Canberra virtual power plant wins national award for solar battery project

Posted on September 27, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: 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 »

Origin to build 5MW virtual power plant in Victoria, from rooftop solar and storage

Posted on September 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Origin Energy has revealed plans to establish what it says will be Victoria’s largest virtual power plant – a $20 million cloud-based platform that will tap around 5MW of the battery-stored solar power of up to 650 customers during periods of peak power demand. The $20 million project has the backing of the state… Read more »

GIP launches renewable energy developer, acquires 4.7 GW of SunPower assets

Posted on September 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Clearway Energy Group has been formed from NRG’s renewable energy businesses and SunPower’s project pipeline. The move echoes GIP’s acquisition of Equis Energy, which now renamed Vena Energy is developing a GW-scale pipeline in Australia. One of the world’s largest renewable energy developers and asset owners is a company that you’ve never heard of…. Read more »

SA unveils details of $100 million battery scheme, sonnen sets up production plant in Adelaide

Posted on September 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The South Australian government has stated it will launch its Home Battery Scheme in October, which will offer South Australians subsidies of up to $6,000. In the wake of the government’s announcement, the German storage provider has revealed plans to manufacture up to 50,000 battery storage units at the former Holden site in Elizabeth,… Read more »

Landlords turning assets green and sustainable

Posted on September 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Owners of large-scale offices, warehouses and shopping centres are doing their bit for the long-time sustainability of the environment by targeting zero emissions and installing solar power. What was once a tick-the-box exercise, being a good green landlord is now a priority to make the property attractive for tenants and prospective buyers. Having a… Read more »

Can WA corner the market during the world’s renewable hydrogen revolution?

Posted on September 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: WA could be at the centre of a global boom in hydrogen fuel, which is taking off in Japan and Korea as a source of renewable energy. Premier Mark McGowan said the state government would establish a council to drive opportunities for the renewable hydrogen industry. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan with Australia’s Chief… Read more »

UNSW to improve energy reliability in the Australian outback

Posted on September 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The ideal outcome of the project is an affordable solution that links existing best of breed and locally developed components into an architecture that can be safely maintained by the community.Moreover, it will stabilise the electricity supply, make the whole system more efficient and safer. Remote communities across Australia and potentially the world may… Read more »

ACT-backed wind farm the best performing in Australia this year

Posted on August 28, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A wind farm generating renewable energy for the ACT has run at full power for 47 per cent of the year so far, making it Australia’s best performing wind farm in 2018. Data released by renewable energy developer Windlab shows Coonooer Bridge Wind Farm, near Bendigo in Victoria, is one of just two… Read more »

Mercury Energy launches Tesla’s Powerpack battery in Auckland

Posted on August 28, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The first grid-scale battery storage facility was launched in New Zealand on 22 August. Mercury Energy, the New Zealand electricity firm, introduced a Tesla Powerpack battery to Auckland as part of a plan to eventually integrate battery energy storage to the nation’s electricity grid. The firm aims for battery storage to support renewable power… Read more »