Construction Begins on New Utility-Scale Solar Plant in Australia

Posted on January 07, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Construction has started on the Finley Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia, a 175-MW utility-scale renewable energy project expected to be built by July of this year. Australian utility-scale solar farm developer ESCO Pacific tapped Signal Energy Australia to build the facility. Located on 951 acres of agricultural land near the township of… Read more »

Vestas expands footprint in Western Australia with EPC order and passes 1 GW of orders in Australia in 2018

Posted on January 03, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: Vestas’ orders in Australia in 2018 have passed 1 GW today after the signing of a 184 MW engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Warradarge Wind Farm. The 1 GW of orders is Vestas’ highest in one year since installing the country’s first commercial-sized wind farm 25 years ago. The project announced today… Read more »

NSW largest solar farm gets government’s green light

Posted on January 03, 2019. Australasian News.

Source: A solar farm which will be the largest in NSW and be big enough power a city of almost a million people is a step closer to reality after getting the green light from planning authorities. The state government on Friday approved the $1 billion project at Yarrabee Park, 23 kilometres from Narrandera in the… Read more »

Senvion converts 86 MW of Australian wind farm into firm order

Posted on December 21, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Senvion has secured the Notice to Proceed with the construction of Stage 2, adding 86 MW to Nexif Energy’s Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia. Construction of Stage 1 is well underway and will feature 35 Senvion wind turbines. Stage 2 will see an additional 24 wind turbines installed and… Read more »

Australia’s Snowy Hydro approves $2.9 billion power expansion project

Posted on December 21, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The board of Australian state-owned power generator Snowy Hydro on Wednesday approved a roughly A$4 billion ($2.9 billion) expansion project, though it still needs approval from the federal government. The expansion will shore up Australia’s power supply as aging coal-fired plants are shut. The plan was pushed last year by then-prime… Read more »

First Australian university to sign 100% renewable electricity contract

Posted on December 17, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The move was in response to feedback from students, staff and stakeholders who want to see the University do its bit to tackle climate change through increased investment in renewable energy. The University of Newcastle is the first university in Australia to sign up to Red Energy’s new 100% renewable product. Its contract commences… Read more »

New South Wales approves 492MW of solar and 100MWh of battery storage

Posted on December 17, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The New South Wales Department of Planning & Environment has approved three separate solar projects amounting to 492MW capacity, including one project with 100MWh of battery storage. Wagga Wagga It has approved the construction of a new 47MW solar farm in Gregadoo, Wagga Wagga, providing more than 150 construction jobs over the coming year…. Read more »

BayWa feeding power from 112-MW Aussie PV park

Posted on December 13, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Germany-based BayWa re GmbH said on Monday that its 112-MW Karadoc solar park in the Australian state of Victoria is now fully operational and is feeding all of its electricity to the grid. Located near the city of Mildura, the plant consists of 330,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels mounted on solar tracking systems. Its output… Read more »

Fremantle residents to trade solar energy using blockchain

Posted on December 13, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Around 40 residential properties across the port city of Fremantle, Western Australia, will be able to trade solar power using a blockchain-enabled platform. The trial is even open for residents who do not have solar PV on their rooftops. A trial in solar energy trading enabled by blockchain has officially kicked off in the… Read more »

Opal Aged Care rolls out 3.5 MW of rooftop solar

Posted on December 06, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The Australia aged care specialist has embarked on an energy efficiency program, which will see over 10,600 solar panels and more than 28,000 LED lights installed at 54 of its properties. Opal Aged Care has launched an energy efficiency program with the goal to cut onsite grid electricity use by about 42% and reduce… Read more »