Sapphire renewable energy hub wins approval – solar and storage to come

Posted on August 22, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Plans to add large scale solar and battery storage facilities to the existing 270MW Sapphire wind farm in northern New South Wales – and to create one of Australia’s biggest renewable energy hubs – have won state government approval. The company behind the ambitious hybrid wind solar and storage project, CWP Renewables, said on Friday… Read more »

Australia’s Enova Energy seeks crowdfunding for growth

Posted on August 22, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Enova Energy, Australia’s first community-owned renewable energy retailer, is looking to raise funds in a crowdfunding campaign to support an expansion into new parts of the country. According to an announcement on the Crowd88 platform, Northern Rivers-based Enova wants to grow into Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong in its home state — New South… Read more »

Victorian Labor offers half-priced solar panels for homeowners in $1.24bn pledge

Posted on August 20, 2018. Australasian News. Daniel Andrews says owner-occupiers will have access to more than $4,000 each to install panels Victorian owner-occupiers will get half-priced solar panels for their homes with no upfront cost under a $1.24bn election promise by the state Labor government. The premier, Daniel Andrews, unveiled the plan in suburban Moorabbin on Sunday, promising that 650,000 homeowners… Read more »

Zinc refinery in Australia goes solar

Posted on August 20, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: This week Sun Metals celebrated the opening of a 125-MW solar power plant that will supply power to its zinc refinery near Townsville in the Australian state of Queensland. The solar photovoltaic (PV) farm is to cover about a third of the power needs of the zinc refinery. Engineering and infrastructure company RCR… Read more »

Ratch’s 42.5-MW solar project in Queensland delivers 1st power

Posted on August 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The 42.5-MW Collinsville solar power project in Queensland has started to generate electricity, developer Ratch Australia Corp said on Monday. The project is now undergoing a staged testing and commissioning process and is expected to reach full commercial operation in September. The AUD-100-million (USD 73m/EUR 64m) facility, which is located next to a decommissioned coal-fired power… Read more »

GIG acquires Conergy solar portfolio and team

Posted on August 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Green Investment Group, Macquarie Capital’s global green investment platform, has announced the acquisition of a significant solar development portfolio from German-headquartered EPC Conergy. The acquisition will see 88 solar experts join the GIG team. Macquarie Group, Australia’s leading investment bank, is seeking to solidify its presence in the renewable energy industry, with a… Read more »

Windlab signs term sheet with Flow Power in Qld

Posted on August 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The deal will expand Flow Power’s footprint in Queensland and allow a greater number of local businesses to tap into low-cost wholesale renewable power through corporate renewable PPAs. Business energy retailer Flow Power has today announced that it will contract 50MW of the output and associated Large Scale Generation Certificates from Windlab Limited’s… Read more »

VivoPower International PLC Announces Contract To Build 3.6 MW Solar Project In Australia

Posted on August 09, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: VivoPower International PLC (Nasdaq: VVPR) (“VivoPower”), a global solar power company, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, Aevitas Group Limited (“Aevitas”) has been awarded a significant contract for the engineering design, procurement and construction of the 3.6 MW Cubbie Solar Project near Dirranbandi in Queensland, Australia. The project will… Read more »

Blockchain enables Australia’s peer-to-peer power trading kick-off- energy

Posted on August 09, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: Cheap solar electricity will be traded between neighbouring residents in apartment blocks in Western Australia, enabling peer-to-peer (P2P) trading of electricity in a project supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). White Gum Valley, a residential development near Fremantle, Western Australia, has rooftop PV installed on its blocks. A modest… Read more »