Solar Caramello Koala? Cadbury manufacturer installs 525kW PV at Vic plant

Posted on October 26, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: onestepoffthegrid.com.au Some of Australia’s most iconic sweet treats, including the Caramello Koala, the Cadbury Flake and Clinkers, will soon be made using the power of the sun, after global food giant Mondelez International revealed plans to install a 525kW solar system at its Scoresby factory in Victoria. Mondelez, which manufactures some… Read more »

2 Kiwi energy companies powering up from renewables

Posted on October 26, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Tristan Harrison Source: fool.com.au It may, or may not, surprise some readers to know that Australia has some of the highest energy prices in the world. Every stakeholder in the energy world will point fingers about why this situation occurred and how to fix it. However, it’s clear to see that renewable energy isn’t… Read more »

Nordex opens Australian office

Posted on October 25, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Craig Richard Source: windpowermonthly.com Nordex has opened an office in Melbourne, Victoria, “to do justice to the growing demand from the region”. The Victorian government’s aim to boost the state’s share of renewable energy to 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025 was a “decisive factor” in choosing Melbourne, the German manufacturer stated. Nordex is also… Read more »

RES reaches financial close for 68-MW Queensland solar project

Posted on October 25, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: renewablesnow.com RES Australia said today it has reached financial close for the 68-MW Emerald solar park in Queensland. The project has been acquired by Lighthouse Infrastructure through its Lighthouse Solar Fund. Construction of the facility will now start immediately and is expected to be completed in less than 12 months. The… Read more »

Stockland begins “Australia’s largest” property solar roll-out

Posted on October 24, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: onestepoffthegrid.com.au Australian property giant Stockland is set to begin work on the first of 10 major commercial solar arrays it is installing on shopping centres across Australia, a $23.5 million project the company says will collectively generate 17.2 GWh of energy a year. Project number one, a $3.4 million 1.6MW PV… Read more »

DC PRO Engineering to play leading role in Australia’s drive towards greener future with opening of two offices Down Under

Posted on October 24, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: menaherald.com DC PRO Engineering, the UAE-based Engineering Consultancy firm, has expanded its operations and opened two offices in Australia to service the growing demand from businesses and entities across the country for a push towards renewable energy. Renewables are earmarked as a key driver in Australia’s energy future as the country transitions away from… Read more »

Vic locks in 40pc renewable energy target

Posted on October 23, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Georgie Moore Source: theaustralian.com.au An ambitious renewable energy target of 40 per cent by 2025 has been given the green light by Victoria’s parliament. The legislation, which also locks in a 25 per cent target by 2020, passed the state’s upper house on Friday afternoon. The government says its modelling shows the target will… Read more »

Genex lifts storage capacity of 250-MW pumped hydro project

Posted on October 23, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: renewablesnow.com Australia’s Genex Power Ltd (ASX:GNX) said today it has optimised the design of its 250-MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project, increasing its storage capacity to over 2,000 MWh from 1,500 MWh. The company added that it sees a clear path to reaching financial close for the project, located at the… Read more »

Victoria’s $133m lure for utility-scale solar

Posted on October 20, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: ecogeneration.com.au As part of Victoria’s drive to attract more renewable energy resources to the area, the Victorian government has awarded a $133 million contract to UGL, a subsidiary of the engineering and construction brand CIMIC. UGL was bought by CIMIC in 2016 and the company already has a successful portfolio in solar power. UGL… Read more »