QLDC looking into renewable energy sector

Posted on February 18, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.odt.co.nz The Queenstown Lakes district may be about to tap into the renewable energy sector, with a new report showing hydrogen production could become a major new industry for the area. The Queenstown Lakes District Council has just released the findings of a report it commissioned to assess potential research and development opportunities for… Read more »

Vena gets generation licence for 127-MW solar farm in S Australia

Posted on February 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.renewablesnow.com Vena Energy Services (Australia) Pty Ltd has secured an electricity generation licence for the 127-MW Tailem Bend solar park, which is nearing completion in South Australia. The given capacity is in direct current (DC), while the maximum capacity under the licence is 95 MW alternating current (AC) from a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant… Read more »

Eni enters Aussie renewables market with acquisition of NT largest solar farm

Posted on February 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com Diversifying its gas-focused portfolio Down Under, the Italian oil group has acquired the Northern Territory’s largest solar project – the 33.7 MWp Katherine Solar Farm. Through subsidiary, Eni Australia, the Italian oil major has completed the acquisition of the 33.7 MWp Katherine Solar Farm from a joint venture set up by Australia’s Epuron and… Read more »

Goldwind awards turbine installation job at 144-MW Aussie wind farm

Posted on February 11, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Goldwind, http://www.goldwindglobal.com Goldwind Australia has selected Australia-based Boom Logistics Ltd (ASX:BOL) to install the turbines at its 144-MW Cattle Hill Wind Farm project on the shore of Lake Echo in Central Tasmania. Boom Logistics unveiled the contract in a bourse filing on Monday, saying this will be its first wind farm construction project. Under… Read more »

Flow Power enters agreement with owner of northern Victoria’s largest solar farms

Posted on February 08, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://pacetoday.com.au Business energy retailer Flow Power has entered into a ten-year offtake agreement with renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. to purchase 48 megawatts (MW) from two of northern Victoria’s largest solar farms. The 112MW Karadoc solar farm and 106MW Yatpool solar farm, which are owned and developed by BayWa r.e, will provide 20MW and 28MW… Read more »

New wind-solar-battery power plant wins approval in Western Australia

Posted on February 08, 2019. Australasian News.

source: https://reneweconomy.com.au A new wind and solar project that will also likely include battery storage has received Federal government approval under the  Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act and should begin construction later this year. Renewable energy developer Lacour Energy says the $250 million wind and solar farm has now received all necessary state and… Read more »

Sumitomo buys W Australia solar player Infinite Energy

Posted on January 29, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://renewablesnow.com Japan’s Sumitomo Corp (TYO:8053) today announced the acquisition of Australian solar installer and electricity retailer Infinite Energy Holdings Pty Ltd in a deal that is supporting its expansion into the downstream electric power market. Based in Perth, the acquired company is currently the largest solar business in Western Australia, ranking fourth in the country… Read more »

New Zealand aluminium industry committed to a low carbon future

Posted on January 29, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/ Majority shareholder Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques got some time with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland this week, which brought together global leaders and concluded on Friday. “We had a very productive meeting with Prime Minister Ardern to discuss how the carbon-free smelting technology we are testing could further strengthen New Zealand’s aluminium… Read more »

Lidar lights up wind opportunities for Tilt in Australia

Posted on January 25, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: http://www.yourrenewablenews.com Lidars are supporting Melbourne-based Tilt Renewables in pursuit of new development sites specifically in complex terrain “We tilt towards Lidar for our monitoring fleet due to the ability to measure wind resource accurately in complex terrain conditions.” – Tilt Renewables Tilt Renewables, a leading developer, owner and manager of renewable energy generation assets in… Read more »

Sunseap Group Acquires Minority Stake in Australian EPC Company Todae Solar

Posted on January 25, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: https://mercomindia.com/sunseap-acquires-minority-stake-todae-solar/ Sunseap Group has acquired a minority stake in Todae Solar, an Australian commercial and industrial engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solar company. According to Sunseap, a Southeast Asia-based renewable energy provider, the partnership is expected to provide growth opportunities for both the companies to deliver larger and more complex projects in Australia. In addition, Sunseap is… Read more »