Industry News

Local company installing Australia’s biggest floating solar system

24 November 2017

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For Adelaide solar success story Suntrix, a good attitude is key to new hires

17 November 2017

When multi award-winning businesswoman Jenny Paradiso is on the lookout for people to join her team she rates a positive can-do attitude above skills and experience. The Suntrix co-founder, who was last year named by...

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Solar Design and Installation Awards – Winner, Jason Hua

26 October 2017

  A huge congratulation to our own Project Engineer, Jason Hua for his well-deserved win at the Clean Energy Council’s 2017 Solar Design & Installation Awards. His 15kW design at Glen Eira’s Booran Road Reserve...

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Solar plants are taking root on farms

11 August 2017

If the United States wants to kick its coal habit, it will need to install a lot more solar power. That raises an important question: Where should all those panels reside? They could always go live...

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Renewable energy a missed opportunity for Australian businesses

24 July 2017

By dragging their feet on using renewable energy, Australian corporate giants are missing out on cost savings, consumer loyalty, and a boost to their public reputations, says the country’s renewable energy agency. A new study by...

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Business slowly wakes up to reality that renewables are cheap

20 July 2017

Consider these two propositions: The top reason cited by Australian business for using more renewables it that it costs less. The top reason cited by Australian business for not using renewables it that it costs more....

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Adelaide Launches into Action

22 November 2016

Local leaders from industry, government and the community came together in Victoria Square on November 8, to celebrate the launch of the Carbon Neutral Adelaide Action Plan 2016-2021. The plan is a blueprint for a bold vision, mapping the way...

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RedFlow names accredited installers for ZCell home battery

21 September 2016

With its first shipment of residential battery storage systems set to be delivered to customers in October, RedFlow has announced the first round of accredited installers for the ZCells. The Brisbane-based company has revealed an initial...

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Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs

03 August 2016

A decision by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) will protect solar users in South Australia against discriminatory charges proposed by SA Power Networks. Clean Energy Council Policy Manager Darren Gladman said the AER decision was...

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Nothing accidental about South Australia’s shift to clean energy

18 April 2016

South Australia’s remarkable success in renewable energy over the last decade is no accident, the CEC’s Network Specialist Tom Butler has written in RenewEconomy, in response to claims from opponents that it is part of...

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Not enough solar

The World Is Not Converting to Renewable Energy Fast Enough to Save It

29 March 2016

The world is increasingly investing in renewable energy. Last year, according to UN figures, global investment in solar power, wind turbines and other renewable forms of energy was $266 billion…..But right now, the report says,...

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An entire airport pays nothing for electricity thanks to solar power

21 March 2016

Day by day, solar power is becoming a more viable source of energy for homes and businesses. If you need further proof of this, look no further than the Cochin International Airport in India that is...

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The Tesla Powerwall and what it means for Australia’s energy market

03 February 2016

While the concept of a home battery storage system is not new to Australians, the Tesla Powerwall unit has been highly anticipated. The Powerwall is a 7 kilowatt hour (kWh) lithium-ion-battery system that stores electricity...

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Largest PV Systems for 2015

28 January 2016

In a report just released by SunWiz into the largest PV Systems for 2015, we were delighted to see a Suntrix project, Cootamundra Oilseeds, appear in the top half of the table.  The visually impressive 468kW...

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Emissions continue to rise, but solar makes strong case in SA

27 January 2016

Lagging investment in renewables and reduced hydro generation are contributing to Australia’s rising emissions, but rooftop solar was the star during last year’s heatwave in South Australia. According to pitt&sherry’s January 2016 Carbon Emissions Index...

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NSW Solar Financial Calculator

Renewable energy calculator launched for farmers

18 January 2016

NSW Farmers have developed and launched an online calculator to help households and small farm businesses to test the financial viability of investing in solar PV and batteries. The online calculator was launched to coincide...

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Climate Change Conference Paris 2015

Global deal and local action set path for renewable energy future

14 December 2015

The strong global agreement on climate change reached over night in Paris, combined with the report today that the Federal Government will restore a common sense approach to the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), sends...

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solar battery storage

Sunny future for solar power storage

07 December 2015

Advances in battery technology are set to increase the sustainability and reliability of solar power in Australia. Solar power provides energy during daylight hours but when the sun goes down, power needs are met from...

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Australian-first safety guide and study show what’s in store for our energy future

30 November 2015

The Clean Energy Council is launching an Australian-first home energy storage safety guide in collaboration with CSIRO, along with the most comprehensive national study of storage safety to date. Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton...

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South Australia lights the way on road to renewables

26 November 2015

The South Australian Government announcement today that the state will produce zero net emissions by 2050 is a commitment that will drive positive change and unlock many economic opportunities over the next 35 years, the...

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