Windlab generating significant buzz in renewable energy

Posted on April 11, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Generating ample amounts of wind-generated power needn’t be based on guesswork; that’s the view of renewable energy company Windlab (ASX: WND) which is applying tech-powered selection criteria to establish the most amenable sites for its wind farms. The company’s self-admitted intention is to “Apply science to develop, construct and operate better wind energy projects… Read more »

sonnenFlat solar battery system cuts electricity bill to near-zero

Posted on April 11, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: A Sydney family is using an innovative solar and battery solution to take their quarterly power bill from Energy Australia close to zero. The sonnenFlat system allows the Fenech family to link up with other sonnen battery owners in Australia, creating a virtual power plant for its users. Under the sonnenFlat system, the Fenechs receive a guaranteed annual… Read more »

Turnbull slaps down Abbott for ‘un-Liberal’ push to nationalise Liddell

Posted on April 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Malcolm Turnbull has coldly dismissed a call from Tony Abbott to consider compulsorily acquiring AGL’s ageing Liddell power station, saying the Liberal Party had been formed to stop such interventions, which were essentially the policy solutions of the political left. The unusually frank exchange signalled a new low in relations between the two men… Read more »

South32 to develop solar farm at Cannington mine

Posted on April 10, 2018. Australasian News.

Source:   South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland. The miner has launched a remote off-grid renewable energy project to help it reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the site. A six-hectare, 3MW solar farm will be developed to generate electricity for the mine’s accommodation village and… Read more »

12 Faster, smarter, cheaper: Grid operator hails performance of Tesla big battery

Posted on April 09, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: The Australian Energy Market Operator has hailed the initial performance of the Tesla big battery in South Australia, saying the results of its first four months of operation shows it is faster and smarter than conventional turbines. The 100MW/129MWh Tesla big battery, officially known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, was officially switched on in… Read more »

Genex gets development approval for Kidston Stage 2

Posted on April 06, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Etheridge Shire Council has given development approval to Genex Power Limited for Stage 2 of its Kidston renewable energy project comprising a Pumped Storage Hydro (K2-Hydro) project and the Stage 2 Solar project (K2-Solar). Genex said the approval was for a maximum of 270MW but Genex has the potential to build K2-Solar in stages to match energy… Read more »