W Australia asks Carnegie to prep finance plan for Albany project

Posted on October 11, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://renewablesnow.com Western Australia today pledged to protect its investment in a wave energy demonstration project off Albany after the federal government made changes to the research and development (R&D) tax incentive. The government of Western Australia said in a statement that it has agreed to make the previously negotiated revised first milestone payment of AUD… Read more »

Pilbara wind and solar plans jump to 11GW as Macquarie provides capital

Posted on October 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au Plans for a huge wind solar hybrid project in the Pilbara region in north-western Australia have jumped from 9GW to 11GW, with Macquarie Group jumping on board to provide development capital. The Asia Renewable Energy Hub has ambitious plans to build a mega project in the north-west to underpin a local manufacturing base and… Read more »

Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm

Posted on October 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au Chinese Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng is to begin construction of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald after reaching financial close for one of the biggest solar projects in the country. The Sunraysia solar farm might have been the biggest solar project to begin construction in Australia in 2018, where it not for Innogy’s… Read more »

Australian real estate giant Vicinity to use blockchain for new energy economy

Posted on October 05, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://bcfocus.com To meet the growing demand for clean and green energy, Australian real estate firm Vicinity has announced it will trial a blockchain solution in partnership with Australian energy technology company, Power Ledger for its energy network. This was revealed by the company in a press release on Tuesday. According to the report, the trial will begin at Castle… Read more »

Innogy begins construction of Australia’s biggest solar plant

Posted on October 05, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au German renewable energy giant Innogy says it has made a final investment decision on the 349MW Limondale solar farm in New South Wales, and will begin construction of what will be Australia’s biggest solar farm in October. Innogy is majority owned by RWE, one of Europe biggest utilities and carries its push into renewable… Read more »

New Queensland abattoir to be powered by solar and hydrogen storage

Posted on October 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au A new high-tech abattoir is to be built in Gladstone, Queensland, has joined the industrial shift to renewable energy, announcing plans for the plant to be partly powered by a 78MW solar farm, with a 33MW solar-powered hydrogen facility to service its boiler. Asia Pacific Agri-Corp says it plans to spend $308 million on… Read more »

MORE COMMERCIAL-SCALE SOLAR NEEDED – EECA

Posted on October 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: http://www.sharechat.co.nz Commercial-scale solar is a renewable energy option the country should be making more of, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority says. New Zealand has about 80 MW of solar, up 17 MW in the past year, according to Electricity Authority data. But only about 16 percent of that is at commercial and industrial… Read more »

Canberra virtual power plant wins national award for solar battery project

Posted on September 27, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.energymatters.com.au A Canberra virtual power plant (VPP) has been recognised by Engineers Australia for its solar battery project. ACT’s Reposit Power received the accolade for its technology, which makes the electricity system cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. Reposit Power won the Sir William Hudson Award. This is the highest honour awarded for a project in the Australian Engineering… Read more »