South Australia solar farm connects to the grid

Posted on April 30, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au South Australia is already setting records for the amount of “variable” renewables it has in its electricity system – just over 50 per cent at last count. This is made up entirely of more than 1800MW of large scale wind farms and more than 800MW of rooftop solar. Now the… Read more »

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Mining to Go Green with Solar Farm in Australia

Posted on April 30, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: dailyhodl.com Australia is set to become the home of a 44.5-acre, solar-powered Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining farm. Hadouken Pty Ltd is planning the 20-megawatt solar farm to mine cryptocurrencies in the coal-mining town of Collie in Western Australia’s South West region. The installation is scheduled to be up and running within three to six months, featuring 69,000… Read more »

Tesla Powerpack battery to help Australian business go fully off-grid

Posted on April 27, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Simon Alvarez Source: teslarati.com Linked Group Services, a business in North Queensland, Australia, has decided to go fully off-grid through the use of a 100 kWh Tesla Powerpack battery, a series of solar installations, and a microturbine that runs on natural gas. With this, the Australian business, which provides renewable energy solutions, will become… Read more »

Building Out Biomass in the Land Down Under

Posted on April 27, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Patrick C. Miller Source: biomassmagazine.com Australia’s bioenergy sector is alive and brimming with ideas about how to keep pace with progress being made internationally. However, biofuels advocates believe the country lacks a clear strategy, as well as policies to harness the environmental benefits and economic potential that biomass energy offers. “In contrast to the… Read more »

AFT to expand to solar farm sector with new investment

Posted on April 26, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: manmonthly.com.au Australian commercial solar installer AFT Corporation has partnered with NESI Solar to expand into Australia’s solar farm sector. Under a newly signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two, NESI will make a cornerstone investment of AUD$2.1 million in AFT, via a convertible note facility. The investment will be made in two tranches…. Read more »

New energy sector model for New Zealand

Posted on April 26, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: voxy.co.nz The energy sector is taking the lead in developing a model for its own future. The BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) and public and private partners have commissioned a comprehensive model of New Zealand’s entire energy sector. BEC Chair David Caygill says the energy sector is critically important to New Zealand, and decisions for… Read more »

Townsville battery “gigafactory” plan gains momentum

Posted on April 24, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au Construction of a lithium-ion “giga-factory” in Queensland’s north is one step closer to being realised, after the high-powered Imperium3 consortium behind the proposed battery plant brought global tech giant, Siemens, in on its plans. The Australian reports that Siemens has signed a letter of intent with Boston Energy and Innovation, a company led by former Macquarie… Read more »

SA Water plans 152MW solar, 35MWh storage to slash bills to zero

Posted on April 24, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au SA Water’s ambition to go “net zero” electricity costs is undiminished by the new Liberal government in South Australia, with the state-owned utility announcing plans to install 152 megawatts (MW) of solar PV and 35 megawatt hours (MWh) of storage by 2020. The plans were first unveiled in January, with the announcement of an initial… Read more »

$130m solar farm support

Posted on April 23, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: http://www.riverineherald.com.au Since it conducted the community information session on Monday, April 9, ESCO Pacific has directly contacted residents at 20 neighbouring properties regarding the proposed $130 million solar farm on 378ha of agricultural land bordering Tocumwal Road and Savernake Road. About 30 Mulwala and district people attended the 75-minute session at Mulwala Football Netball Club… Read more »

Bruny Island solar trial a microcosm for future energy system

Posted on April 23, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.smh.com.au A smart solar and battery trial on an island off Tasmania is being touted as creating the forerunner for Australia’s energy future. Lachlan Blackhall, head of the Australian National University’s battery storage and grid integration program said the trial, carried out with 40 households on Bruny Island off the coast of Tasmania, was designed… Read more »