Queensland: Renewables replace coal seam gas in Darling Downs solar boom

Queensland’s Darling Downs is enjoying a solar boom as clean energy helps the region’s economy bounce back from a downturn in the coal seam gas industry. According to Western Downs Regional Mayor Paul McVeigh, 11 solar projects worth $6 billion have approval. With facilities worth $1.2 billion under construction, the Darling Downs is now a […]

Victorian Government to subsidise solar power installations for 650,000 homes

The Victorian government has announced plans to install subsidised solar power systems in 650,000 homes over the next 10 years. The Solar Homes program could save eligible customers $900 per year on their electricity bills, the government claims. Under the $1.24 billion scheme, households pay half the initial cost of a solar power system  up-front, with […]

Free MASH solar installation helps Castlemaine community hub grow mushrooms

A Castlemaine community service can now power its mushroom farm cheaply, thanks to a free solar installation donated by the MASH solar bulk-buy scheme. Windarring’s Day Service received a free 6.48 kW solar installation from the MASH (More Australian Solar Homes) community group. The Windarring support service for people with a disability also runs the Urban Mushroom […]

Infigen Energy invests in Tesla big battery energy storage system

Wind energy company Infigen Energy plans to install a 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack battery energy storage system in South Australia. The battery system will be next to its 278 MW Lake Bonney Wind Farm near Mount Gambier. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will cost around $38 million to build and install. ARENA and the […]

Sanjeev Gupta launches billion-dollar renewable energy plant in South Australia

A South Australian solar farm spearheads a billion-dollar renewables scheme which includes solar power, battery storage and pumped hydro-electricity. British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta launched the 280 MW Cultana Solar Farm project this week. His company SIMEC ZEN Energy is backing the 1 GW clean energy program worth more than $1.3 billion. Gupta believes renewable energy will […]

Future Tesla Model 3 car owners get Aussie showcase next week

Tesla is giving future Australian owners of its Tesla Model 3 electric car the opportunity to check it out in person next week. Tesla will hold events in its Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane showrooms for Aussies who have order reservations on the car. Reservation holders will be able to view the Model 3, speak to […]

Vic Govt funds Geelong solar installations for Multicultural Aged Care

The Victorian Government is funding Geelong solar installations to bring cheaper electricity to the city’s Multicultural Aged Care Centre Services (MACS). MACS residents will soon have access to cheaper energy thanks to a 520-panel solar project funded by the state government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio and Geelong MP Christine Couzens opened the project last […]