Belectric to soon start building 460MW of solar in Australia

Posted on July 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.pv-tech.org German firm Belectric will imminently start construction on 460MW of solar in Australia. At the beginning of this year, German-based energy company innogy SE announced that Belectric, via its subsidiary Belectric Australia would take control of the EPC and O&M for the two projects in New South Wales, which have a combined capacity of more than… Read more »

Aalborg CSP among the Australian Clean Energy Council Award finalists

Posted on July 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com Danish renewable energy specialist, Aalborg CSP A/S, is among the top four finalists competing for the prestigious Clean Energy Council’s Innovation Award 2018, having been shortlisted for the development of Australia’s first concentrated solar power (CSP) facility that supports desert-farming operations. The Clean Energy Council Awards recognise excellence in the renewable energy sector in the… Read more »

Putting the Northern Territory on Australia’s energy map

Posted on July 13, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au The Clean Energy Council’s recent Clean Energy Australia Report 2018 claims to provide a comprehensive overview of the Australian clean energy sector and the latest key figures and statistics on the national energy market. Turn the page, to the map of Australia and you find the Northern Territory is missing. While the NT accounts… Read more »

Monash University plans to buy green energy from Victoria wind farm

Posted on July 13, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: http://cmferesearch.com As a part of its zero-emission goal, Monash University has recently inked a purchase agreement with a Victorian wind farm near Horsham in western Victoria. Reportedly, the Monash University is already well down on the path of 100% renewables and has already installed solar power projects across its campuses that power an average of… Read more »

New Zealand’s changing energy landscape to include solar micro grids

Posted on July 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz New Zealand’s renewable energy is at a tipping point and solar power is becoming more accessible and affordable. In an effort to reduce their monthly power bill, a Nelson contracting company recently had 140 solar panels installed on the roofs of their workshops through Nelson-based company Current Generation. Taylors Contracting Company CEO Charlie… Read more »

Australia leads charge in global residential battery storage systems

Posted on July 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.energylivenews.com The nation’s Chief Scientist said this happened “on the back of high penetration of household solar rooftop panels” Last year Australia led the world in the installation of residential battery storage systems in terms of power capacity. That’s according to a paper released by the nation’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, who said this happened “on… Read more »

Tesla opens first New Zealand Store and Service Centre

Posted on July 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au AUCKLAND, Thursday, June 28 2018 – As part of the global expansion of Stores and Service Centres across the globe, Tesla will officially launch its first New Zealand Store and Service Centre in Auckland tonight with an event for their owners to celebrate, prior to opening the doors to the public tomorrow. The store will host three vehicles, made up of two… Read more »

“Privately funded” 200 MW Solar River PV project gets development approval

Posted on July 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com A hugely-ambitious plan to develop a 200 MW PV array and 120 MWh battery system in South Australia has received development approval. The project developer, which is hosted by the University of Adelaide’s ThincLab accelerator, reports that the $450 million project is privately financed with a 60/40 merchant/PPA structure – a significant milestone… Read more »

MPower to emerge as renewables leader in transformation deal

Posted on July 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://www.pv-magazine-australia.com Energy Made Clean to be acquired from Carnegie Clean Energy to create a regional leader. Acquisition to deliver scale and geographic expansion. 100% scrip acquisition. 11,000+ Carnegie shareholders to hold 32% of the combined group. Tag Pacific to be renamed MPower Tag Pacific Limited is pleased to announce that it has signed an Implementation… Read more »

2 Tesla batteries arrive for world’s first wind-solar-battery project

Posted on July 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: https://reneweconomy.com.au The first Tesla Powerpack batteries have arrived on site in north Queensland, ready to be installed at what will be the world’s first grid-connected project combining large scale wind, solar and battery storage. The first stage of the Kennedy Energy Hub will comprise 43.5MW of wind, 15MW of solar and 4MWh of the Tesla Powerpack… Read more »