Could data centres carry huge clean energy opportunities?

At the centre of our online activity, data centres give us the ability to lead the mass amount of consumption across the digital world. Unfortunately, they also contribute to a significant amount of energy usage, totalling four per cent of Australia’s total energy usage among the top 100 data centres in the country. Thanks to […]

Bringing German-grade technology to Australian energy markets

AXITEC Energy GmbH & Co. KG is a 100% German-owned solar module producer established in 2001 in Stuttgart Germany. They are one of the largest European solar module brands and collected the Top PV brand in 2019 for their modules in Germany through EUPD research. AXITEC has now established its latest branch in Adelaide, South […]

New South Wales to get a renewable energy zone

Thanks to an overwhelming amount of investor interest, NSW is set to get a 3 GW renewable energy zone in the Central-West area. Receiving more than $38 billion in proposals from interested parties, the government has put forward funding to help the development of the zone. This funding comes as a quadrupled figure, now that […]

A powerful partnership offers better energy monitoring for Australia

As the Australian distributor for Smappee’s cloud-based energy monitoring and smart control solutions, Vista Power Technologies is pleased to partner with Your Energy Partner – one of the country’s leading solar brokers – as an Approved Smappee Solution Provider. “Your Energy Partner went over all the monitoring products in the market to look at what […]

South Australia implements new grid stability measures

The State Government of South Australia has contributed $10 million in funding towards a voltage management system that will enable the state to disconnect solar panel systems from the main electricity grid, with the intention of stopping instability and blackouts. In a recent statement, State Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said […]

Back to basics: How solar panels work

There’s a lot of buzz about solar energy lately, but it’s easy to forget what they even do. As Australia’s state governments continue to roll out initiatives, stimulus packages and support towards renewables, now’s the best time to take up these alternatives as a way to combat climbing electricity bills. But how exactly does your […]

Do you know how much energy your household appliances use?

We need power to lead the lifestyles we want to live comfortably, but sometimes it feels like something we just “have to have”, rather than a desire. You know – like a grudge purchase. But when the power goes out and we’re left in the dark, that’s often when we realise just how much we […]

NT looks to transition electricity market to solar

As states across Australia continue to embrace their commitments to renewable energy, the Northern Territory is following suit with its Reform Program, which will see the electricity market move towards cleaner sources like solar. Recently announced by the NT Government, the Electricity Market Priority Reform Program will amend crucial parts of the industry’s supply by […]

Five years in a row: REC Group Top Performer in PV Module Reliability Scorecard by DNV GL

Munich, Germany, June 3, 2020 – REC Group, an international pioneering solar panel manufacturer with Scandinavian roots, has again been named a “Top Performer 2020” in the annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and DNV GL. According to PVEL, they are the leading reliability and performance testing lab for downstream solar project developers, financiers, […]

Woolworths celebrates its 100th solar energy instalment

Something a little different is hitting the headlines today with Woolworths unveiling its solar panel system on its Orange store in NSW, positioned across the rooftop in the shape of the company’s logo. This comes as a celebration of its 100th installation across its supermarkets nation-wide. An impressive panel lineup…with a twist Featuring 357 panels […]