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Victoria pumps $4 million in to boost rooftop PV roll out

More than $4 million will be delivered to seven commercial providers to support the installation of rooftop solar and electric hot water systems at scale as the Victorian government pushes ahead with its plan to transition to all-electric homes across the state.

BayWa seeks federal approval for combined 1.2 GWh of big batteries

BayWa r.e. is seeking federal environmental approval for two proposed renewable energy projects featuring up to 312 MW of generation and a combined 1.2 GWh of battery energy storage capacity.

Telco project replaces diesel generators at remote towers with hydrogen energy

A Victorian manufactured, 10 kW renewable hydrogen generator has been installed 120 km east of Melbourne, as part of a pilot project to provide backup to telecommunications towers disabled by outages.

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Buildings as renewable energy hubs in clear view of smart window company

A Western Australian smart window technology manufacturer has secured a repeat order from the USA hot on the heels of its role in Australia’s first commercial building installation in Victoria.

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Benefits of floating solar on display for agribusiness sector in Victoria

A 50 kW floating solar system deployed on a lake at Lardner Park in southeast Victoria is being used to demonstrate the benefits of the technology for Australia’s agribusiness sector, including its ability to utilise water bodies instead of pastures that contribute directly to farming profit.

Community microgrid calls on residential solar to support energy security

Construction has begun on a solar and battery-based microgrid that is to provide the northeast Victoria town of Corryong with crucial energy resilience, helping keep the power on during emergencies such as bushfires and storms.

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New approval for DC-coupled hybrid battery and solar farm

Renewables investment firm Octopus Australia’s 128 MWh DC-coupled Fulham hybrid battery project and 80 MW solar farm have been granted a technical greenlight from AEMO.

ACLE begins building first in 270 MWh battery project pipeline

Australian EPC contractor ACLE Services has broken ground on a 5 MW / 10 MWh battery energy storage project in northern Victoria that is the first in a planned pipeline of 27 batteries that will be rolled out across regional Australia delivering a combined capacity of 270 MWh.

Melbourne connects first battery as part of planned city network

The first of three planned 150 kW battery energy storage systems that are to form a combined 450 kW / 1 MWh capacity coordinated battery network across inner Melbourne has been switched on.

$8 billion of transmission projects declared actionable

Seven transmission projects valued at $7.9 billion are declared newly actionable in the Australian Energy Market Operator’s 2024 Integrated System Plan, to progress the 10,000 km of new transmission lines needed to achieve a net zero economy by 2050.

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