Flinders Island makes switch to renewables, with solar, wind and energy storage Hub

Posted on November 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: reneweconomy.com.au The off-grid Tasmanian community of Flinders Island will see out 2017 with a mostly renewable energy powered grid, as it completes the switch from its 100 per cent diesel fuelled power system to a cleaner, cheaper mix including solar, wind and energy storage. State-owned utility Hydro Tasmania will formally “switch… Read more »

DP Energy trumps Gupta with 1.1GW of wind, solar and storage

Posted on November 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au Irish company DP Energy has announced a major expansion of its Port Augusta hybrid renewable energy park in South Australia, adding in another 300MW of solar and 400MW of battery storage to its plans for what was already going to be the biggest hybrid plant in Australia. Barely a week after… Read more »

Albany Wave Energy Project activities underway

Posted on November 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: reneweconomy.com.au Carnegie Clean Energy (ASX:CCE) is pleased to advise that following the $15.75 million in funding from the Western Australian State Government, it has now commenced the Albany project design and development activities. CEO and Managing Director of Carnegie Clean Energy, Dr Michael Ottaviano said: “Albany is one of the greatest wave energy resources… Read more »

New Zealand Aims to Transition to 100% Renewables by 2035

Posted on November 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Brad Jones  Source: futurism.com  New Zealand’s new prime minister Jacinda Ardern is making the country’s carbon footprint a top priority. Her goal is to transition the nation to an electric grid powered solely by renewables by 2035 and produce zero carbon emissions by 2050. Electric Shock Last month, New Zealand named Jacinda Ardern as… Read more »

New Energy Solar eyes up to USD 230m from Aussie listing

Posted on November 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: renewablesnow.com Australian investment company New Energy Solar is targeting up to AUD 300 million (USD 230m/EUR 198m) in proceeds through its upcoming listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, it said on Thursday. The company and Walsh & Co, the representative of the New Energy Solar Fund, have filed with the Australian… Read more »

China wind giant buys 100MW wind project in NSW

Posted on November 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: reneweconomy.com.au The international lure of Australia’s large-scale renewable energy market has been demonstrated once again, after a 100MW wind farm, proposed for development in the Southern Tablelands region of NSW, was snapped up by a China-owned company late last week. Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Australia (BJCE Australia) said on Friday it… Read more »

Musk says Tesla big battery now more than 80% complete

Posted on November 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the so-called Tesla big battery in South Australia is more than 80 per cent complete, and is on track to be switched on in time for the December 1 deadline and the onset of the Australian summer. “We have also installed more than… Read more »

New Wave Of Renewable Energy Projects Totalling 1GW Announced In South Australia

Posted on November 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andrew Spence Source: greenenergynews.co.uk Meeting in the state capital of Adelaide yesterday, the Board of ZEN Energy approved a strategic plan to establish 1GW of additional dispatchable renewable generation assets. The assets will support long-term electricity supply contracts with South Australia’s large industrial users to provide access to lower cost, reliable and low emission… Read more »

Australian grid map shows up best locations for distributed energy

Posted on November 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: pv-tech.org Australia has launched new interactive maps of the electricity grid specifically to support decentralised usage of battery storage, renewable energy and smart demand management. The Network Opportunity Maps, a collaboration between research agencies, government and industry, aims to progress localised energy solutions across the country. The geo-spatial mapping goes hand in… Read more »

UPDATED: RES drops 758MW wind farm proposal, amid Victoria boom

Posted on November 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: reneweconomy.com.au RES Australia has scrapped plans to develop a nearly 800MW wind farm south of Penshurst in south-western Victoria, as large-scale renewable energy development starts to boom across the state.* The company – whose Australian portfolio includes the the 68MW Emerald Solar Park in Queensland, and the 240MW Ararat Wind Farm in… Read more »