Innogy begins construction of Australia’s biggest solar plant

Posted on October 05, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: German renewable energy giant Innogy says it has made a final investment decision on the 349MW Limondale solar farm in New South Wales, and will begin construction of what will be Australia’s biggest solar farm in October. Innogy is majority owned by RWE, one of Europe biggest utilities and carries its push into renewable… Read more »

New Queensland abattoir to be powered by solar and hydrogen storage

Posted on October 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A new high-tech abattoir is to be built in Gladstone, Queensland, has joined the industrial shift to renewable energy, announcing plans for the plant to be partly powered by a 78MW solar farm, with a 33MW solar-powered hydrogen facility to service its boiler. Asia Pacific Agri-Corp says it plans to spend $308 million on… Read more »


Posted on October 02, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Commercial-scale solar is a renewable energy option the country should be making more of, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority says. New Zealand has about 80 MW of solar, up 17 MW in the past year, according to Electricity Authority data. But only about 16 percent of that is at commercial and industrial… Read more »

Canberra virtual power plant wins national award for solar battery project

Posted on September 27, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A Canberra virtual power plant (VPP) has been recognised by Engineers Australia for its solar battery project. ACT’s Reposit Power received the accolade for its technology, which makes the electricity system cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. Reposit Power won the Sir William Hudson Award. This is the highest honour awarded for a project in the Australian Engineering… Read more »

Origin to build 5MW virtual power plant in Victoria, from rooftop solar and storage

Posted on September 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Origin Energy has revealed plans to establish what it says will be Victoria’s largest virtual power plant – a $20 million cloud-based platform that will tap around 5MW of the battery-stored solar power of up to 650 customers during periods of peak power demand. The $20 million project has the backing of the state… Read more »

GIP launches renewable energy developer, acquires 4.7 GW of SunPower assets

Posted on September 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Clearway Energy Group has been formed from NRG’s renewable energy businesses and SunPower’s project pipeline. The move echoes GIP’s acquisition of Equis Energy, which now renamed Vena Energy is developing a GW-scale pipeline in Australia. One of the world’s largest renewable energy developers and asset owners is a company that you’ve never heard of…. Read more »

SA unveils details of $100 million battery scheme, sonnen sets up production plant in Adelaide

Posted on September 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The South Australian government has stated it will launch its Home Battery Scheme in October, which will offer South Australians subsidies of up to $6,000. In the wake of the government’s announcement, the German storage provider has revealed plans to manufacture up to 50,000 battery storage units at the former Holden site in Elizabeth,… Read more »

Landlords turning assets green and sustainable

Posted on September 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Owners of large-scale offices, warehouses and shopping centres are doing their bit for the long-time sustainability of the environment by targeting zero emissions and installing solar power. What was once a tick-the-box exercise, being a good green landlord is now a priority to make the property attractive for tenants and prospective buyers. Having a… Read more »

Can WA corner the market during the world’s renewable hydrogen revolution?

Posted on September 04, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: WA could be at the centre of a global boom in hydrogen fuel, which is taking off in Japan and Korea as a source of renewable energy. Premier Mark McGowan said the state government would establish a council to drive opportunities for the renewable hydrogen industry. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan with Australia’s Chief… Read more »