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PV-thermal technology earns tick of approval from IEA

Solar module developers have long recognised the detrimental effects heat has on cell performance but West Australian company Sunovate has pointed to solar PV-thermal (PVT) technology as an opportunity to value add by improving efficiency.


South Australian rooftop solar switched off in search for stability

The search for power system security has sparked an Australian first with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) confirming South Australian energy authorities switched off 67 MW of rooftop and large-scale solar PV at the weekend when electricity demand plunged to a near-record low.


Australia to support battery production with $1.2 billion funding initiative

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Energy Renaissance has welcomed a new AUD 1.5 billion ($1.2 billion) Australian government initiative to boost processing of critical minerals for batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines.


Novel solar module transport solution from Australia

Safety when transporting solar PV modules from warehouse to job site is an ongoing issue for installers but one Australian solar company has designed and manufactured a simple yet effective racking system that helps allay those concerns. The racking system comprises an aluminum frame fitted with opposing channels into which the solar modules slide.


Australian mining company moves ahead with 1 GW green hydrogen project

Province Resources is pushing ahead quickly with its plan to develop a 1 GW hybrid solar PV and wind farm in Western Australia as part of a proposal to produce renewable hydrogen for domestic and foreign markets.


LG Energy recalling battery systems in Australia due to fire risks

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has confirmed a recall notice for some of LG Energy Solution’s battery energy storage systems due to potential fire-related risks.


Infrastructure Australia adds world’s biggest PV project to priority list

Sun Cable’s ambitious 13 GW Australia-ASEAN Power Link, which is designed to export solar electricity from Australia’s Northern Territory to Singapore, continues to shine bright, with the Australian government including the mega-project on its Priority Initiative List.


Relectrify launches 36 kW/120 kWh storage system made of second-life EV batteries

Relectrify said its new storage system is suitable for commercial and industrial applications and is designed for installations in the 120 kWh to 2 MWh range.


Neoen completes financing for 300 MW storage facility in Australia

Construction has commenced on the 300 MW / 450 MWh Victoria Big Battery storage facility near Geelong after the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) provided French renewable energy developer Neoen with a $160 million funding injection.

Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell factory

Sydney-based domestic hydrogen electrolyzer and storage system manufacturer Lavo has revealed it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish Australia’s first hydrogen fuel cell production line in Springfield City, Queensland.


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