Australia backs hydrogen project to store renewable energy

Posted on October 23, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The Australian government said on Monday it would provide half the funding for the country’s biggest trial to produce hydrogen using solar and wind energy, which could then be used as a back-up for gas supplies. The A$15 million ($11 million) project is being run by gas pipeline company Jemena, which plans to… Read more »

Neoen to present trimmed 275-MW renewable project to S Australia commission

Posted on October 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: French renewables developer Neoen is on Wednesday and Thursday presenting its Crystal Brook Energy Park project, which combines wind, solar and storage, at the South Australian Planning Commission, to the State Commission Assessment Panel. The project includes up to 125 MW of wind capacity, up to 150 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, up… Read more »

New Zealand is Switching on to Solar

Posted on October 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A charity events space committed to producing 105% of its energy needs is already beating this by more than 50%, thanks to solar and battery solution from energy company Vector. Just one week into a year-long assessment period for the Living Building Challenge, the Sustainable Coastlines Flagship Education Centre is already generating 164% of… Read more »

Risen Energy agrees purchase of 100-MW Aussie solar project

Posted on October 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Risen Energy Australia has agreed to buy a 100-MW solar project in Western Australia amid plans to build an over-2-GW portfolio of renewable energy projects. The company, part of Chinese solar module producer Risen Energy Co Ltd (SHE:300118), announced the share purchase agreement for the Merredin photovoltaic (PV) project on Wednesday. “Risen Energy… Read more »

Landmark renewable energy deal to slash emissions

Posted on October 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Major agreement will see 18 NSW councils secure more than a third of their retail energy from a renewable energy generator. The deal, touted as the first in the state, will see Moree Solar Farm provide 440,000 MWh of energy over the next 12 years to 18 councils. The remaining energy will be provided… Read more »

W Australia asks Carnegie to prep finance plan for Albany project

Posted on October 11, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Western Australia today pledged to protect its investment in a wave energy demonstration project off Albany after the federal government made changes to the research and development (R&D) tax incentive. The government of Western Australia said in a statement that it has agreed to make the previously negotiated revised first milestone payment of AUD… Read more »

Pilbara wind and solar plans jump to 11GW as Macquarie provides capital

Posted on October 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Plans for a huge wind solar hybrid project in the Pilbara region in north-western Australia have jumped from 9GW to 11GW, with Macquarie Group jumping on board to provide development capital. The Asia Renewable Energy Hub has ambitious plans to build a mega project in the north-west to underpin a local manufacturing base and… Read more »

Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm

Posted on October 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Chinese Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng is to begin construction of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald after reaching financial close for one of the biggest solar projects in the country. The Sunraysia solar farm might have been the biggest solar project to begin construction in Australia in 2018, where it not for Innogy’s… Read more »

Australian real estate giant Vicinity to use blockchain for new energy economy

Posted on October 05, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: To meet the growing demand for clean and green energy, Australian real estate firm Vicinity has announced it will trial a blockchain solution in partnership with Australian energy technology company, Power Ledger for its energy network. This was revealed by the company in a press release on Tuesday. According to the report, the trial will begin at Castle… Read more »