Retailer EnergyAustralia is now offering customers in Victoria a time of use solar feed-in tariff which changes according to time of day. The Victorian Government’s Essential Services Commission introduced the time of use (TOU) tariffs on July 1 this year.
Solar thermal giant SolarReserve has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Heliostat SA to build 12,800 tracking mirrors for the planned 150 MW Aurora Solar Project. Under the deal, Heliostat SA will use its expertise in automotive manufacturing to supply and assemble SolarReserve’s SR96 heliostat concentrators.
A Canberra virtual power plant (VPP) has been recognised by Engineers Australia for its solar battery project. ACT’s Reposit Power received the accolade for its technology, which makes the electricity system cheaper, cleaner and more reliable.
A renewable energy share surge broke another record last month. Renewables now supply over a quarter of the National Electricity Market (NEM). That’s the finding of the Australia Institute’s latest quarterly Emissions Audit. It shows a “surge in wind and solar projects” is now acting as one of the only things reducing national power prices.