Reusing EV Batteries For Household Storage With Australian Company Relectrify

Posted on October 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: cleantechnica.com Australia’s two biggest clean energy financiers are putting money into a new venture by Melbourne-based start-up Relectrify that proposes to re-use electric vehicle batteries for household storage. Relectrify says it has developed “advanced battery control technology” that reduces the cost of repurposing EV batteries, while boosting performance and lifetime. The technology… Read more »

European energy giant Enel to build $400m solar plant in Port Augusta

Posted on October 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Adam Langenberg Source: adelaidenow.com.au EUROPEAN energy giant Enel has received final approval for a $400 million solar farm on the outskirts of Port Augusta. Enel and the Dutch Infrastucture Fund plan to have the 275MW facility — which is already under construction — operating on Bungala Aboriginal Corporation land, in early 2019. The company… Read more »

SimpliPhi Power to provide off-grid energy storage system in New Zealand

Posted on October 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: pacbiztimes.com Ojai-based SimpliPhi Power announced Oct. 3 that it had contracted with electricity distributor Powerco to build an off-grid renewable energy storage system called Base Power in New Zealand. The system provides supplemental or alternative energy to areas where upgrades to the network were not deemed to be cost effective. After initial trials, Powerco… Read more »

Carnegie wins $16m grant to develop renewable wave tech

Posted on October 06, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Steven Impey Source: manmonthly.com.au Wave energy developer Carnegie has won a $15.75 million tender for the design and manufacture of renewable wave technology (CETO) at its Albany Wave Energy project in Western Australia. The state government has also awarded $3.75 million to the University of Western Australia to establish and manage an associated Wave Energy… Read more »

Impact plans second solar investment fund as Williamsdale opens

Posted on October 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au Australia’s Impact Investment Group is planning to launch a second solar investment fund, following the runaway success of its first solar fund last year. On Thursday, Impact celebrated the formal opening of the 11MW Williamsdale solar farm in the ACT, one of three solar farms contracted by the ACT government at… Read more »

Samsung chosen for new 30MW battery storage facility in S.A.

Posted on October 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au Batteries provided by Samsung have been chosen for the second big battery storage project in South Australia, a 30MW/8MWh facility to be built on Yorke Peninsula that will work with a local wind farm and rooftop solar to create a renewable energy micro-grid. The contract was awarded this week by… Read more »

Giant Turbines Arrive For Queensland’s Largest Renewable Energy Project

Posted on October 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: theurbandeveloper.com Ratch Australia Corporation’s newest sustainable energy project, Mount Emerald Wind Farm, is taking shape as the critical ingredient made it safely into the Port of Cairns this week. Powerful wind turbines were unloaded and ready to be transported to the Tablelands. Each blade weighed in at 16 tonnes and measured 57 metres. Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt… Read more »

Blueskin Energy Ltd will not appeal turbine consent

Posted on October 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: scoop.co.nz Press Release: Blueskin Energy Ltd will not appeal court decision refusing consent to build New Zealand’s first community-led wind turbine Blueskin Energy Ltd (BEL), a social enterprise established by the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust to develop New Zealand’s first community-led wind turbine, has announced today it will not appeal the Environment Court’s ruling… Read more »