New Victorian wind farm will power 30K homes

Posted on July 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: A new 15-turbine Victorian wind farm project is pushing ahead despite having not yet secured a power purchase agreement. Wind farm company Tilt Renewables confirmed on Friday it will build the 54 megawatt wind farm at Salt Creek, which is expected to be completed in the next 12 months. The company informed the… Read more »

Stellata wins approval for 120MW solar farm, largest in W.A.

Posted on June 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson  Source: Perth-based Stellata Energy has won approval for a 120MW solar plant near Merredin, in Western Australia’s wheatbelt, adding to the growing queue of large scale renewable projects lining up for construction after a near four-year investment drought. Stellata has teamed up with UK investment manager Ingenious investment to build the Merredin solar farm, which… Read more »

Vestas secures service contract for 557MW wind portfolio in Australia

Posted on June 30, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a long-term service contract from Infigen for its wind portfolio of 557MW in Australia. This is a fleet-wide long-term service agreement for turbines from Vestas and Suzlon. Under the contract, Vestas will provide long term service to all of Infigen’s Vestas wind turbines comprising 368MW and all… Read more »

RayGen gets grant for 0.5-MW commercial CSPV in Victoria

Posted on June 29, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: The Victorian state government in Australia is providing AUD 1 million (USD 756,000/EUR 673,000) in funding for a 0.5-MW commercial concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSPV) plant of Australian solar technology company RayGen Resources Pty Ltd. The government said on Tuesday the project, to be located in Newbridge, will support local jobs… Read more »

Hydro Tasmania to buy power from proposed 112MW Granville Harbour wind farm

Posted on June 29, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: State-owned electric utility Hydro Tasmania has agreed in principle to buy power generated from the proposed 112MW Granville Harbour Wind Farm to be built in the Australian state of Tasmania. The wind farm is being developed by Westcoast Wind at a cost of A$280m ($213m). As per the agreement, Hydro Tasmania would purchase… Read more »

Clean Energy Finance Corporation makes its first foray into mining

Posted on June 28, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Matt Chambers Source:   The Federal Government’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation has made its first mining investment, buying $US15 million of bonds to help fund the $234 million first stage of the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project being built by Perth’s Pilbara Minerals. The investment targets what is effectively the missing component in an economically… Read more »

New Zealand renews energy efficiency strategy

Posted on June 28, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins on Tuesday released the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy 2017-2022. The Strategy, “Unlocking our energy productivity and renewable potential,” is a companion to the New Zealand Energy Strategy 2011-2021. It sets the direction for the government and specific actions for the promotion of… Read more »

Victoria agribusiness to build 196MW wind farm with 20MW storage

Posted on June 27, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: Agri-business company Nectar Farms has announced a $565 million expansion of its new hydroponics business near Stawell in the Victoria’s western districts, that will include a 196MW wind farm and 20MW of battery storage. The project is being backed by the state government. In what is quite a unique project in… Read more »

Maoneng wins consent for 200-MW solar park in Australia’s NSW

Posted on June 27, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: Maoneng Group, an Australian Chinese company, has secured development consent for a 200-MW solar power plant in the Australian state of New South Wales. The Sunraysia solar farm will be located near Balranald in southern New South Wales on around 1,000 hectares (2,471 acres) of private freehold land. The project… Read more »

Battery storage “gigafactory” planned for Darwin for 2018

Posted on June 26, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Giles Parkinson Source: Australia’s first battery storage “gigafactory” is likely to be built in Darwin, with a new consortium planing to establish a large-scale lithium-ion manufacturing plant by the end of 2018. Energy Renaissance, a company backed by engineering group UGL (now owned by CIMIC) says the first phase of the $100 million plant… Read more »