SolarReserve and Barngarla Partner to Protect and Preserve Aboriginal Heritage

Posted on November 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: businesswire.com SolarReserve has taken the next step in the development of the Aurora Solar Energy Project, north of Port Augusta, by signing a Heritage Agreement with the native title holders represented by the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation. The agreement establishes a long-term relationship as part of the development, construction and operation of the Aurora Solar Energy… Read more »

Global firms act in “pioneering” solar project financing

Posted on November 02, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: australasianlawyer.com.au Three firms have acted on a “pioneering” solar project financing in Queensland. Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) advised National Australia Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation on the project financing of Emerald Solar Park. The project is developed by RES Australia, which was advised by Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF). King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) acted for Lighthouse Infrastructure… Read more »

Samoan Projects Aimed at Increasing Renewable Energy Use and Adapting to Climate Change

Posted on November 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Dan McCue Source: renewableenergymagazine.com The Government of Samoa and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have launched a multi-million dollar project (dubbed “IMPRESS” – “Improving the Performance and Reliability of Renewable Energy Power System in Samoa”) to enhance sustainable and cost-effective energy production in the Small Island Developing State. In its nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement,… Read more »

Largest solar farm in Oz gets green tick for region

Posted on November 01, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: thechronicle.com.au A 5400 HECTARE solar farm near Millmerran, billed as the largest solar farm in Australia, has been given a green tick from the Federal Government. The Bulli Creek Solar Farm, proposed for either side of the Gore Highway, 35km due west of Millmerran, received approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act… Read more »

Whyalla steel city goes green with 1GW of solar and storage

Posted on October 31, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: reneweconomy.com.au UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta has made good on his commitment to transform his newly acquired Australian steel business into a renewable energy powerhouses, announcing massive investments in solar and storage that will knock 40 per cent off his electricity costs. Gupta said on Tuesday that he would build 1 gigawatt… Read more »

Australia’s Redflow targets 3GWh annual flow battery production at new Thai factory

Posted on October 31, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: energy-storage.news Australian redox flow energy storage maker Redflow says a Thai factory set to start producing its batteries could be producing 3GWh annually when it becomes fully operational. Redflow, which has made a name for itself by designing zinc-bromine flow batteries made with abundant and easily recyclable plastic parts, is in… Read more »

Meridian Energy partners with Kiwi Property for solar project

Posted on October 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: voxy.co.nz Meridian and Kiwi Property have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a view to installing the country’s largest combined commercial solar installation across at least four major shopping malls throughout New Zealand. Meridian Chief Executive, Mark Binns, says Meridian’s solar programme with Kiwi Property will encourage the development of further commercial solar projects,… Read more »

Solar farm gives Rottnest renewable energy boost

Posted on October 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Kent Acott Source: thewest.com.au A new solar farm on Rottnest has dramatically reduced the island’s dependency on diesel fuel, saving about $600 a day. The $7.3 million farm, which can produce about 600KW of solar energy, was built by the Rottnest Island Authority and Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s biggest producer of renewable energy. It means… Read more »

Foresight Solar eyes GBP 75m to pay debt, fund expansion

Posted on October 27, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Veselina Petrova Source: renewablesnow.com Foresight Solar Fund Ltd (LON:FSFL) on Wednesday unveiled a share placement seeking to raise GBP 75 million (USD 99.4m/EUR 84.2m) gross to pay debt related to acquisitions in Australia and to fund new investments. Earlier this month, the company acquired a 48.5% stake in the 110-MWp Bannerton Solar Farm project… Read more »

Queensland still top state for small-scale solar installations

Posted on October 27, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: energymatters.com.au Queensland continues to lead the way in small-scale solar installations, according to the Clean Energy Regulator’s latest figures. The CER provides a monthly snapshot of the small-scale renewable energy system installations under the Renewable Energy Target’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme. There were 6,927 small-scale systems installed nationally in September, with a total generation capacity of… Read more »