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Renewable energy: powering Australia in more ways than one - Illawarra Mercury


Illawarra Mercury

Renewable energy: powering Australia in more ways than one
Illawarra Mercury
A jobs boom is sweeping across regional Australia and there's one industry to thank – the renewable energy sector. From places like Gordon in southern Tasmania to Pindari in north-east NSW, new solar installations, windfarms, battery arrays, solar ...

Solar boom: New schemes may help renters get solar panels on their roof - ABC Online


ABC Online

Solar boom: New schemes may help renters get solar panels on their roof
ABC Online
But ever-more-elusive home ownership means there is a growing number of renters (now over 30 per cent of us) who tend to be the "solar have-nots". "It's a bit of a risk of the country dividing into the solar energy haves and have-nots," Andrew Reddaway ...

IKEA flags selling solar panels “at cost” in Australia, industry reacts - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

IKEA flags selling solar panels “at cost” in Australia, industry reacts
RenewEconomy
But peak industry body the Clean Energy Council, says that as long as IKEA follows the rules and standards of the local market, the competition is a welcome “positive” for Australia. “Competition is a good thing for customers, and the solar and storage ...

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Unlocking Australia's renewables future - Ballarat Courier


Ballarat Courier

Unlocking Australia's renewables future
Ballarat Courier
Energy storage means we can rely on wind and solar power all day, every day. When old clunkers like the Yallourn and Liddell coal plants break down, energy storage can power up. When gas generators send electricity prices sky-high by gaming the market ...
Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technologyRenewEconomy
Australia on the cusp of an energy storage boomEnergy Matters
Battery boom keeping Australia's grid fully chargedMy Sunshine Coast (press release)

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Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology - The Conversation AU


The Conversation AU

Charging ahead: how Australia is innovating in battery technology
The Conversation AU
ASX-listed battery technology company Redflow has been developing zinc-bromine flow batteries for residential and commercial energy storage. Meanwhile, VSUN Energy is developing a vanadium-based flow battery for large-scale energy storage systems. Flow ...

Tasmanian Labor's energy policy sets '120 per cent' renewable target - ABC Local


ABC Local

Tasmanian Labor's energy policy sets '120 per cent' renewable target
ABC Local
She said producing more energy than was required would build a case for a second Basslink cable. Ms White was asked whether she was giving up on the massive dividends the Government received from government energy businesses. "We cannot have a ...

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How Labor's energy spending spree has electrified the South Australian election - The Guardian


The Guardian

How Labor's energy spending spree has electrified the South Australian election
The Guardian
On one side, pundits have declared the success of the Tesla grid-scale battery as proof the state's energy policies are working, but the Liberal opposition has cited data on powers prices to brand the state government's approach as a “failed experiment ...

Equis gets finance for 127MW solar farm in South Australia ... - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Equis gets finance for 127MW solar farm in South Australia ...
RenewEconomy
Singapore-based Equis Energy says it has achieved financial close on its 127MW Tailem Bend solar project in South Australia, and intends to begin construction later this month, with completion expected in 12 months. The project was first announced last ...

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Solar 'tsunami' coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Solar 'tsunami' coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals
The Sydney Morning Herald
“By combining wind energy - with typically an evening peak at this site - and solar energy with a daytime peak, the two assets can combine to better match daily electricity demands," Tilt chief executive Deion Campbell said, adding that "with the ...
The facts behind rising electricity prices in AustraliaEnergy Matters

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Hyundai joins renewable energy body Hydrogen Mobility Australia as a founding partner - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Hyundai joins renewable energy body Hydrogen Mobility Australia as a founding partner
RenewEconomy
5 February 2018 – Hyundai Motor Company Australia has become a founding member of new automotive industry body Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA), established to advise governments and industry on hydrogen technology and renewable energy. HMA was ...