Bioenergy project at NSW abattoir commences production

Posted on February 05, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: foodmag.com.au ReNu Energy has announced that the Goulburn Bioenergy Project, located at the Southern Meats abattoir in Goulburn has reached practical completion and commenced commercial operation. The anaerobic digester and biogas treatment plant have been commissioned and are operational. The digester is receiving the full waste flow from the Facility and biogas production is… Read more »

Auckland airport becomes a sustainability champion

Posted on February 05, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Anuja Nadkarni Source: stuff.co.nz We continue our series on the UN-sanctioned steps businesses are taking to meet their sustainable development goals and to reduce negative impacts on society. The airport they arrive at is the first impression of New Zealand for millions of tourists. Not taking this lightly, Auckland Airport has committed to reducing its impact on climate change and becoming the… Read more »

Australia’s first solar farm co-located with wind formally opened

Posted on February 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au Australia’s first large-scale solar farm co-located with a wind farm was formally opened on Thursday, the first of more than a dozen projects likely to follow suit within the next few years. Wind and solar have been paired in various off-grid locations, but the 10MW Gullen Range solar farm south… Read more »

Meridian to boost Aussie renewables output with solar, wind, hydro deals

Posted on February 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: renewablesnow.com Meridian Energy Ltd (NZE:MEL) on Thursday unveiled a contract to buy a hydropower plant (HPP) portfolio in Australia and off-take deals for renewable energy plants in Victoria and New South Wales. The New Zealand hydro and wind power company has signed a conditional agreement with Trustpower Ltd (NZE:TPW) to acquire GSP Energy Pty… Read more »

Huawei starting ‘FusionHome’ smart energy system sales in Australia

Posted on February 01, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Mark Osborne Source: pv-tech.org Leading solar PV inverter supplier Huawei is first starting the supply of its long-awaited FusionHome Smart Energy Solution that provides solar plus storage capabilities to the Australian residential market during the first quarter of 2018. Huawei’s FusionHome Smart Energy Solution was officially launched in June, 2017 at Intersolar Europe and is compatible with LG… Read more »

Classrooms powered by renewable energy to be trialled in NSW schools

Posted on February 01, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: au.educationhq.com School children across Australia could soon be taught in classrooms powered entirely by renewable energy as a result of the innovative ‘Hivve’ modular classroom, now being trialled in two New South Wales schools. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is providing Hivve Technology Pty Ltd with $368,115… Read more »

Australia’s largest floating solar farm switches on

Posted on January 31, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Jasmine Burke Source: northernstar.com.au AN IMPRESSIVE crowd gathered at East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant this morning to celebrate Lismore taking a leap forward to bettering the future and tackling climate change. Lismore is one of seventy local councils across Australia, representing over 7.5 million people, which have vowed to take action to tackle climate… Read more »

Voith Hydro establishes Australian office as market hots up

Posted on January 31, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: thefifthestate.com.au German-founded multinational Voith Hydro has established an Australian office to service what it calls a “promising” market here and in New Zealand. Voith has already delivered services and equipment in Australia to major utilities like Snowy Hydro, Hydro Tasmania and Origin, but market shifts have enticed it to set up a permanent office… Read more »

NZ bridge showcases power of solar

Posted on January 30, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: innovatorsmag.com A spectacular light show held on New Zealand’s Auckland Harbour Bridge has demonstrated the awesome power of clean energy technologies. The country’s iconic landmark was lit up using solar power and battery tech during a weekend public display attended by thousands. It was part of an energy efficiency deal between Auckland Council and Vector, the country’s leading electricity provider, to… Read more »

Oz high-five for Canadian Solar

Posted on January 30, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: renews.biz Canadian Solar is partnering with Photon Energy to co-develop five solar plants totalling 1.14GW in Australia. Under the terms of the deal, Canadian Solar is acquiring a 51% interest in each of the projects, which are located in New South Wales. The largest of the solar farms is the 316MW Gunning plant, which… Read more »