Construction begins on Bulgana Green Power Hub

Posted on May 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The Victorian government today announced commencement of construction on Bulgana Green Power Hub, a major new wind farm with battery storage in Stawell in western Victoria. The Green Power Hub is being delivered as part of a 15-year Support Agreement between the Victoria government and Neon Australia and will comprise a 194 MW wind farm with Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines, combined… Read more »

Springdale Solar Farm’s environmental impact statement submitted to NSW Government

Posted on May 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The 120 megawatt (MW) Springdale Solar Farm near Sutton is a step closer to reality after developer Renew Estate submitted its environment impact statement (EIS) to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE). The submission will be a sufficiency check and, if passed, Renew Estate will formally lodge the EIS. DPE would then notify Renew Estate about the date for… Read more »

Remote communities and Australian mines to benefit from energy storage

Posted on May 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Power disruptions for those working and living in remote parts of Australia can be reduced through investments in energy storage technologies and microgrids. As the push towards renewable energy increases, so too does the need to ensure the power supply is reliable and consistent in these communities. Power disruptions are both costly and inconvenient,… Read more »

Infigen looks to add big battery to Lake Bonney wind farm

Posted on May 11, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Infigen Energy has joined the rush from renewable energy developers to add storage to existing and proposed wind and solar projects. Infigen is planning a 25MW/52MWh battery storage facility at its Lake Bonney wind farm, citing the success of the new Tesla big battery, and the ability of storage to make its wind farms more… Read more »

SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta solar tower

Posted on May 11, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: US solar company SolarReserve has sought approval to add a 70MW solar PV farm to the world leading solar tower and molten salt storage facility proposed for Port Augusta in South Australia. The plans for the additional solar PV are revealed in a development application to the South Australia Planning Commission, submitted in… Read more »

Sir Stephen Tindall: NZ primed to lead charge into clean-energy future

Posted on May 09, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made waves in the lead up to the 2017 election when she labelled climate change her generation’s “nuclear free moment”. She’s right, of course. There’s never been a stronger moral imperative to tackle one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced. However, taking action on climate change also presents… Read more »

Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Posted on May 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A 1.5GW solar farm is being proposed for construction in south-east Queensland, as part of a massive new development application that would include two substations and a provision for battery storage. The Somerset Regional Council said on Friday that it had received the application for the solar PV power plant, proposed for a 2,055… Read more »

WA residential solar PPA could be “absolute game changer”

Posted on May 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Buyers of new-build houses and apartments at a property development in Perth’s northern suburbs are being offered an innovative solar power purchase agreement that promises to cut their daytime power costs by 40 per cent. The residential solar scheme, a first of its kind for Western Australia, is being trialled at Yolk Property… Read more »