Many households are bracing for enormous energy bills in September thanks to the Covid lockdown. It’s no wonder the residential solar industry is booming.
Our pick of the sustainable business opportunities on offer around Australia.
There’s still opportunities cropping up in green business across Australia, including the Adelaide Hills, Molonglo Valley in Canberra and Blacktown in Western Sydney.
A new roadmap to sharing solar in Western Australia has been lauded by the Australian Energy Market Operator managing director and CEO, Audrey Zibelman, as a way to “unlock the benefits of an energy future that is decentralised, democratised and digitalised.”
One regional solar business has experienced a record sales quarter – 41 per cent increase in sales and a 400 per cent increase in battery enquiries. What’s going on?
The Northern Territory is embarking on a huge investment in solar energy but the government needs to reconsider its fossil fuel plans, and recognise the role its Indigenous people play in controlling carbon.
Loans for environmental upgrades have come a long way in the past 10 years. Owners can now enjoy one of three tailored products, including the Capital Fund, which becomes part of a developer’s capital stack, reduces cost and provides a greater return on equity.
Townsville shopping centre to get one of the country’s largest car park solar arrays.
There’s a battle brewing in the bush not only around water – or lack thereof – but around solar, and whether it has any business taking over farmland.
Australian households are doing their bit to cut the nation’s carbon emissions by adopting solar rooftop panels but not all of them are saving on their energy bills.
A new fund for smaller-scale renewable energy projects in Australia has been launched by the Foresight Group, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager.
Australian gentailer EnergyAustralia has acquired 49 per cent in solar and LED company Echo Group with the intention of putting its products in front of industrial and commercial customers.
While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with solar for residential consumers and igniting a whole lot of businesses at the same time.
A recently launched sales app that’s free for solar retailers and installers aimed at getting more solar onto roofs may also help control Australia’s growing problem with substandard solar installation designs and retailing.
An expanded the rooftop solar and storage program, big spending on rail and a crackdown on dodgy energy companies are among the highlights of the 2019-20 Victorian budget.
UPDATED: British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta’s South Australian interests show no sign of slowing with programs ranging from renewable energy for his company SIMEC’S mining and Liberty OneSteel’s operations, huge solar farms, pumped hydro to low cost solar for social housing tenants and the state government’s home battery scheme. Two of these projects are expected to […]
The energy policy chaos claimed another victim last week, with SolarReserve’s solar thermal power station in Port Augusta set to be scrapped after failing to achieve financing.
SOLAR ENERGY REBATES REPORT: Politicians are latching on to the vote-winning potential of incentives for solar energy. So what’s on offer now in NSW and federally, and what’s the state of play in the solar market? We talk to Adelaide based solar expert and founder of SolarQuotes, Finn Peacock.
Some UK builders and solar companies are buddying up to slash homeowners’ energy bills even without the government subsidies that are due to end next month.
Indigenous-owned and managed national contracting business By Group is primarily a fit out and refurbishment company that’s worked with JLL and Aurecon, but is now venturing into new territory with solar projects, as well as rebuilds and civil construction.
A couple of interesting big deals this week adds weight to the rising importance of sustainability and the built environment patch.
One of Australia’s biggest energy efficiency programs in the energy-intensive aged care sector is underway, with Verdia outfitting 54 Opal Aged Care properties on the easter seaboard with LED lights and solar panels.
Commercial offices are a “forgotten market” in WA for exploring sustainable building options. Now they’ve got a new timber building designed by Harris Jenkins Architects and Josh Byrne and Associates.
This week, a Danish architect handed Sydney a beautiful new design for the Fish Market, complete with a dramatic roof to suggest movement of water and fish scales.
Feeling a bit like a frog in a heating pot? If not you’re not paying attention, which is the point really. Read a round up of what needs to gain some oxygen this week, from a boom in solar energy to deforestation, rising emissions and why India won’t need so much coal in future.
Vicinity Centres is pouring an extra $50 million into phase two of its rooftop solar program, which according the retail property management company will make it Australia’s largest-ever property solar program.
Bathurst Burr: “We only learn by our own experience”, Mum used to say to us. These words were sometimes explanation, sometimes encouragement for the tears we cried, hurts we suffered, falls off horses, the usual toings and froings of farm life. May I ask you a question I’m asking myself? Do you think we will […]
While the federal government goes into leadership meltdown over climate and energy policy the Victorian government over the weekend went the other way, launching a massive solar panel and hot water rebate ahead of the state election on 24 November. The new Solar Homes program, worth $1.24 billion, means households will be able to install […]
Residents of the Evermore apartment complex in Perth’s White Gum Valley will be able to directly trade solar energy with each other, in what is one of the first examples of peer-to-peer energy trading in the residential space.
Following in South Australia’s footsteps, Sydney has been provided its own industrial-scale Tesla battery.