Schneider Electric has launched new services to assist businesses in the adoption of low-cost renewable energy, through power purchase agreements (PPAs) and other projects. According to the Schneider press release, it says the rapid closures of coal-fired power plants and an increase in the price of large-scale generation certificates — two of several converging events … Continue reading Schneider renewable energy services to alleviate energy costs
Cimic Group company UGL has been awarded contracts by Equis Energy to build and maintain the Tailem Bend 127MW Solar Farm in South Australia. The project will generate revenue to UGL of approximately $170 million and is due to commence in early 2018, with power generation to the grid expected in 2019. CIMIC Group Chief … Continue reading Cimic’s UGL awarded $170m contract
Five major pumped hydro energy storage projects and another big battery have received government support in South Australia as the state moves to advance its position as a global renewable energy leader. The former Highbury quarry on the outskirts of Adelaide is slated to become a pumped hydro storage site. Photo: Tony Lewis/InDaily. The projects, … Continue reading Pumped hydro projects to bolster South Australia’s renewable energy push
SolarReserve, a developer of large-scale solar power projects and solar thermal technology, has opened two new offices in South Australia – its Australian headquarters in Adelaide and a field office in Port Augusta. With Australia identified as a priority market for the global organisation, SolarReserve’s Adelaide team will focus on delivering the Aurora Solar Energy … Continue reading SolarReserve opens Oz headquarters in SA
Australian battery company Redflow has achieved a second manufacturing milestone by successfully producing the first battery electrode stacks from its new factory in Thailand. The battery stack is a critical part of the Redflow ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow battery, containing electrodes that charge and discharge the battery by “plating” and “deplating” zinc on a membrane – … Continue reading Redflow starts manufacturing battery stacks at new plant
Applications for the International Engagement Program funding round are now open. The Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has provided $5 million to the program to support knowledge sharing about renewable energy technology with researchers and industry leaders around the world. Funding will be awarded to activities that will help create, collect, … Continue reading $5 million government funding for renewables
What the National Energy Guarantee means for renewable energy jobs, investment, and business opportunities in South Australia will be a key focus of the first South Australia Smart Energy Summit, held in Adelaide on the 9th of November 2017. In the wake of the Turnbull Government’s controversial National Energy Guarantee announcement, CEO of the Australian … Continue reading Seminar about National Energy Guarantee set for November
Australia is becoming one of the most desirable places to implement renewable energy sources, according to a report by global power and utilities company Ernst & Young (EY). The nation has risen from 10th to fifth in the global Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index, which takes into consideration conditions for renewable power in 40 countries. China … Continue reading Australia climbs world renewable energy rankings
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has confirmed it is working with the South Australian Government to develop a financing package to support the accelerated delivery of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery storage project, for the South Australian energy market.
Pumped hydro storage can be used to help build a secure and cheap Australian electricity grid with 100 per cent renewable energy, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).
Chemists from University of Michigan believe redox flow batteries are the best solution to store solar and wind power. Using a predictive model of molecules and their properties, the team has developed a charge-storing molecule around 1000 times more stable than current compounds.
A significant price drop has seen solar batteries skyrocket in popularity. Experts believe that solar battery storage could be the solution to widespread power outages, such as those seen in South Australia over the past few months.
In our ongoing series talking to industry leaders, we have a chat with Solgen Energy Group executive general manager David Naismith about renewable energy, the solar industry and the challenges borne out of the growing solar power storage sector.
Australian business is calling for certainty in energy and climate policy: that’s one thing they can’t be certain they’ll get this year. But there will be some useful groundwork.
Toshiba has announced that it will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power, through its H2One hydrogen-based autonomous energy supply system.
The West Australian town of Kalbarri will be home to the nation’s largest microgrid, which will integrate distributed solar, a 1.7MW wind farm and 2MWh battery system.
Australia’s solar heliostat technology will be used for concentrating solar thermal (CST) electricity generation in China.
Victorian company Keppel Prince Engineering has secured a contract to develop the largest wind farm in NSW, which will create up to 50 jobs.
A team at Stanford has made significant strides toward solving the solar storage issue, demonstrating the most efficient means yet of storing electricity captured from sunlight in the form of chemical bonds.
A revolutionary and emerging class of energy-harvesting computer systems require neither a battery nor a power outlet to operate, instead operating by harvesting energy from their environment.