Queensland’s 100MW energy storage tender promises to ‘prioritise local jobs and businesses’

Posted on August 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: energy-storage.news A 100MW tender for energy storage, part of a 400MW auction for renewable energy projects, has been officially launched by the regional government of Queensland, Australia. The tender process is the latest step in Powering Queensland, a AUS$1.16 billion investment in ensuring affordable, secure and sustainable energy for the state… Read more »

Equis gets council nod for 1-GW solar project in Queensland

Posted on August 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: renewablesnow.com The Western Downs Regional Council in the Australian state of Queensland has given the go-ahead to Singapore-based Equis Energy for the construction of a 1-GW solar farm outside of Wandoan township. The so-called Wandoan South Solar Project is the biggest of its kind for the region, according to a Friday… Read more »

City firms bring renewable energy to Solomons community

Posted on August 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sally Rae Source: odt.co.nz A noisy, polluting diesel generator is a thing of the past in a remote community in the Solomon Islands, thanks to the efforts of two Dunedin businesses. Powerhouse Wind and Control Focus combined resources and experience to replace a diesel generator — which operated for only three hours each night —… Read more »

Goldman Sachs, Palisade pump billions into green energy

Posted on August 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Ben Potter Source: afr.com US giant Goldman Sachs has joined the Australian renewable energy stampede and Sydney fund manager Palisade Investment Partners is launching a new clean energy fund in moves that may add gigawatts of wind and solar power worth billions of dollars to the grid. The new Palisade Renewable Energy Fund and an existing fund that invests directly on behalf of… Read more »

Genex progresses on funding for Australia’s largest PV and pumped hydro project

Posted on August 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: energy-storage.news Australian energy firm Genex Power has received first-round board approval from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) for potential debt funding of its 270MW solar PV and 250MW pumped hydro projects, that are part of the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub, in Northern Queensland. These huge projects are Phase Two of… Read more »

Sapphire Wind Farm shipment docks in Newcastle

Posted on August 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: inverelltimes.com.au The largest wind turbines to arrive in Australia docked at the Port of Newcastle last week, ahead of their delivery to Sapphire Wind Farm between Inverell and Glen Innes. “Once constructed, these will be the tallest wind turbines ever seen in NSW, standing 200 metres high,” Project Manager of the Sapphire Wind Farm Andrew Houston said. The first… Read more »

Elecnor secures another 137-MWp EPC deal in Australia

Posted on August 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Lucas Morais Source: renewablesnow.com Spanish infrastructure and energy group Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) announced today it has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a second 137-MWp solar plant project in Australia. Named Bungala Two, the photovoltaic (PV) plant is part of the three-stage 374-MWp Bungala Solar complex. The company was awarded the… Read more »

Australia’s NSW says YES to 275 MW of solar projects

Posted on August 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: renewablesnow.com The government of New South Wales (NSW) has given its nod to 275 MW of solar projects proposed for the eastern Australian state. The approval for the four photovoltaic (PV) schemes was granted by the state’s Planning Assessment Commission, NSW’s minister for planning and housing Anthony Roberts said in a… Read more »

Australian ministers welcome Navy’s 2MW solar-plus-storage microgrid

Posted on August 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: energy-storage.news Australia’s defence minister has welcomed the start of work on a solar-plus-energy storage microgrid at a military base in Perth by developer Carnegie Clean Energy. Defence Minister Marise Payne tweeted today that construction had begun on the project at HMAS Stirling, a navy base just off the Western Australian coast…. Read more »

Ashurst shines in $50m solar farm deal

Posted on August 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Author:  Sol Dolor Source: australasianlawyer.com.au A Queensland council has achieved a first in the nation with the help of a top corporate firm. Ashurst has acted for the Sunshine Coast Council on the grid connection and offtake arrangements for the 15MW Sunshine Coast Solar Farm. With the $50m utility-scale solar farm, the council has become Australia’s… Read more »