Victoria

Another big solar farm nears completion in vulnerable part of Victorian grid

The 106 MW Yatpool Solar Farm is nearing completion. The project is located in north-west Victoria notorious for grid limitations.

Credits & discounted rates for smart charging encourages EV uptake

Electricity retailer Powershop is encouraging the uptake of Electric Vehicles (EVs) with the introduction of a “Super Off-Peak Tariff”, a way for EV owners with smart meters to charge their vehicles at a reduced rate.

Sonnen rolls out batteries to Australia’s most sustainable residential development

Aquarevo, VIC, Australia’s most water and energy efficient residential development, has seen its first instalment of sonnenBatteries at its showcase house, allowing residents to see the German designed, Aussie made energy storage technology in action.

Long read: Is Neoen’s massive SA hybrid renewables plant feasible?

French renewable developer Neoen’s proposed hybrid power plant in South Australia is a monster, but is it a monster we can believe in? Along with industry experts we investigate the feasibility of Neoen’s Goyder South project.

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Another Victoria solar rebate offering taken up in minutes

September’s second round offering was snapped up in under half an hour, signaling there is still a long way to go before supply catches up with demand.

Victoria introduces new solar farm guidelines to all planning schemes

New planning guidelines for large scale solar development in Victoria are now part of all state planning schemes. The Victorian government hopes to deliver consistent guidance in terms of choosing the right locations for solar development and encourage investment as it moves towards its 50% renewables goal by 2030.

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VB has a hard earned thirst for solar PV

Carlton & United Breweries’ (CUB) iconic Aussie beer Victoria Bitter (VB) is shifting to solar energy in 2020. The brewer made the announcement in typical fashion, with an iconic ad campaign.

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New research shows small-scale solar PV can alleviate energy poverty

A new industry research project by Swinburne University investigated the effectiveness of small-scale solar PV in alleviating energy poverty for cooperative housing tenants, finding key benefits brought about by solar PV integration.

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Finalists for Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards announced

A solar energy capital in regional Victoria, a community power hub and a renewable energy auction, these are just some of the innovative and sustainable solutions being celebrated at this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.

ARENA funds voltage-reduction demand response trials in Victoria

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced funding to United Energy, a Victorian distribution business, in order to trial a voltage-reduction demand response in an effort to deliver grid stability over the Australian summer.

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