Brewongle Solar Farm planned for Bathurst’s outskirts

Posted on September 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Nadine Morton Source: westernadvocate.com.au BATHURST is the ideal location for a new solar power plant, the owners of the prospective facility say. The 190 hectare solar farm could be constructed just seven kilometres south-east of Bathurst at Brewongle if plans are approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Within the next fortnight Photon Energy Australia… Read more »

EnergyAustralia revs up solar-battery drive with Redback system

Posted on September 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Angela Macdonald-Smith Source: afr.com EnergyAustralia is promising to “put the customer in the driving seat” of their home energy use with the launch of its “next generation” Redback smart solar-plus-storage system which it says should pay for itself within about seven years. The system, developed through collaboration with Queensland-based Redback Technologies, uses technology that optimises… Read more »

Waste centre to get 5MW solar farm in Newcastle, Australia

Posted on September 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: pv-tech.org A 5MW solar farm has been planned for the Summerhill Waste Management Centre in Newcastle City, New South Wales, Australia. The capped landfill site was once part of the Wallsend Borehole Colliery and the aim of the farm is to help reduce the city’s AU$4 million (US$3.18 million) electricity costs… Read more »

NZ electricity firms switch up tech efforts

Posted on September 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Eric Frykberg Source: radionz.co.nz Electricity companies are scrambling to smarten up their methods for fear that technology could put them on the sidelines of a booming but vulnerable business. They want to avoid the fate of sunset industries like the VCR, and the newspaper, by adopting cutting-edge technology themselves, before their competitors beat them… Read more »

Australia’s biggest ‘virtual power plant’ to be built in Queensland

Posted on September 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Jaydan Duck Source: mygc.com.au AUSTRALIA’s largest virtual power plant will be built in Queensland to help manage extreme demand in summer. Energy Queensland’s Energy Services division will partner with GreenSync Pty Ltd to develop the new cloud-based, load control system which was officially launched in Townsville on Friday. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the cloud-based,… Read more »

Australia-led tidal energy project sets new production records

Posted on September 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au The Australian-founded and managed tidal energy company Atlantis Resources has claimed a world record production output for a tidal stream power station from its facility in Scotland’s Pentland Firth. Atlantis late last week said it had produced 700MWh of electricity in August, taking its total production to 2GWh. It’s not… Read more »

South Australia seeks proposals for renewables projects

Posted on September 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: out-law.com South Australia (SA) has issued three calls for proposals for renewables projects to help it boost generation and address intermittency in the state’s power supply. The SA government has asked for proposals on ‘firming’ renewables projects that will be incorporated into existing wind and solar developments to make them more stable, as well as for… Read more »

Indonesia and New Zealand: Partners in Renewable Energy Development

Posted on September 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: jakartaglobe.id As Indonesia aims to reach its goal of 9,500 megawatts in geothermal power generation capacity by 2025, its long partnership with New Zealand in this sector is set to reach new heights, helping Southeast Asia’s largest economy maximize its unharnessed potential in this source of renewable energy. New Zealand Ambassador Trevor Matheson said… Read more »

CWP plans 200MW solar + storage to partner Sapphire wind project

Posted on August 31, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au CWP Renewables, the company behind the 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm to be built near Glen Innes, is contemplating a 200MW solar farm and a battery storage facility to partner the project in what would be the biggest hybrid wind-solar installation to date. CWP has submitted an application to the NSW Department of Planning and… Read more »

Geothermal Energy and its possible future in Australia

Posted on August 31, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Parker O’Halloran Source: thinkgeoenergy.com The future potential for enhanced geothermal energy in Australia is enormous, despite facing financial challenges and pressures from developments in other renewables. The potential for geothermal energy in Australia is enormous. Geothermal resources in countries like New Zealand or Iceland are more easily used for electricity generation since there is… Read more »