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Pro-coal MP to open off-grid solar+storage project

In yet another bizarre demonstration of the muddled thinking of coalition parliamentarians and solar, climate skeptic and pro-coal LNP MP, George Christensen, will be launching a major off-grid renewable energy project – executed by local business Linked Group Services in Northern Queensland.

Flinders University to cover 20% of its electricity needs with solar

A combination of rooftop solar on campus buildings and a solar car-port will soon provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power Flinders University.


AEMO: Heightened risk of outages, coal generators to blame

In its 2018 Electricity Statement of Opportunities (ESOO), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has warned of a heightened risk of power failure during summer peak-demand periods, based on refinements in weather forecasting and reduced reliability of ageing fossil fuel generators.  


Townsville battery factory study gets financial shot in the arm

Following the signing of an assistance agreement between the Queensland Government and international consortium Imperium 3, a $2 billion lithium-ion battery factory is one step closer to reality.

RCR Tomlinson difficulties highlight impact of PV project commissioning delays

Delays in achieving the full commissioning of Australian PV power plants are beginning to seriously impact project EPCs. Diversified engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson has postponed its annual financial results, with speculation mounting that delays to the commissioning of a solar project has caused “a material negative impact” on its earnings.

50 public service jobs for Latrobe Valley with Solar Victoria

The Victorian Labor Party plans to locate its Solar Victoria agency in the heart of the state’s coal country. The agency is set to administer the state government’s proposed $1.3 billion Solar Homes program.


Australia burns while politicians fiddle with the leadership

UNSW’s ARC DECRA Fellow Sophie Lewis and research fellow Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick chart a decade-long failure of Australian emissions reductions policy as evidence of extreme weather events and climate change impacts mount.

Power Ledger launches P2P solar trading trial in Bangkok

Solar power will be traded across the meter among four participating entities at Bangkok’s T77 precinct – a shopping centre, international school, serviced apartments and a dental hospital.


South Australia launches 10 MW solar tender

The Berri Barmera Council has invited expressions of interest for the construction and operation of a 10 MW solar farm which will contribute to delivering a predictable and cost-effective renewable energy supply within the region.

New CEO appointed for ARENA

Darren Miller, co-founder of Sydney-based solar focused electricity company Mojo Power, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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