One of Queensland’s largest wind farms, Mt Emerald Wind Farm, has been officially opened 50 kilometres south west of Cairns. The Mt Emerald Wind Farm is to supply 500 million kilowatt hours of renewable electricity every year, which is reportedly enough to power 80,000 homes a year, or the equivalent to supplying about one third … Continue reading Mt Emerald Wind Farm officially opened in North Queensland
Two Western Australian mines are switching to wind, solar and battery power as a way of improving reliability with lower emissions at a lower cost. Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine is already constructing a wind, solar, battery and gas hybrid facility at their site 1,000 kilometres north east of Perth, which has received $13.5 million … Continue reading Western Australian mines power forward with hybrid energy projects
A research team at Deakin’s School of Engineering have been inspired by the shape and function of a seagull’s wing to design a wind turbine blade that improves the electricity-generating capacity of small-scale wind turbines by 10 to 15 per cent. Senior lecturer in mechanical engineering Dr Jorg Schluter said the new design could improve … Continue reading Researchers develop wind turbine blade based on seagull wing
Energy company Vestas has received a 214 MW order from leading Australian utility Alinta Energy for the Yandin Wind Farm in Western Australia. Once built, the wind park will be the state’s largest renewable power plant, providing affordable renewable energy to more than 200,000 homes. Located approximately 150 km north of Perth, the Yandin Wind … Continue reading Vestas to build and operate WA’s largest wind farm
Components for new wind turbines are set to be assembled at the former Ford Motor manufacturing site in Geelong. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews and state energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site to announce that international company Vestas has partnered with local Victorian contractor Marand to build wind turbines for the Berrybank and Dundonnell wind farms. … Continue reading Vestas to build wind turbines in Geelong
Victorian company Keppel Prince Engineering has secured a contract to develop the largest wind farm in NSW, which will create up to 50 jobs.
Following South Australia’s recent state-wide blackout, there are important questions being asked. Was extreme weather the only cause? Has South Australia replaced fossil fuels with renewables too quickly?
Researchers have created an interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location.
Industry groups, clean energy companies and electricity users have penned an open letter to the government, requesting a compromise on the RET.