Trina Solar Picks Australia for Vertex S+ module launch

Trina Solar is launching what it calls ‘a higher power, higher efficiency’ Vertex S+ module in Australia. The development is driven by a record that was set last year for solar module installations in Australia in the rooftop solar segment. Trina Solar says that Vertex S+ is designed specifically for residential rooftops as well as […]

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Multi GW RE growth opportunity for Origin Energy this decade, says firm

Australian oil and gas major Origin Energy Limited (Origin) has announced it intends to undertake an initial on-market share buy-back of $250 million. The share buy-back is expected to commence in April 2022. Origin CEO Frank Calabria said, “Origin is in a strong financial position, with a robust outlook for the business and a capital structure […]

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India Signs LoI with Australia for Solar & Hydrogen JV

At the recently held virtual 4th India-Australia Energy Dialogue, the two countries signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to jointly contribute to the advancement of new and renewable energy technology. The focus of this partnership is planned to be on scaling up manufacture and deployment of ultra low-cost solar and clean hydrogen. “This LoI will pave […]

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Australian Renewables Spree Meets Farmers’ Resistance

Australian farmers are battling the ongoing renewable power expansion projects of the country as they say that the projects are ill-conceived and could upend their livelihood and also the ecology. The cultivators in the key farm states like Victoria and New South Wales are wary about the factors of production – linked to their farms […]

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CEC Unveils Roadmap for 100% Renewable Grid by 2030 in Australia

As the citizens of Australia turn their attention towards the upcoming Federal Election, the Clean Energy Council (CEC) has launched its Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future: Federal Election Policy Recommendations, which urges Australia’s political leaders to commit to meeting the country’s domestic electricity demand with clean energy by 2030. “Now is the time to […]

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After Record 2021, Rooftop Solar Likely To Face Headwinds In Australia

Solar power in Australia is a fast growing industry. As of September 2021, the country had an installed photovoltaic capacity of 23,466 MW, of which at least 4,117 MW had been installed in the preceding 12 months. Notably, the installed PV capacity in Australia increased tenfold between 2009 and 2011 and quadrupled between 2011 and 2016. […]

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Australia’s Victorian Govt Grants $7 M for H2 Use in Heavy Transport

The Victoria State Government, Australia, is providing $6.6 million via its Renewable Hydrogen Commercialisation Pathways Fund to six renewable hydrogen projects aiming to clean up heavy transport, buses and industry. The recipients were announced by Victorian minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio. “Renewable hydrogen is a key part of our clean energy […]

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Australian RE Agency Grants $40 M to Drive Ultra Low Cost Solar

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced up to $40 million in funding to support research and development (R&D) that aims to support the achievement of the Government’s ultra low cost solar stretch goal. The R&D funding round will build on ARENA’s previous R&D investment into solar […]

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ARENA Grants $100 M to Support Grid Scale Batteries

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $100 million competitive funding round for grid scale batteries equipped with advanced inverters to support the grid. ARENA’s Large Scale Battery Storage Funding Round will provide up to $100 million in funding to new battery energy storage projects of 70 […]

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