A high-tech Sydney apartment building has turned solar energy retailer to knock around 20 per cent off residents’ power bills. Apartment solar energy has been an elusive concept, but this may be the start of a new approach.
The Western Australian government is investing in a Tesla Powerpack battery to help Mandurah residents store excess solar power. A 12-month community storage trial will allow Western Power and Synergy customers to ‘bank’ excess solar power for later use.
The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) has signed a local government solar energy agreement that will provide councils with fixed-price solar power from Moree Solar Farm for ten years.
ARENA is helping fund Australia’s first online marketplace to boost commercial renewable energy. The Business Renewables Centre (BRC) will receive $500,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to encourage businesses to switch to clean energy like solar panels.