Cattle Hill wind farm connection agreement finalised

PRESS RELEASE TasNetworks and Goldwind have today signed the Connection Agreement for the Cattle Hill wind farm project in Tasmania’s central highlands. The Connection Agreement sets out the terms and conditions through which the wind farm is able to successfully connect to TasNetworks ’ transmissio n network and is another key step in paving t … Read more

Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Victorian utility Wannon Water is laying claim to the first large-scale solar system to be put on a utility water tank in Australia, with a 100kW array newly installed on its water treatment plant at Hamilton. Wannon Water says it believed it is the first large-scale solar system to be installed on the roof of an … Read more

Despite boom, rooftop solar industry on tenterhooks over RET changes

For the solar industry, this should be the best of times: a record year for rooftop installs and the long awaited boom in large-scale solar. But nervousness about the future has been betrayed by its reaction to regulatory changes to the small scale rooftop solar scheme, and rumours of more punitive changes to come. Australia’s … Read more

“Autononbus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni

The third trial of a driverless shuttle bus has been launched in Victoria this week, at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus. The so-called autonobus, developed by New Zealand-based company HMI Technologies, will be used to ferry students from the tram stop near Science Drive, to the main campus, which – this La Trobe alumnus can … Read more

Solar Insiders Podcast November 15

Australia has just enjoyed its biggest month ever, but it could have been even stronger if it were not for China’s appalling air pollution. In this week’s Solar Insiders podcast, Giles Parkinson and Nigel Morris discuss how the closure of factories in China is making it harder to source solar panels, and why the boom … Read more

Minerals deal needed to fuel the clean energy transition

The Conversation Copper and other minerals will be increasingly important to the growing renewable energy sector Representatives from around the world are meeting in Bonn this week to discuss progress towards the goals of the Paris climate agreement. A large part of this challenge involves rapidly scaling up the deployment of renewable energy, while curbing … Read more

Tesla batteries power up Australia with solar energy storage

Battery tech giant Tesla is always in the news and having increasing influence in energy efficiency in Australia. But what are their latest projects and how will they affect Australian consumers? These projects include Tesla batteries for South Australia, the Tiny House and Powerpacks for business. In their latest earnings report, Tesla announced total revenue … Read more