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Tasmania firms its ambitions of becoming Battery of the Nation

Hydro Tasmania has released a white paper pushing the island state’s claims to become the Battery of the Nation via upgrades to the Victoria-Tasmania interconnector, an effort to unblock the backlog of solar and wind.

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Australia’s first full-sized surf park to pump out renewable waves

Urbnsurf Melbourne, Australia’s first full-sized surf park is set to open in Tullamarine this summer 2019/2020. The project is not only exciting for all those sullen landlocked surfers out there, but because the whole park is set to be renewably powered.

Mirvac set to build net zero energy Melbourne community with ARENA backing

With ARENA’s help, Mirvac is set to trial a net zero energy community of townhouses in the Melbourne suburb of Altona North.

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46,000 rooftop PV installs under Victoria’s Solar Homes program

New data on the Victorian government’s Solar Homes program show the demand for rebates for solar panels, solar hot water, solar batteries and no-interest loans has been well spread across the state.

All Energy Australia Day 2

Welcome to Australia’s largest national showcase of renewable energy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Follow pv magazine live to keep updated on the latest Aussie solar PV and storage developments and trends from this year’s event, as they happen. Stay tuned!

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All Energy Australia Day 1

Welcome to Australia’s largest national showcase of renewable energy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Follow pv magazine live to keep updated on the latest Aussie solar PV and storage developments and trends from this year’s event, as they happen. Stay tuned!

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Banyule City Council doubles down on aims for carbon neutrality

In a single month Banyule City Council in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne has rattled off a Climate Action Package for net-zero emissions by 2028, declared a climate emergency and joined other local governments in a Solar Savers program.

New solar-powered EV charging stations to alleviate grid stress during peak periods

The new solar-powered EV charging stations with integrated energy storage are designed to support electric vehicles even in the height of summer. The technology is developed by Australia’s national science agency in collaboration with Nissan Australia and Delta Electronics and backed by funding from the Victorian Government.

Sausages set to sizzle as CEC announces inaugural Clean Energy Open Day

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) will host its first Clean Energy Open Day at Wind and Solar farms across five states on Sunday 27 October. The Open Day is the perfect opportunity for those curious about renewable energies and the energy transition, or simply those on the hunt for a good sausage sizzle.

Safety first: Solar installer banned from Victoria solar rebate program

Following joint investigations by Solar Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria, the Victorian government has banned a solar installer from the Solar Homes program for at least two years. The investigations found that Space Solar had employed unlicensed electricians to carry out works, resulting in technical and safety defects.

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