Hoskins Uniting Church receives grant for roof top solar panels

Posted on February 12, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Ciara Bastow Source: lithgowmercury.com.au Hoskins Uniting Church has received a successful community grant of $3000 from Energy Australia Mt Piper for its roof top solar panels project. The 12 month project, which is at its half way stage, has raised $7739.24 thus far but is still behind the target of $14,571.50 That target will include the overall cost to… Read more »

New JV in New Zealand to explore hydrogen production using geothermal

Posted on February 12, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Alexander Richter Source: thinkgeoenergy.com A Japanese-New Zealand joint venture is exploring the option of a pilot plant to produce hydrogen with geothermal power from a geothermal power plant by Tuaropaki Trust near Taupo, New Zealand. Reported by various outlets in New Zealand yesterday, a MOU has been signed between Taupo/ NZ-based Tuaropaki Trust and… Read more »

Canberra CBD rooftops could host at least 46 MW of solar PV

Posted on February 09, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Marija Djordjevic Source: pv-magazine-australia.com Spatial analysis of solar potential shows that at least a third of the rooftops in the central business district of Canberra could host solar panels, thus saving on the land needed to provide a substantial proportion of city’s power needs with PV. An analysis carried out by a group of… Read more »

WA flicks the switch on renewables-powered microgrids

Posted on February 09, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Brad Thompson Source: afr.com The West Australian government has flicked the switch on renewables-reliant microgrids as part of a plan to cut the cost of supplying power to isolated towns in the vast state. State-owned utility Western Power has contracted Energy Made Clean (EMC) and joint venture partner Lendlease to build one of Australia’s biggest… Read more »

juwi Australia announces realignment towards utility scale PV

Posted on February 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Marija Djordjevic Source: pv-magazine-australia.com The German renewable energy company is shifting its focus to developing utility scale PV projects, after having previously being focused on hybrid projects such as its DeGrussa plant in Western Australia. To pursue the shift the company has appointed Cameron Garnsworthy appointed managing director of juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd…. Read more »

Solar ‘tsunami’ coming in Australia as NSW accelerates approvals

Posted on February 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Peter Hannam and Cole Latimer Source: smh.com.au The Berejiklian government has approved 11 large-scale solar energy plants in the past 12 months, clearing the way for NSW to join a “tsunami” of new renewable energy capacity across the nation. The 170-megawatt Finley Solar Project in the Riverina, which will include half a million solar… Read more »

SA continues renewable energy push

Posted on February 07, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com South Australia could soon have more solar power and battery storage as the state continues its move towards renewables. Tilt Renewables will receive about $7 million in grants to build a $90 million solar farm and battery near Snowtown in the state’s mid-north. “Storage of renewable energy is the future and once again… Read more »

Kennedy Energy Park seeks local business involvement

Posted on February 07, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Derek Barry Source: northweststar.com.au Local businesses are getting behind Quanta Solar and Vestas building Australia’s first utility-scale wind, solar, storage hybrid generator as construction gets underway near Hughenden. The $160 million Kennedy Energy Park Project already has over ten local suppliers involved and discussions with Rainbow Gateway to ensure opportunities for indigenous employment are underway. Houses have been… Read more »

SA Produce Market powered by govt-funded solar microgrid

Posted on February 06, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: technologydecisions.com.au A solar microgrid is being implemented to power the South Australian Produce Market. There will be 1600 solar panels and a large lithium-ion battery installed at its facility in Pooraka, and it is hoped this will save stallholders more than half a million dollars per year in power bills. The $10.5 million microgrid, which… Read more »

Wärtsilä To Supply Smart Power Generation Plant To South Australia

Posted on February 06, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: poweronline.com The technology group Wärtsilä has been chosen to supply the fast, flexible and highly efficient capacity needed by Australian integrated energy company, AGL Energy Limited. South Australia, where the new plant is to be located, is a market with high usage of renewables. The new 211 MW Smart Power Generation plant, comprising 12… Read more »