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Australia to review smart meter rules

The Australian Energy Market Commission has launched an independent review into the rules governing electricity meters, to determine what needs to be done to accelerate smart meter deployment.

Horizon looks to future with green hydrogen microgrid

Western Australian utility Horizon Power will build the nation’s first remote microgrid using renewable hydrogen generation at Denham, in the state’s northwest, having secured the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Australian power provider to install big batteries, 300 MW electrolyzer

Australian power supplier Origin Energy is accelerating its transition to clean energy through large-scale storage projects and newly announced hydrogen plans.

New ‘slide-in’ solar canopy tech from Australia

Australian design and manufacturing company PVDymanics has unveiled a solar canopy technology which can be used with both framed and frameless solar modules. The company believes its system can revolutionize the micro-grid market.


Australian rooftop PV safety standards under fire in new report

The Australian rooftop PV market is expected to eclipse all previous records in 2020, but a new report has raised serious questions about the fire safety standards associated with small-scale solar installations.


New solar window tech from Australian startup

Australia’s ClearVue wants to push ahead with the development of its transparent solar glass technology. Construction is now beginning on a commercial-scale trial project.


Australian miner unveils big solar ambitions

Fortescue Metals has revealed ambitious plans to build one of the biggest renewable energy portfolios in the world, with more than 235 GW of capacity, or five times the current capacity of Australia’s National Energy Market.

Giant battery to unlock Australian renewables

The Australian state of Victoria is on track to host one of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries. The 300 MW/450 MWh Victoria Big Battery will be constructed on the outskirts of Geelong.

X-Elio to build PPA-linked 200 MW solar park in Australia

The Spanish solar EPC specialist has announced a “landmark” power purchase agreement for the 200 MW Blue Grass solar project in Queensland, Australia.