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Australian solar park to host crops as part of agrisolar program

Italy’s Enel will launch an experimental agrivoltaics program at its 34 MW Cohuna Solar Farm in the Australian state of Victoria to help formulate a “best practices” template for utility-scale solar PV sites in other countries.

Australian PV system owners look at off-grid options amid talk of tariffs

Q Cells Australia says many residential solar customers are contemplating exiting the grid entirely as policymakers grapple with how to integrate small-scale renewables like rooftop solar PV and batteries into the electricity system.

New factory for standalone solar+storage systems in Australia

Solar and microgrid specialist Hybrid Systems Australia has revealed plans to establish the “world’s biggest” standalone power system manufacturing facility in Western Australia.

Registrations of interest open for Australia’s 8 GW renewable energy zone

Australia’s largest renewable energy zone is one step closer to fruition with the New South Wales Government calling for registrations of interest from developers of solar PV, wind and energy storage projects.

Australia can power renewable energy age, says Tesla

Tesla said it plans to heavily invest in raw materials from Australia for its batteries. The company said the nation now has the chance to secure a more lucrative slice of the global supply chain as the world transitions to renewable energy.

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Australian power outage sparks calls for big batteries

Queensland’s worst power outage in decades has triggered calls for the introduction of more utility-scale batteries to provide security for the Australian state’s electricity network.

Australian study labels green hydrogen cost projections as ‘too conservative’

A new study commissioned by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation has indicated renewable hydrogen is already approaching cost competitiveness with that produced using fossil fuels but some in the industry say the government-owned green bank’s figures are much too conservative.

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The weekend read: Large-format PV modules – is bigger really better?

Large-format PV modules are a key development in solar technology and advocates say their emergence has the potential to be one of the most significant innovations the industry has ever seen. But many people remain unconvinced that bigger is actually better.

Lightsource BP secures approval for 600 MW solar energy hub

Lightsource BP plans to build a new PV hub in the Australian state of New South Wales.

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3.3 GW renewables pipeline provides cover for coal-fired power plant closures in Australia

Record investment in solar and wind farms across the National Electricity Market has helped to quell concerns that Victoria and South Australia will face increased risk of blackouts later this decade following the impending closure of the Yallourn coal-fired power plant.

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