Queensland could host Australia’s largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Posted on January 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: reneweconomy.com.au Amid the raft of solar farms being proposed for development in Queensland, plans for what would easily be the Sunshine State’s largest wind farm, and potentially the largest in Australia, have made their way to the state government planning department. Australian renewable energy company Lacour said this week it had… Read more »

Carnegie progresses Northam Solar Farm

Posted on January 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: finance.nine.com.au Carnegie Clean Energy has progressed on WA’s first merchant utility solar project, the 10MW Northam Solar Farm. Carnegie has completed and executed the detailed transaction documentation for the partnership agreement with co-equity investors Indigenous Business Australia and Perth Noongar Foundation. The design and construct contract with the Energy Made Clean/Lendlease JV has also… Read more »

Hydro-redispatch, energy trading trial for New Zealand’s 2MWh Tesla Powerpack

Posted on January 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: energy-storage.news New Zealand’s small handful of advanced energy storage systems will be added to with the NZ$2 million (US$1.45 million) trial deployment of a grid-scale Tesla Powerpack 2 by energy generator and retailer Mercury. Mercury made announcements about the project to the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges on which the… Read more »

Monash University to develop 4 MW PV microgrid

Posted on January 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Mark Hutchins Source: pv-magazine-australia.com Monash University has announced plans to develop a PV powered microgrid at its Clayton Campus in Melbourne. The microgrid will meet the energy demands of the campus, provide ancillary services to Victoria’s grid, and provide an example for further research and industry engagement with renewable-centered energy systems. As part of… Read more »

Pilbara community shows way with pilot projects

Posted on January 17, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Alicia Perera Source: thewest.com.au An Aboriginal community near Roebourne has been funded as a pilot site for advanced off-grid technology that could supply solar power and clean water in indigenous communities across remote WA. Mingullatharndo Aboriginal community was last month awarded $545,700 from the Federal Building Better Regions fund towards constructing its own solar… Read more »

Northern Territory poised to host up to 45 MW battery storage

Posted on January 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Marija Djordjevic Source: pv-magazine-australia.com As part of an ambitious plan to replace its gas power fleet with large-scale battery storage, the Northern Territory government has invited expressions of interest for a 25 to 45 MW energy storage system intended to support the grid in Darwin and Katherine. Northern Territory is in the box seat… Read more »

Alinta Plans Rapid Expansion Into Renewable Energy

Posted on January 16, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Cole Latimer Source: smh.com.au Alinta Energy wants at least one in five of its customers powered entirely by renewable energy by 2020. The company says it plans to bring a gigawatt of new renewable energy online following its acquisition of Victoria’s Loy Yang B brown coal-fired power station late last year. It finalised the… Read more »

Surging Power Bills Spark Rush for Household Solar in Australia

Posted on January 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Perry Williams Source: bloomberg.com Australia, one of the world’s biggest users of rooftop solar panels, likely added the most new capacity on record last year as electricity users sought to ease escalating power bills. A preliminary estimate by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator of 1.05 gigawatts installed last year would be a record for the country, the government… Read more »

UNSW will be the first university to be completely solar powered

Posted on January 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Nathan Jolly Source: thebrag.com The University of NSW will become the first major educational institute in Australia to become completely solar-powered. Like your calculator watch! A new 15-year-deal with solar energy company Maoneng Australia and Origin, will see the university’s energy completely provided from Sunraysia — a solar farm currently under construction which is set to… Read more »