with industry to develop a common digital platform in a bid to make the orchestration of rooftop solar, batteries, grid-connected electric vehicles and other consumer energy resources easier.

Brookfield reaches agreement to acquire majority stake in Neoen

Canadian global asset management company Brookfield has reached agreement for a majority stake in Australia’s largest developer of renewables, France-headquartered Neoen, and is set to acquire a 53.32% stake in pursuit of 100% ownership.


Squadron plans 2 GW renewables project for South West REZ

Andrew Forrest’s Squadron Energy has lodged documents with the New South Wales government in a forward step on its proposed 2 GW Koorakee Energy Park that is to include a 1 GW solar farm and 1 GW of wind energy backed by a 1 GW / 12 GWh battery energy storage system.


Austrian startup offers double-axis tracking system for agrivoltaics

Anywhere Solar says its new trackers have a module area of 75 m2 and can host PV systems up to 19 kW in size. When deployed horizontally, the systems allow vehicles up to 4.3 meters high to pass underneath.

Horizon on hunt for renewable solutions for Kimberley communities

Western Australian regional energy provider Horizon Power has begun the search for electricity supply solutions that maximise renewable energy sources like solar to power five remote communities in the Kimberley region, reducing their reliance on fossil-fuel generation including diesel and gas.

Energex teams with Origin to explore neighbourhood battery benefits

Queensland government-owned energy company Energex is pushing ahead with the deployment of up to 35 pole- and ground-mounted community batteries in the city of Ipswich as it explores how to best store and reuse solar energy from the state’s approximately 1 million rooftop solar systems.


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