Solar power boom in Queensland helps slash bills, battery owners say

Posted on April 13, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Nance Haxton Source: Queensland is leading the way in solar power and battery storage as the number of Australian homes adopting the technology has seen a dramatic increase in the past two years. One-and-a-half million solar-powered homes in Australia now generate around half of their own electricity needs as the price of household systems… Read more »

ERM Power signs offtake agreements for 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia

Posted on April 12, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: ERM Power has signed two Large-scale Generation Certificate (LGC) offtake agreements with Nexif Energy to support the construction of the 212MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. ERM Power Managing Director & CEO Jon Stretch said it was gratifying to support a project which had been a long time in development and… Read more »

Origin Energy secures more SA solar power

Posted on April 12, 2017. Australasian News.

Author: Prashant Mehra Source: Origin Energy has formalised an offtake agreement with the Bungala solar plant in South Australia as it looks to boost capacity in the blackout-hit state. The energy producer and retailer in February signed a conditional power purchase agreement with Reach Solar to buy electricity from the project. It has now… Read more »

Neoen chooses the Qantum O&M platform for 315 MW Australian wind farm

Posted on April 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Neoen, a leading renewable project developer and owner, has chosen QOS Energy’s innovative O&M management platform to monitor the performance of the 315 MW Hornsdale wind project, which will be amongst the largest wind farms operating in Australia once fully commissioned. The project, consisting of 96 Siemens 3.2MW wind turbines, is being built… Read more »

Australian Green Bank to finance grid-scale energy storage

Posted on April 11, 2017. Australasian News.

Source: Australian green bank Clean Energy Finance Corp. (CEFC) has announced that it is working with the South Australian government to support Australia’s largest grid-scale energy storage project. CEFC will help develop a financing package to aid the development of the project. The South Australian government is supporting the construction of the country’s largest… Read more »

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 »