Port Augusta secures solar thermal plant

Posted on August 15, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Amy Green Source: transcontinental.com.au After an anxious five year wait, Port Augusta locals can finally celebrate the much anticipated announcement for a solar thermal plant to be built 30 kilometres south of Port Augusta. Following an open tender process, SolarReserve has been awarded the contract to supply all of the governments power needs in a… Read more »

A greener grid for East Asia

Posted on August 15, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sung-Young Kim Source: eco-business.com Once enamoured with nuclear power, East Asian countries like South Korea and Taiwan are now moving swiftly towards renewables. Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the 10 reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that… Read more »

ARENA, AEMO to test wind farm for power system stability in Australia

Posted on August 14, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: energyinfrastructure.cleantechnology-business-review.com The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and South Australia’s Hornsdale Stage 2 Wind Farm have partnered to test whether or not a wind farm can provide important power system stability services. HWF2 has been developed by French renewable energy company Neoen in conjunction with international infrastructure investor,… Read more »

South Australia to get first solar-methane plant

Posted on August 14, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Marija Djordjevic Source: pv-magazine.com Seeking to hedge against instability in electricity supply and utility price hikes, South Australia is relentlessly increasing its renewable electricity generation capacity, tapping into its abundant sustainable energy potential. This time, the state is set to host a combined solar and methane power plant, believed to be an Australian first…. Read more »

Electric cars and clean energy, the big steps we need to take to reach a carbon-free NZ

Posted on August 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Author:  Jacques-Pierre Dumas Source: futurefive.co.nz The Productivity Commission has published an issues paper for its inquiry into New Zealand’s transition to a low emissions economy. The Commission is an independent Crown entity, it was established in April 2011 and completes in-depth inquiry reports on topics selected by the government, carries out productivity-related research, and promotes… Read more »

Edify signs PPA with Origin for 150MW Queensland solar farm

Posted on August 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tom Kenning Source: pv-tech.org Australian renewable energy firm Edify Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the utility Origin for a 150MW solar farm in Queensland. The Daydream Solar Farm will be located on a 433-hectare site north of Collinsville in northern Queensland using single-axis trackers. It will generate approximately 380,000MWh of… Read more »

Aussie developer Windlab seeks USD 40m in IPO

Posted on August 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tsvetomira Tsanova Source: renewablesnow.com Australian wind projects developer Windlab Ltd is seeking AUD 50 million (USD 39.5m/EUR 33.5m) gross from an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). The company is selling 25 million shares, 50% of which will be newly issued and 50% are existing shares held by Windlab SaleCo…. Read more »

Hydropower investment positions Tasmania as battery of the nation

Posted on August 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: reneweconomy.com.au Engineering work is underway to help make Tasmania the Battery of the Nation. The Tasmanian Energy Minister, The Hon. Matthew Groom MP, and Hydro Tasmania CEO, Steve Davy, today inspected progress on the Cluny Power Station Upgrade and Refurbishment. Mr Groom and Mr Davy inspected a turbine runner that’s being upgraded from four… Read more »

Mitsui to invest ‘aggressively’ in renewables, battery storage

Posted on August 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Matt Chambers Source: theaustralian.com.au Japanese trading giant Mitsui, whose investment helped spur Australia’s iron ore, coal and LNG export industries, says renewables and battery storage are now its chief focus for growth investment in Australia. The company says it will take an “aggressive” stance on investing in new growth areas and wants to take… Read more »

NZ firm uses storage and wind power for energy solution

Posted on August 09, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sam Varghese Source: itwire.com New Zealand company Vector Energy Solutions is set to integrate a Tesla Powerpack with wind generation to meet the energy needs of salt manufacturer Dominion Salt located at the top of the South Island. Vector will combine energy storage with Dominion’s 660KW turbine at its Lake Grassmere works. Once integration… Read more »