Sumitomo buys W Australia solar player Infinite Energy

Posted on January 29, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Japan’s Sumitomo Corp (TYO:8053) today announced the acquisition of Australian solar installer and electricity retailer Infinite Energy Holdings Pty Ltd in a deal that is supporting its expansion into the downstream electric power market. Based in Perth, the acquired company is currently the largest solar business in Western Australia, ranking fourth in the country… Read more »

New Zealand aluminium industry committed to a low carbon future

Posted on January 29, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Majority shareholder Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques got some time with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland this week, which brought together global leaders and concluded on Friday. “We had a very productive meeting with Prime Minister Ardern to discuss how the carbon-free smelting technology we are testing could further strengthen New Zealand’s aluminium… Read more »

Lidar lights up wind opportunities for Tilt in Australia

Posted on January 25, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Lidars are supporting Melbourne-based Tilt Renewables in pursuit of new development sites specifically in complex terrain “We tilt towards Lidar for our monitoring fleet due to the ability to measure wind resource accurately in complex terrain conditions.” – Tilt Renewables Tilt Renewables, a leading developer, owner and manager of renewable energy generation assets in… Read more »

Sunseap Group Acquires Minority Stake in Australian EPC Company Todae Solar

Posted on January 25, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Sunseap Group has acquired a minority stake in Todae Solar, an Australian commercial and industrial engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solar company. According to Sunseap, a Southeast Asia-based renewable energy provider, the partnership is expected to provide growth opportunities for both the companies to deliver larger and more complex projects in Australia. In addition, Sunseap is… Read more »

Clough JV selected as preferred tenderer for civil works at Australian hydropower project

Posted on January 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The Clough Salini Joint Venture (JV) has been selected as the preferred tenderer for about A$4-billion worth of civil works packages for the Snowy 2.0 project – a multiyear pumped-hydro expansion project, in New South Wales, Australia. Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts and has a 35% shareholding in the… Read more »

Construction begins on 336MW Dundonnell wind farm – one of biggest in Victoria

Posted on January 21, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: A 336MW Victoria wind farm inspired by local landowners, and then selected by the state government’s renewable energy auction scheme, has begun construction. The Dundonnell wind farm, north-east of Mortlake, will be one of the biggest in Victoria, and was one of three wind and three solar farms that won a contract with the… Read more »

New Plymouth company plans wave energy trials off Taranaki coast

Posted on January 18, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The Azura wave device designed to capture wave energy to generate electricity off Hawaii. A New Plymouth company that built equipment to generate electricity from wave energy for offshore customers now plans to trial sites in New Zealand, including off the Taranaki coastline. EHL Group (Energy Hydraulics Limited) successfully developed wave energy technology to compete internationally. The company’s Azura wave energy… Read more »

Octopus and Edify Energy close finance on 333MW project

Posted on January 15, 2019. Australasian News.

Source:   UK firm Octopus Investments and Edify Energy have closed finance on a 333MW project in Australia.It is the British company’s first major Australian deal since it entered the market in March 2018.The Darlington Point Solar Farm, which has a 150MW power purchase agreement (PPA) in place, is expected to start operation in 2020.A total of… Read more »

Genex brings in EnergyAustralia for solar-pumped hydro storage project

Posted on January 11, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Genex Power says it has signed a deal EnergyAustralia that delivers exclusive rights to the big utility to negotiate an off take agreement for its unique solar plus pumped hydro storage project, including an option to buy a half share in the storage component. The announcement on Thursday stops short of an agreed off-take… Read more »

Sunny success for solar farm’s grid connection in Australia

Posted on January 07, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: The 25-hectare facility in Northam is expected to implement battery storage solutions in the future A 10MW solar power plant in Queensland, Australia, has been successfully connected to the grid. The 25-hectare facility in Northam was developed by EMC Lendlease, the joint venture between Carnegie subsidiary Energy Made Clean and an engineering, procurement and construction provider… Read more »