Young man working with digital tablet at renewable energy farm

The Turn of the Sod Starts a Big Boost for QLD’s Jobs

A sod turning in late September at the Pinkenba Renewable Energy Training Facility (RETF) started up a $23 million boost for Queensland’s renewables workforce. These state-of-the-art training facilities will, according to state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, help to prepare QLD’s workforce for the rise in renewable energy and hydrogen. The state’s renewables industry is already worth…

The STC Rate Drop is Coming in 2022

How Does it All Work? The Australian federal governments offer the owners of rooftop solar systems an incentive that’s often referred to as a rebate. It’s not actually a rebate as you don’t have to apply for it; in fact, the incentive is the Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) which you can use against the initial…

Koalas

How Solar Can Save the Koalas

Last year’s devastating bushfires injured, killed and displaced more than 60,000 koalas, but thanks to a new project from University of the Sunshine Coast, these loved animals could be much safer in future. Five cent-sized ear tags powered by the sun Koala ecologist Dr Romane Cristescu and her team developed the solar-powered ear tags after…