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Substantial increase in solar fires caused by DC isolators recorded in state data

Data shows a sharp increase in the number of fires caused by the DC isolators that separate the grid from solar panels. ABC News gathered state-by-state data revealing a dramatic increase in fire incidents in the last 12 months. 


Australia’s most recognisable solar recycler handed windup notice by Victorian court

One of Australia’s best known solar recycling companies, Reclaim PV, has been handed down a windup notice by Victoria’s Supreme Court. The company’s insolvency highlights the deep issues of solar recycling and the complexity of trying to create circularity in an overwhelmingly linear approach.


Photon approaches FID with RayGen plant in South Australia

Dutch company Photon Energy is developing a project with 200 MW of solar coupled with 115 MW and up to 24 hours of thermal storage in Yadnarie using RayGen technology. Photon Energy hopes to reach a final investment decision (FID) on the Yadnarie project on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula by about the middle of next year. 

300 MWh Amp Energy battery secures grid connection agreement in SA

Amp Energy’s 150 MW / 300 MWh battery storage project in Bungama, north of Adelaide, has secured a grid connection agreement with South Australia’s grid operator and owner ElectraNet.

AGL goes live with second biggest battery in Australia

Australian energy giant AGL has officially opened its first operational grid-scale battery with the 250 MW/250 MWh facility at its Torrens Island power station site in South Australia now live.


Adelaide firm commissions molten silicon energy storage system

Australian energy storage specialist 1414 Degrees has successfully commissioned a demonstration module featuring its thermal energy storage technology that harnesses the high latent heat properties of silicon to provide a potential zero-carbon solution for use in high-temperature industries.


Vehicle-to-grid tech put to test in SA trial

South Australia’s Flinders University has launched a trial that will test bidirectional vehicle-to-grid charging technology that allows electric vehicles to either be recharged or used as batteries to provide back-up power to the grid.

Electric train steers South Australia toward net zero milestone

South Australia’s planned transition to a zero-emissions public transport system has reached a major milestone with the electrification of the passenger rail line between Adelaide’s CBD and Gawler in the north now complete.

Redarc unveils 150 Ah lithium battery

The Alpha 150 battery, produced in the Netherlands by Adelaide-headquarted electronics manufacturer Redarc, has a lifespan of more than 5,000 cycles and a continuous discharge rating of 200 A.

Barossa wine giant switches on 2.6 MW solar system

One of Australia’s major winemakers has taken a big step forward in its transition to 100% renewable energy, switching on what it claims is the largest winery solar installation in the country. The 2.6 MW rooftop and carport array is the continuation of a wider trend of winemakers adopting solar to bring down energy costs and strengthen their brands.


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