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Developer drives ahead with solar farm plan for Victorian coal country

Australia’s transition to renewable energy continues with developer ARP Australian Solar pushing ahead with plans to establish a 70 MW solar PV and battery energy storage project on the outskirts of Morwell in the heart of Victoria’s coal country.

Panel pushes for changes to accelerate EV rollout

Less than three months out from Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to introduce a road tax on electric vehicles, a community panel has called for an end to the sale of new internal combustion engine cars by 2030 in a bid to speed up the state’s switch to low and zero emissions vehicles.

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AEMC hands down final decision on cashflow rule change

The Australian Energy Market Commission has again rejected requests from transmission network operators TransGrid and ElectraNet to allow for a change of rules governing financing arrangements for large-scale transmission projects considered critical for Australia’s shift to 100% renewables.

Melbourne developer unveils Australia’s ‘largest’ vertical solar PV system

Victorian-based property developer Beulah has announced its soon-to-be-completed Paragon tower in the heart of Melbourne will be home to the nation’s largest and most efficient vertical solar PV system.

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Solar PV powered ‘megawall’ to charge electric bus fleet

Public transport operator Transdev will use a ‘green mobility megawall’ comprising 250 solar modules and 10 Tesla Powerwall units to charge two new electric buses which are set to be rolled out onto the streets of Brisbane.

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Solar steals the show at Melbourne Design Week 

An independent exhibition brought to Melbourne Design Week by a group of 15 of the city’s top architectural firms demonstrates the blueprint for Melbourne’s transformation to “A New Normal”. “A New Normal” is a plan to transform Greater Melbourne into a self-sufficient city by 2030.

Now they want to charge households for exporting solar electricity to the grid — it’ll send the system backwards

It’s come to this. The Australian Energy Markets Commission has produced a draft decision that will make households and small business with solar panels pay to inject their surplus production into the grid.

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AGL to leverage floating solar at Loy Yang for hydrogen project

At AGL Energy’s Investor Day the energy giant revealed plans for a potential floating solar project on the site of its Loy Yang power station in Victoria. AGL, which is currently in the application process for a 200 MW battery at the site and is already producing brown hydrogen for export to Japan, is looking to leverage unused space to reduce emissions.

Toyota, hot off Canberra’s heals, opens Melbourne’s first hydrogen refuelling station and showcase centre

Just days after Australia’s first ever hydrogen vehicle refuelling station opened in Canberra, Toyota’s former manufacturing site in West Melbourne became home to the second ‘future fuel’ station.

Australia’s first locally assembled electric truck fleet launched by Melbourne company

Melbourne-based company SEA Electric has launched Australia’s first locally-assembled electric truck range, offering a range of emissions-free transport configurations.

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