Ratch appoints EPC Contractor for Collinsville Solar Project

Posted on May 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: reneweconomy.com.au Ratch Australia Corporation announced today that it has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its $100 million Collinsville Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project in central Queensland to global diversified services company UGL, a member of CIMIC Group. In addition, UGL will provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for five years upon completion… Read more »

South Australia Gets $110 Million For Solar Thermal Energy In The 2017 Budget

Posted on May 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Campbell Simpson Source: gizmodo.com.au In the 2017-18 Federal Government, the government is making $110 million of its $1.6 billion of spending available to kickstart private investment in a solar thermal plant in Port Augusta in South Australia. Tagged under the government’s investment in “climate spending”, the money will go towards kickstarting a private company… Read more »

Xinjiang Goldwind to buy Stockyard Hill wind farm project in Australia

Posted on May 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: wind.energy-business-review.com Xinjiang Goldwind has agreed to acquire Stockyard Hill wind farm project from Origin Energy in Australia for around AUD$110m ($81.3m). Origin Energy has also signed a power purchase agreement (PPA), under which it will buy all the energy and renewable energy certificates produced by the project located in Victoria. Prepared for construction, the Stockyard… Read more »

Meridian Energy says there’s plenty of power for electric cars

Posted on May 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: nzherald.co.nz Meridian Energy doesn’t believe helping power up New Zealand’s growing electric fleet is a big generation growth opportunity but is still good for its own business and the country. The country’s biggest renewable generator is moving towards making half of its own car fleet to electric and its general manager of retail, Neal… Read more »

RATCH-Australia ready to start building 42.5-MW solar farm

Posted on May 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tsvetomira Tsanova Source: renewablesnow.com Power producer RATCH-Australia Corp Ltd has reached financial close on the 42.5-MW Collinsville solar power project in Queensland and it is starting construction this month. The government-owned Clean Energy Finance Corp (CEFC) has extended AUD 57 million (USD 42m/EUR 38m) in financing for the project. It will also receive an… Read more »

Contract signed for new two-turbine wind farm in Victoria

Posted on May 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au Construction of a small, two-turbine wind farm near Ararat western Victoria is due to begin soon after Future Energy secured equity and debt financing for the 6.9MW project. The Maroona wind farm will feature just two Vestas V126 wind turbines, located on two separate properties, generating the equivalent power needs… Read more »

110MW solar farm project switching hands

Posted on May 08, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: energymatters.com.au The Darling Downs solar farm project exchanged hands today with Origin Energy selling the site to the APA group. APA will take on the development cost and acquisition of the plant which will total an estimated $200 million and a grant by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Program. Construction of… Read more »

Assistant Renewable Energy Minister Pat Conroy visits Australian Maritime College

Posted on May 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Caitlin Jarvis Source: examiner.com.au Tasmania has the opportunity to become a nation and a world leader in renewable energy thanks to research and programs at the Australian Maritime College (AMC). That’s the view of Opposition Assistant Minister for Renewable Energy Pat Conroy, who visited the facility with Labor MHR Ross Hart and Tasmanian Senator Helen… Read more »

mPrest and Vector, New Zealand’s Largest Power Utility, Sign Contract to Bring “Internet of Energy” to Over a Million Customers

Posted on May 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: businesswire.com mPrest, a global provider of mission-critical ‘Internet of Energy’ software, today announced that its Distributed Energy Resource Management product – mDERMS, will be deployed in Vector’s intelligent grid. Vector is New Zealand’s leading multi-network infrastructure company, which distributes energy and communication services to over 1.2 million homes and businesses. mDERMS will enable Vector… Read more »

Solar car park to power WA shopping centre

Posted on May 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: perthnow.com.au WESTERN Australia’s first solar car park will provide 40 per cent of the electricity needed by its adjoining shopping centre. The car park and shopping centre redevelopment in Northam will be officially unveiled by Minister for Regional Development Alannah MacTiernan on Tuesday morning. There are close to 900 solar panels involved, which also… Read more »