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Community batteries lead Australia’s renewable charge, says Clean Tech Controls exec

Community batteries are increasingly vital for Australia's renewable energy transition, with a likelihood of more installations as the country accelerates its shift, according to Steve Bell, managing director of Clean Tech Controls.

DECO Australia’s Southwest Sydney facility now powered with solar energy

DECO Australia, a family-owned manufacturer of timber-look aluminium building products, has successfully equipped its manufacturing facility in Minto, Southwest Sydney, with over 950 solar panels. 

UNSW study reveals greenhouse gas emissions’ future impact on solar energy production

Researchers from UNSW have revealed that the levels of atmospheric aerosols and greenhouse gas emissions will significantly affect the production of photovoltaic (PV) energy and associated costs. 

Detmold Group begins transition to solar energy

The Detmold Group, a food packaging manufacturing company, has begun to make the switch to renewable energy with the installation of a solar panel system at its Regency Park facility. 

Ausgrid powers up Narara with new community battery

The Australian Government has activated the second community battery under its national Community Batteries for Household Solar program with the latest addition of a 412-kilowatt-hour Narara battery, constructed by Ausgrid and located on the NSW Central Coast.

Dutch team gears up for Bridgestone World Solar Car Challenge at CDU

In the lead-up to the impending Bridgestone World Solar Car Challenge, a group of international students hailing from Saxion University of Applied Sciences and the University of Twente in the Netherlands is currently fine-tuning their solar-powered vehicle at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

RMIT University unveils new tool to incorporate solar with building design

A team at RMIT University has developed software that would help architects and engineers incorporate solar systems into the conceptual design of a building. 

Wind, solar remain Australia’s cheapest new build electricity generation— GenCost report

Renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, remains Australia’s cheapest new-build electricity generation despite a 20 per cent average increase in technology costs, the latest GenCost report revealed.

NT gov’t awards tender for large-scale wind generation study

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has granted a tender for a wind generation study that will steer the implementation of wind collection technologies in the near future and gather data to reduce risk and accelerate investment.

Construction on WA’s second big battery on the way

The McGowan Government has allocated $2.3 billion towards new battery energy storage systems in the 2023-24 budget, including a second, larger system at the Kwinana site, after the government announced the first large-scale battery storage system is ready to charge and discharge energy into the grid.

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