Multi-million dollar solar farm construction to begin

Posted on January 23, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Carolyn Booth Source: CONSTRUCTION is set to start on a multi-million dollar solar farm near Childers, with the project expected to be up and running within nine months. Australian developer of utility scale solar projects, Esco Pacific, has also announced the construction phase of its Susan River site near Maryborough is about to… Read more »

Soltec opens new HQ in Australia

Posted on January 23, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Lucas Morais Source: Spanish solar products maker Soltec Renewable Energies has opened a new office in Australia as part of its  strategy to expand in the Asia-Pacific region, the local government announced today. Named Soltec Australia, the new subsidiary is based in Sydney and will focus its services on the Asia-Pacific market. For this purpose,… Read more »

Meridian Building first in NZ to get six star rating

Posted on January 22, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: 33 Customhouse Quay in Wellington has been accredited by the New Zealand Green Building Council with a 6 star NABERSNZ rating for energy performance – the first New Zealand building to achieve the top 6 star rating. Beca provided building services and environmental engineering for the building, and are thrilled with this performance… Read more »

Queensland could host Australia’s largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Posted on January 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: Amid the raft of solar farms being proposed for development in Queensland, plans for what would easily be the Sunshine State’s largest wind farm, and potentially the largest in Australia, have made their way to the state government planning department. Australian renewable energy company Lacour said this week it had… Read more »

Carnegie progresses Northam Solar Farm

Posted on January 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: Carnegie Clean Energy has progressed on WA’s first merchant utility solar project, the 10MW Northam Solar Farm. Carnegie has completed and executed the detailed transaction documentation for the partnership agreement with co-equity investors Indigenous Business Australia and Perth Noongar Foundation. The design and construct contract with the Energy Made Clean/Lendlease JV has also… Read more »

Hydro-redispatch, energy trading trial for New Zealand’s 2MWh Tesla Powerpack

Posted on January 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Andy Colthorpe Source: New Zealand’s small handful of advanced energy storage systems will be added to with the NZ$2 million (US$1.45 million) trial deployment of a grid-scale Tesla Powerpack 2 by energy generator and retailer Mercury. Mercury made announcements about the project to the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges on which the… Read more »

Monash University to develop 4 MW PV microgrid

Posted on January 18, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Mark Hutchins Source: Monash University has announced plans to develop a PV powered microgrid at its Clayton Campus in Melbourne. The microgrid will meet the energy demands of the campus, provide ancillary services to Victoria’s grid, and provide an example for further research and industry engagement with renewable-centered energy systems. As part of… Read more »

Pilbara community shows way with pilot projects

Posted on January 17, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Alicia Perera Source: An Aboriginal community near Roebourne has been funded as a pilot site for advanced off-grid technology that could supply solar power and clean water in indigenous communities across remote WA. Mingullatharndo Aboriginal community was last month awarded $545,700 from the Federal Building Better Regions fund towards constructing its own solar… Read more »