SA power crisis: Renewable energy production in SA at 50 per cent, eight years ahead of schedule

Posted on April 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Daniel Wills, State Political Editor, The Advertiser Source: GREEN energy production in South Australia has reached record levels, with the state poised to meet its 50 per cent renewable energy target almost eight years ahead of schedule. Latest figures obtained from sources including the Australian Energy Market Operator indicate SA has derived 53 per cent… Read more »

‘Energy-on-Demand’ offers solution to global energy crisis

Posted on April 10, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Australian company Infratech Industries, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle has launched a world-first ‘Energy-on-Demand’ system that overcomes the predictability and environmental issues that currently plague existing renewable energy and storage solutions. The InfratechCLES (Chemical Looping Energy on Demand System) is a game-changing technology that will put the production, distribution and management… Read more »

Australia’s first Green Star-rated factory opens in Victoria

Posted on April 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Stephanie Stefanovic Source: Kingspan Insulation has announced the opening of its insulation manufacturing facility at Somerton in Melbourne. The $40 million factory is the first Green Star-rated manufacturing facility in Australia, aiming to support production entirely through renewable energy. With the opening of the Melbourne plant, Kingspan will not only be able to supply… Read more »

Canadian Solar appoints Entura as Owner’s Engineer for two solar farms in Queensland

Posted on April 07, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has been appointed by Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar companies, as Owner’s Engineer for two solar farms in Queensland. The two solar power projects, located in Longreach and Oakey, Queensland, are 17 MWdc and 30 MWdc each in size. Both projects have been… Read more »

Renewable tech in renaissance

Posted on April 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Denham Sadler Source: Australia’s renewable energy technologies sector is enjoying a renaissance as demand for innovation reaches new heights, according to Queensland smart storage outfit Redback Technologies’ founder Philip Livingston. It comes as the Brisbane-based firm has secured a further $1.96 million in funding from the Queensland government for a new technical team and… Read more »

Alfred Harris: Farm within biological and ecological constraints

Posted on April 05, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: OPINION: Smart Farming is the current fashion in agriculture. It is referred to as the Third Green Revolution. Many of our environmental problems result from the First Green Revolution. Maybe it is wise to exercise a little caution about this new revolution and the claims of its agribusiness advocates? Information and communication technology… Read more »

Australian big solar PPAs heading to $75/MWh, says ARENA

Posted on April 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: The cost of developing large-scale solar farms in Australia will fall to as low as $70-75/MWh for projects starting construction in 2018, the chief financial officer of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency says. Speaking at the Large-Scale Solar Conference hosted by RenewEconomy and Informa in Sydney on Monday, Ian Kay said… Read more »

Infigen to start construction of 113MW wind farm in Australia

Posted on April 04, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Infigen Energy has reached financial close to begin the construction of the 113.2MW Bodangora wind farm near Wellington in New South Wales, Australia. Before reaching the financial close, Infigen purchased 50% stake in the project to attain full onwership of the wind farm. Infigen will also operate the wind farm once the construction… Read more »

Aussies expertise crucial in carbon capture for giant Chinese project

Posted on April 03, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Rowan Callick Source: Australian experts on carbon capture and storage are playing a major role in the development of China’s first giant CCS project, launched last week in Shaanxi province. But this emerging technology, which slashes industrial climate change gas emissions — with 16 plants already operating worldwide, 22 by the end of… Read more »