Home batteries might still be a big-ticket item, but choices are emerging in the integrator zone that will make sense for different users, broadening the market for rooftop solar as they go.
Under a 10-year deal with state government-owned CleanCo, 75 per cent of Queensland’s Coles Group power will be renewable energy. The agreement includes Coles supermarkets, Coles Express service stations, Liquorland, First Choice Liquor, Vintage Cellars and Coles Local stores.
The first big battery to be fitted retrospectively to a large-scale renewable energy generator in Australia, and the first to be paired with a solar farm, has provided some valuable insights into how battery storage can position itself in the country’s energy markets, and also identified some of the barriers and hurdles.
Solar industry participants have produced a new Australian-manufactured rail for PV modules that has been engineered to ensure safety and longevity, while catering to the needs of installers who work on residential and commercial rooftop projects.
The Western Australian government is gauging interest for the development of an over 1.5-GW renewable energy hub for the production and export of green hydrogen
South Australia-based Yates Electrical Group is set to embark on the development of up to 20MW of small solar farms across South Australia and Victoria, off the back of a new deal with investment fund Sustainable Energy Infrastructure.
Lithium Valley south of Perth is set for two new faces after UK battery manufacturer AMTE Power and Perth-based infrastructure firm InfraNomics signed an MOU to explore the possibility of establishing lithium-ion cell manufacturing facilities in Western Australia.