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Victoria is stealing the Tesla Big Battery title from South Australia

- November 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victoria is planning to build a 300 megawatt Tesla battery near Geelong, snatching the title for the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest battery from South Australia. French renewable energy company Neoen will pay for construction of the lithium-ion battery, as well its ongoing operation and maintenance, Victorian energy minister Lily D’Ambrosio announced today. The 300MW battery will be… Read more »

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Mike Cannon-Brookes backs $5 million series A for breakthrough solar cell startup SunDrive

- October 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

A $9 million project to make cheaper rooftop solar panels by replacing the silver in production with copper has attracted $8 million in funding. The cash for NSW startup SunDrive includes $5m Series A investment led by Blackbird Ventures and Grok Ventures, the family investment fund of Atlassian co-founder and renewable energy campaigner Mike Cannon-Brookes and… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: ShineHub launches Australia’s first choose-your-own-retailer virtual power plant

- September 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

ShineHub, a solar energy startup, has launched Australia’s first choose-your-own-retailer virtual power plant (VPP), giving homes with a battery the chance to make more money supplying electricity when it’s needed most. Co-founder Alex Georgiou said ShineHub set out to reduce the complexity, confusion and financial barriers for access to solar and battery solutions and joined… Read more »

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It’s great that renewables will provide 45,000 jobs, but what jobs will coal sector workers get?

- July 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

As the global renewables transition accelerates, the future for coal regions has become a big worry. This raises an important question: can renewables create the right jobs in the right places to employ former coal workers? According to our new research, the answer in many cases is “yes”. Renewable energy jobs provide a good match… Read more »