Benefits of solar for your business

Going solar for your business just makes sense. It lowers operating costs and offers peace of mind when it comes to the environment and the rising costs of energy. Of course, it also looks great to your prospective customers. More people are looking to do business with companies that are environmentally responsible. Lower Operating Costs…

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Scaling up concentrated solar PV technology

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $4.8 million in support for Victorian company RayGen to continue commercialisation of RayGen’s solar power system PV Ultra, including construction of a 0.5MW concentrated solar PV demonstration project of the Australian developed technology. The site near Newbridge near Bendigo in Victoria will showcase the grid?connected concentrated solar PV system which…

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Lilyvale Solar Farm to bring 200 jobs to Qld

Another 100 megawatt large-scale Queensland solar project has reached financial close and will soon begin construction near Emerald, creating 200 construction jobs for the region. Energy Minister Mark Bailey said Fotowatio Renewable Ventures’ Lilyvale Solar Farm is one of many renewable energy projects which will soon help power Queensland. “This important milestone means that FRV…

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Australia’s new solar race car

Sunswift Violet, a sleek four-seat sedan designed and built by engineering students at UNSW, will be unveiled at a media breakfast on Thursday, 19 September. It is the sixth-generation solar car created by the UNSW Solar Racing Team Sunswift, built for practicality, speed and endurance, combining cutting-edge technology with modern comfort. Sunswift Violet will be UNSW’s entry…

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Energy Queensland delivers Australia’s biggest ‘virtual power plant’

Energy Queensland’s Energy Services division is partnering with GreenSync Pty Ltd to create Australia’s biggest ‘virtual power plant’. Treasurer Curtis Pitt officially launched the virtual power plant at the Powering North Queensland Summit in Townsville. Mr Pitt said the virtual power plant was a cloud-based, load control system created to manage extreme electricity demand during…

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Good news for regional solar

Good news for Queenslanders after the government removed a 5kW cap on solar systems able to access feed-in tariffs in regional areas. Last week, the government announced that systems up to 30kW would now have access to the 11c/kWh tariff, which should see more than 4,000 regional households and small businesses benefit. According to Treasurer…

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‘Renewables 400’ program charging ahead with huge interest

The Palaszczuk Government is bringing the next wave of renewable energy investment to Queensland through its ‘Renewables 400’ program, with over 200 businesses registering their interest so far.  Acting Energy Minister Curtis Pitt said the 400 megawatt (MW) large-scale renewable energy reverse auction was part of the Government’s commitment to continuing the unprecedented momentum in…

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