Solar powered XXXX beer: Queensland brewery’s $2 million rooftop solar array

The famous Castlemaine Perkins Brewery in Brisbane, home of Queensland’s XXXX beer, has completed a $2 million commercial rooftop solar installation. Some 2,200 solar panels now adorn the brewery in the inner suburb of Milton, which has produced beer since 1878. The 690 kW system will generate about 1.4 gigawatt hours of power annually, according to […]

CleanTechnica debunks myths about Tesla and its electric cars

Clean Technica (CT) has created an information page to fight the myths circulating about Tesla electric cars. The news and analysis website devoted to clean technology consulted the Tesla community to draw up its list of common misconceptions about Tesla electric vehicles (EVs). Each myth is debunked using up-to-date information compiled with the help of […]

Demand response trials: how households with rooftop solar can save even more money

ARENA-funded electricity demand response trials are helping Australians save money on power bills, last night’s ABC 7.30 Report revealed. Under a demand response agreement, energy retailers ask their customers to reduce electricity use during peak demand times – and reward those that do. Customers lower their power bills, while also being paid by their electricity […]

Last call for Queensland solar battery scheme, applications close June 30

The first round of applications for the Queensland State Government’s highly successful solar battery scheme closes on June 30, 2019. That’s only a handful of days away. State Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham says potential applicants should check their eligibility now, then get a quote from an approved solar retailer before the Sunday deadline. There […]

How solar, wind and storage helps power WA’s mining industry

It’s  not a match you normally associate with a heavy industry like mining. But wind and solar-powered mining is increasingly common in remote mine sites in Western Australia’s rich gold and gem fields. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has just announced funding for renewable energy projects at two WA mines: the Agnew Gold Mine, […]

Victorian Solar Homes subsidy: Round 2 applications started July 1

The Victorian government has officially launched round 2 of its $1.3 billion Victorian Solar Homes program. The Victorian Solar Homes scheme was a resounding success after its launch last year. SInce July 1, eligible households can claim $2,225 off the price of rooftop solar panels, or 50 per cent of the system price (which ever is […]