US utility invests in Australian prefab PV system manufacturer

AES, one of the world’s largest power companies, has made a strategic investment in Sydney-based prefabricated solar system manufacturer 5B.

Grid constraints threaten to curtail more than 1 GW of solar projects in North Queensland

The northern Australian region this week added nine solar plants to the two already threatened – along with a wind farm – with having their output halted under certain conditions.

Australia adopts international standards to shape hydrogen future

Industry body welcomes guidelines, which it says are crucial to realizing the potential of the nation’s hydrogen economy.

Redflow batteries to add VPP capabilities

Australia-based battery supplier Redflow has joined forces with smart-energy systems specialist carbonTRACK to add virtual power plant functionality to its flow batteries.

Australia’s renewables pipeline continues to grow at record speed led by solar PV

The Australian renewables sector was not immune to a host of challenges that marked the first half of the year, but the pipeline of renewable energy projects in the country reached new heights. While new construction dipped to a four-year low and financial close remained out of reach for a great number of projects, the second half of the year is looking more positive, according to Norwegian consultancy Rystad Energy.

Pushing the boundaries of PV cell sensitivity

Scientists in Australia and the United States have managed to ‘upconvert’ light from below the silicon bandgap into high-energy light that can be captured by silicon solar cells.

City of Sydney flicks the switch to 100% green power

The city of Sydney is now running entirely on renewable energy generated from wind and solar farms in the Australian state of New South Wales.

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Australia approves 720 MW solar farm with massive battery

A massive solar+storage project near Uralla, New South Wales, has locked in a grid-connection agreement with Transgrid.

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Significant decline in potentially unsafe PV systems in Australia

A very small number of PV systems installed on Australian rooftops are considered to be potentially unsafe, the nation’s Clean Energy Regulator says in a new report. It identifies water entering DC isolators as the greatest risk and the most common cause of PV system failures.

Australian renewables zone attracts 27 GW of solar, wind, battery proposals

A plan in the Australian state of New South Wales to build a 3 GW renewable energy zone has already attracted US$26.4 billion of project proposals, and the state government is now quadrupling its funding support.

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