AGL trials Australia’s largest solar energy trading platform in Victoria

Posted on November 30, 2018. Australasian News.

Source:   Australia’s largest power producer, AGL, is using its own solar energy trading platform to help customers save on electricity bills. AGL customers with solar power can earn solar tokens to trade energy with others in the community. Solar system owners then have more control over energy use, while those without solar installations can also enjoy solar… Read more »

MPower secures EPC job on 5-MW solar project in S Australia

Posted on November 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: MPower, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian power sector investor Tag Pacific Ltd (ASX:TAG), has executed a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a 5-MW solar project in South Australia. The value of the contract exceeds AUD 8 million (USD 5.8m/EUR 5.1m) and the project it concerns is expected to be finalised this fiscal year, Tag… Read more »

Tesla deploys another big 50 MWh Powerpack project in Australia

Posted on November 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Riding on the success of its first giant battery project in South Australia, Tesla is getting a lot of demand for more energy storage projects in the country. The company has now deployed another big 50 MWh Powerpack project in Australia.Tesla’s 100MW/129MWh Powerpack project in South Australia came online last December. It proved to… Read more »

NSW to upgrade grid for more renewables

Posted on November 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The New South Wales government is set to accelerate $2.5 billion worth of transmission projects in order to address grid bottlenecks and unlock low-cost, low-emission generation in new areas of the state. As part of its grid transformation plan, NSW will boost connections with its neighboring states and bring forward the Snowy Hydro scheme…. Read more »

Northern Territory unveils first grid-scale battery in “solar capital” Alice Springs

Posted on November 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The Northern Territory has unveiled its first grid-scale battery storage facility, with a 5MW/2.5MWh system unveiled in Alice Springs to improve the integration of solar, and provide support for the new and existing gas generators. The battery – built by New Zealand’s Vector, using LG technology – is the latest big battery to be… Read more »

FRV signs Power Purchase Agreement for its sixth solar project in Australia

Posted on November 08, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: FRV has reached an agreement with Snowy Hydro, one of the main electricity generation and retailing companies in Australia. Goonumbla Solar Farm will produce enough clean energy to supply more than 45,000 homes and avoid the emission of 140,000 tons of CO2 per year. The construction of the solar farm will begin in April… Read more »

Bungala Solar Farm goes fully online as Australia’s biggest solar project to date

Posted on November 07, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: After being commissioned in stages, the Bungala Solar Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia is now fully operational. At 220 MW/275 MWdc, Bungala is Australia’s largest solar farm completed to date. The second phase of the Bungala Solar Project – a 110 MW solar power plant – started feeding electricity into the… Read more »

Coca-Cola launches 3.5-MW solar rollout in Australia

Posted on October 29, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Coca-Cola Amatil (ASX:CCL), the Asia-Pacific unit of US giant The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:CO), is set to install 3.5 MW of rooftop solar panels across three of its bottling sites in Australia. The project is part of the company’s environmental strategy that aims to help it cover at least 60% of its energy demand with… Read more »

Adani Goes Green in Coal Country for First Australian Project

Posted on October 29, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Adani Enterprises Ltd., best known in Australia for its stalled Carmichael coal project, is nearing completion of a solar power farm in the Bowen Basin in Queensland, a region closely associated with coal mining. Commissioning of the first phase of the Rugby Run solar project will begin in December and power will be… Read more »

Canadian Solar Partners with Biosar to Build a 256 MWp of Solar Project for Total Eren in Australia

Posted on October 26, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies and Biosar Australia, a leading solar EPC provider, today announced they will jointly provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) services to a 256 MWp solar power project in Australia for Total Eren, a leading French Independent Power Producer (IPP)…. Read more »