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Major projects on sale as three Lyon Solar companies enter liquidation

Creditors of Brisbane-based solar and storage developer Lyon Group have announced that three of Lyon Solar’s companies are now in liquidation after their directors failed to meet a deadline. Deloitte is now looking for buyers for the Companies’ projects.


Solar pushes demand in South Australia to new record low

On Sunday, South Australia set a new record for minimum operational demand at 475 MW. Rooftop solar led the way covering 64% of the total demand in the state.


Downer to build Chichester solar+battery project at iron ore mine

Downer has been contracted by Alinta Energy to turn Fortescue Metals Group’s Chichester Hub iron ore operations in the Pilbara region into a solar-powered hub.

AI-enabled VPP promises up to 100% reduction in home energy bills

With UK success under its belt, Social Energy is set to make Australia’s vast rooftop PV resource pay back more to households and deliver for the grid — think an energy-storage system that uses AI to manage, distribute and trade energy generated by aggregated home solar.


Kudos, PV solutions for the masses and IP wars: the importance of being Q Cells

One of the world’s largest solar cell and PV module manufacturers, South Korea-headquartered Q Cells zealously guards its Tier 1 status, its reputation for quality, and its IP based on 20 years of research and development. Key Account Director Myungsin Shim muses on the future of PV in Australia, and a raft of new Hanwha offerings about to hit the market.


Western Australia iron ore mining hub to run on solar

On the back of a landmark agreement with Alinta Energy, Fortescue Metals will use solar power for up to 100% of its daytime energy needs at the Chichester Hub iron ore operation in the Pilbara region.


Sonnen earns Australian Made label

Almost a year after the opening of its assembly and manufacturing facility at the site of the old Holden factory, German battery manufacturer Sonnen can now officially say its products are made in the land of kangaroos.


Zali Steggall to take Climate Change Bill to parliament

Warringah MP and defeater of Tony Abbott Zali Steggall is set to put a Climate Change Bill on the floor of parliament in early 2020 resembling the United Kingdom’s Climate Change Act. Such a bill from a cross-bench Independent might be the Parliamentary angle required for much-needed energy policy.

Technology Metals Australia receives grant for vanadium redox flow battery solutions

Technology Metals Australia has received a promising grant from the Australian Government for the development of its Gabanintha Vanadium Project. It is a small but sure sign of Vanadium’s strategic importance to the Australian economy when paired with renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.


Dr Shi: China would not be dominating the module market if it did not invest in quality control

Former Suntech President Shi Zhengrong says that China’s “solar cluster” has worked in an organized way to achieve both scale and product quality and performance. Known widely as Dr Shi, the true solar pioneer is attending next week’s All Energy Australia event, and will be speaking at pv magazine’s Quality Roundtable.

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