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2016 Australian Telstra Business Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year

At a stunning gala dinner held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre last night, Jenny Paradiso was named the 2016 Australian Telstra Business Women’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. It has been a fantastic year for Jenny, co-founder and managing director of Suntrix, after she also won the 2016 Telstra South Australian Business Woman… Read more

Telstra 2016 South Australian Business Woman of the Year

At a glittering awards ceremony at the Adelaide oval Friday night, local entrepreneur Jenny Paradiso was named the Telstra 2016 South Australia Business Woman of the Year.  As the co-founder and Managing Director of Suntrix, a reputable solar energy company, Jenny has been the driving force behind this local brand that is now charging into… Read more

RedFlow names accredited installers for ZCell home battery

With its first shipment of residential battery storage systems set to be delivered to customers in October, RedFlow has announced the first round of accredited installers for the ZCells. The Brisbane-based company has revealed an initial list of seven companies in states around Australia who are trained and approved to install the 10kWh zinc bromine flow… Read more

Media Release: The bright force behind an Aussie company charging the world

Local entrepreneur Jenny Paradiso has just been named as a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards in South Australia.  As the co-founder and Managing Director of Suntrix, a reputable solar energy company, Jenny has been the driving force behind this local brand that is now charging into national and global markets. Jenny is… Read more

Decision by Australian Energy Regulator protects solar users against unfair costs

A decision by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) will protect solar users in South Australia against discriminatory charges proposed by SA Power Networks. Clean Energy Council Policy Manager Darren Gladman said the AER decision was welcome news for solar customers and businesses in South Australia. “If the SA Power Networks proposal was successful, it would… Read more

Nothing accidental about South Australia’s shift to clean energy

South Australia’s remarkable success in renewable energy over the last decade is no accident, the CEC’s Network Specialist Tom Butler has written in RenewEconomy, in response to claims from opponents that it is part of some giant experiment. Tom says the multi-billion dollar investment in wind and solar, the reduction in emissions from the power… Read more

The World Is Not Converting to Renewable Energy Fast Enough to Save It

The world is increasingly investing in renewable energy. Last year, according to UN figures, global investment in solar power, wind turbines and other renewable forms of energy was $266 billion…..But right now, the report says, renewable energy sources deliver just 10.3% of global electrical power. Neither the report’s authors nor anyone else thinks that is… Read more

An entire airport pays nothing for electricity thanks to solar power

Day by day, solar power is becoming a more viable source of energy for homes and businesses. If you need further proof of this, look no further than the Cochin International Airport in India that is now entirely powered by solar energy and pays nothing for electricity. The airport last year installed a solar power system… Read more

The Tesla Powerwall and what it means for Australia’s energy market

While the concept of a home battery storage system is not new to Australians, the Tesla Powerwall unit has been highly anticipated. The Powerwall is a 7 kilowatt hour (kWh) lithium-ion-battery system that stores electricity generated from rooftop solar panels (or PV panels) during the day so that electricity can be used at night during… Read more

Largest PV Systems for 2015

In a report just released by SunWiz into the largest PV Systems for 2015, we were delighted to see a Suntrix project, Cootamundra Oilseeds, appear in the top half of the table.  The visually impressive 468kW ground mount system is expected to produce around 2257kWh/day, saving an estimated 815 tonne of green house gas emissions each… Read more

Emissions continue to rise, but solar makes strong case in SA

Lagging investment in renewables and reduced hydro generation are contributing to Australia’s rising emissions, but rooftop solar was the star during last year’s heatwave in South Australia. According to pitt&sherry’s January 2016 Carbon Emissions Index (CEDEX), Australia’s overdependence on coal and the rise in electricity demand means rising electricity emissions will continue for at least… Read more

Renewable energy calculator launched for farmers

NSW Farmers have developed and launched an online calculator to help households and small farm businesses to test the financial viability of investing in solar PV and batteries. The online calculator was launched to coincide with Tesla’s announcement that Australia would be the first market to receive its PowerWall battery which, along with other battery… Read more

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