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Safety first: Solar installer banned from Victoria solar rebate program

Following joint investigations by Solar Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria, the Victorian government has banned a solar installer from the Solar Homes program for at least two years. The investigations found that Space Solar had employed unlicensed electricians to carry out works, resulting in technical and safety defects.

ARENA boosting commercial shift to EV fleets

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), along with support from the NSW and South Australian Governments, Ausgrid and NRMA, has announced that it will provide almost AUD$500,000 in funding to Evenergi to assist businesses and consumers plan for the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

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Stock markets pumped $1.3bn into solar in the last quarter

Fundraising activity for solar leaped in the July-to-September period to provide healthy quarterly and year-so-far comparisons on 2018.

QLD boasts of its solar power takeover

If you’ve got it, flaunt it, and Queensland (QLD) is doing just that. Over the weekend QLD boasted that its solar panels can now produce twice as much electricity as the state’s biggest power station.

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Sunshine on tap as industry-scale PPA set to power NSW & ACT pubs

Hundreds of NSW & ACT pubs and hotels are set to join in a world’s first industry-scale PPA in an agreement between Australian brewing giant Lion, and French energy giant Engie.

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Eni acquires two solar farms in Northern Territory

Through subsidiary, Eni Australia, the Italian oil major has completed the acquisition of two 12.5 MW construction-ready solar project in the Northern Territory.

Townsville battery gigafactory reaches new milestone

Plans to develop an 18 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in northern Queensland have reached an important milestone with the project feasibility study submitted to the Queensland government.

Q Cells 25-year product warranty turns heads

Q Cells has announced a 25-year product warranty on its upcoming modules to be released in Australia before the end of the year. The 25-year extended warranty is a massive show of confidence by one of the world’s largest module manufacturer’s in its products.

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Workers’ union calls for regional jobs in renewables, li-ion batteries, green hydrogen

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is recommending an overhaul of policies to promote manufacturing in regional Australia along with a major push to create new jobs in a range of industries, including lithium batteries, green hydrogen and renewables.

Australian Capital Territory completes shift to 100% renewable electricity

Today, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has switched to 100% renewable electricity as it started purchasing clean power from the last stage of South Australia’s Hornsdale Wind Farm.

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