The state of Western Australia is seeking to mitigate the economic effects of COVID-19 with a new renewable energy program as part of an A$5.5bn recovery scheme. A total of 50 new stand-alone green power systems, supplemented by nine battery energy storage systems, will be built as part of a stimulus package totaling A$66.3m. The package also contains plans to fit out social housing, schools, and public transport stations with solar panels and batteries. Western Australia hopes not only to create jobs, but also to improve its energy footprint. Link to the news: https://www.pv-tech.org/news/western-australia-unveils-multimillion-dollar-investment-in-solar-power-and