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Victoria has $10 million to deal with one of the next decade’s biggest recycling problems: solar panels

- October 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

A $10 million program to tackle recycling solar panels has been launched in Victoria. Breakthrough Victoria,  a company managing a $2 billion fund set up by the Victorian government to make the state a global leader in innovation, has launched the $10 million Solar Waste Challenge, to invest in solar waste reduction solutions. More than… Read more »

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Cannon-Brookes, Twiggy Forrest double down on $30bn Sun Cable project in $210 million Series B

- March 14, 2022 2 MIN READ

Tech and mining billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Dr Andrew Forrest have ramped up their support for a $30 billion project to supply solar power from the Australia to Singapore, leading a $210 billion Series B round into Sun Cable. Singapore-based Sun Cable’s $30 billion plan was first revealed in 2019, with Cannon-Brookes and Forrest as cornerstone… Read more »

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Other tech

Sun Cable’s giant solar farm in the NT, backed by Mike Cannon-Brookes and Andrew Forrest, is now a $30 billion project

- September 24, 2021 2 MIN READ

The value a massive solar farm in the Northern Territory designed to supply power to Singapore, has increased by $8 billion to $30 billion in the wake of approval by the Indonesian Government to run the cable through its waters. The Sun Cable Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink) project has some high profile backers, including Atlassian co-founder… Read more »

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IKEA’s Adelaide store will be self-powered by 2025 as the retailer eyes a move into renewable energy generation and supply

- October 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

IKEA Australia will install solar panels generating 1.2MW of electricity on the rooftop of its Adelaide store as it moves towards operating with 100% renewable energy by 2025.  The project will create largest grid-connected commercial microgrid, connecting with the South Australian power network, and will be coupled with a 3.4MWh onsite battery – think around… Read more »

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POWERING UP: Mike & Annie Cannon-Brookes are spending $12 million to bring a little sunshine to 100 bushfire-hit communities

- February 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Fire-ravaged Australian communities struggling for power will have an solar energy solution thanks so Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes and his wife Annie. The duo are investing up to $12 million in a venture called Resilient Energy Collective (REC), designed to rapidly deploy solar panels and Tesla batteries in communities that have lost power in natural… Read more »