ABB to provide microgrid with 30-MW battery in S Australia

Posted on June 12, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Swiss-based power and automation group ABB (VTX:ABBN) today said it will deliver a microgrid in South Australia that will include a 30-MW ABB Ability PowerStore battery energy storage system. The microgrid will be supplied to the Energy Storage for Commercial Renewable Integration (ESCRI) project and will improve security of supply in the area, which… Read more »

GE, GPG secure wind-turbine contract for Australia’s Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

Posted on June 12, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with Global Power Generation Australia (GPG) to supply and install 28 3.4-MW wind turbines at one of Australia’s largest renewable developments, the 91-MW Crookwell 2 Wind Farm near Goulburn. Once operational, the wind farm will produce an excess of 300,000 MWh during the average year. Due to be completed… Read more »

ClearVue’s solar glass to be used in building eco homes in Australia

Posted on June 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Perth-based ClearVue Technologies Ltd (ASX:CPV) has teamed up with sustainable builder Mirreco Holdings Pty Ltd to supply its solar glass technology and jointly develop carbon-negative residential and commercial housing solutions. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) calling for Western Australia-based Mirreco to exclusively use ClearVue’s solar window technology in the… Read more »

Massive wind blades arrive for Kennedy Park

Posted on June 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Massive 70 metre wind turbine blades, bound for the Kennedy Energy Park in Hughenden, were imported through Townsville port this week. The shipment of 36 blades and 3,500 tonnes of cargo from China will form part of the world’s first hybrid large-scale power plant. The $160 million project combines twelve 200-metre-high wind turbines, 55,000… Read more »

Solar and battery underway in Australia’s “largest” renewables microgrid

Posted on June 06, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The plans of Western Australia regional utility Horizon Power to develop what it claims will be Australia’s largest hybrid renewables microgrid are edging closer to completion, after the awarding of the utility-scale solar and battery storage contracts. The project aims to see the coastal Pilbara town of Onslow – a launching base for… Read more »

Ricoh Australia Achieves Carbon-Neutral Status

Posted on June 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Ricoh Australia became the first IT services provider in the country to achieve carbon-neutral status, the imaging and electronics company announced this week. In order to reach carbon neutrality for Australian business operations, the company collaborated with the not-for-profit organization Enviro-Mark Solutions to develop a greenhouse gas reduction strategy. Ricoh Australia says the strategy… Read more »

New Zealand push on clean power comes with high political, economic risks

Posted on June 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand has set out to burnish its clean, green image by becoming Asia Pacific’s first developed economy to stop using fossil fuels to generate power, although the pitfalls encountered by a Maori iwi, or tribe, may signal trouble ahead. The 3,000-member Ngaati Kea Ngaati Tuara iwi in Rotorua, when switching… Read more »

ARENA to help fund 5.6MW PV portfolio for Australian indigenous communities

Posted on June 01, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced US$23.8 million in funding for the next phase of the US$44.6 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) project. As part of the next phase of the SETuP project, it will provide 17 off-grid remote indigenous communities in Central Australia, Katherine,… Read more »

Bungala Solar Project starts generating to grid

Posted on June 01, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A 45 MW portion of the Bungala solar farm has begun feeding electricity into the grid. The entire first phase of the project – a 137.7 MW PV plant – is expected to be completed in a few months. One of Australia’s most ambitious solar PV projects – the 220 MW/275 MWdc Bungala solar… Read more »