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Australia to add 3.6 GW of new solar and wind energy to grid in 2020

The sting of the newly confirmed dive in large-scale renewable energy investment that hit Australia in 2019 could be soothed somewhat with a record number of new solar and wind farms forecast to be completed in 2020. Industry statistician Rystad Energy on Tuesday said it expected utility wind and solar projects totaling 3.6GW of capacity … Continue reading Australia to add 3.6 GW of new solar and wind energy to grid in 2020

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Nebras buys 49% in 527 MW Goldwind wind farm in Australia

Nebras Power announced the acquisition of a 49% stake in Goldwind Australia’s 527-MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria, Australia. The power development and investment company purchased the stake through its affiliate Nebras Power Investment Management BV in a transaction that marks the Doha-headquartered firm’s entry into the Aussie power market. Chinese wind turbine maker Xinjiang Goldwind … Continue reading Nebras buys 49% in 527 MW Goldwind wind farm in Australia

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Iberdrola to put $500m into Australian wind energy and solar farm

Iberdrola predicts renewables will take ‘much more relevant position’ in Australia in coming years – and hopes to develop further projects. Iberdrola’s head of renewables, Xabier Viteri, said that in the new year the company would also probably increase its target for renewable energy from the “ambitious” target of 10GW by 2022. “Our ambition is … Continue reading Iberdrola to put $500m into Australian wind energy and solar farm

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Wind power in Australia, Vestas’ wind turbines for two projects in Australia

Vestas has secured a 21 MW order with the leading global renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e. for the Diapur and Ferguson wind farms in the Western region of Victoria, Australia. Diapur Wind Farm will feature two V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, while the Ferguson Wind Farm will comprise three V136-4.2 MW wind turbines. In addition to … Continue reading Wind power in Australia, Vestas’ wind turbines for two projects in Australia

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New hope for Port Augusta’s failed SolarReserve Concentrated Solar Power project

Port Augusta’s failed solar thermal project has been revived by a South Australian company with big plans for the ill-fated Aurora site. Thermal energy storage company 1414 Degrees is set to acquire SolarReserve Australia, which owns the Aurora Solar Energy Project near Port Augusta and two solar sites in New South Wales. NEW LIFE: 1414 … Continue reading New hope for Port Augusta’s failed SolarReserve Concentrated Solar Power project

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Australian wind farm to truck 1st shipment of 66-meter wind turbine blades from China to remote gold mine

The first of 15 wind turbine blades will be trucked 630 km across Western Australia (WA) on Monday, to a remote mine site in the State’s Northern Goldfields. Constructed and shipped from China to the WA port of Geraldton via a Dutch bulk cargo vessel, Danzigergracht, it will take the Agnew gold mine around two … Continue reading Australian wind farm to truck 1st shipment of 66-meter wind turbine blades from China to remote gold mine

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Iberdrola will build a hybrid solar and wind energy project in Australia

Iberdrola will definitely open the doors to a new international market with its landing in Australia where it plans to build a hybrid solar and wind power project that will have a capacity of 320 megawatts (Mw), whose investment will amount to about 500 million Australian dollars (about 310 million euros). The installation, consisting of … Continue reading Iberdrola will build a hybrid solar and wind energy project in Australia

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Offshore wind power in Australia: the first wind farm advances

The first proposed offshore wind farm in Australia, which could provide enough energy for more than 1.2 million homes with wind turbines, will begin scientific testing this month off the Victorian coast near Gippsland. The test comes when the trade union movement launches a campaign to pressure state and federal governments to pave the way … Continue reading Offshore wind power in Australia: the first wind farm advances

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Testing begins for first offshore wind farm in Australia

Scientific testing begins this month for Australia’s first proposed offshore wind farm, near Gippsland, which could provide enough power for more than 1.2 million homes. The testing comes as the union movement launches a campaign to lobby the state and federal governments to smooth the way for the project to proceed. The Star of the … Continue reading Testing begins for first offshore wind farm in Australia

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Queensland approves new 180 MW wind farm

The Queensland state government has given development approval to a new 180 MW wind energy project near Biloela that may also include a big battery. The development approval for Lacour Energy’s Banana Range wind farm was announced on Sunday by state planning minister Cameron Dick and energy minister Anthony Lynham, who said it took the … Continue reading Queensland approves new 180 MW wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

The Solar River Project and GE Renewable Energy announce today that GE has been selected for the supply and integration of one of the largest grid-scale battery technology hybrid deployment to be installed for the Solar River Project in South Australia. The energy storage system, called the Reservoir, will be coupled to a large 200 … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy to Integrate Energy Storage for the 200 MW Solar power River Project

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Australia set to beat 2020 wind energy target

Australia has met its 2020 target for generating electricity from large-scale renewable energy a year ahead of plan, the country’s clean energy regulator said on Wednesday, even as wind power and solar investment has slowed. The renewable energy target was achieved despite more than a decade of climate policy uncertainty in Australia which has led … Continue reading Australia set to beat 2020 wind energy target

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GE Renewable Energy, investors Partners Group and CWP to build first Cypress Platform wind farm in Australia

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply 46 of its Cypress platform onshore wind turbines to the 244 MW Bango wind farm. Wind power project is GE Renewable Energy’s first Cypress deal in Australia, and largest for GE to date globally. Wind energy project to generate 120 regional jobs during construction phase. GE Renewable … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy, investors Partners Group and CWP to build first Cypress Platform wind farm in Australia

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Wind power in Australia: Engie’s 119MW Willogoleche wind farm formally opens

South Australia’s 119 MW Willogoleche wind farm was officially opened, marking completion of the latest big renewables project for French developer Engie, and the first onshore wind energy deployment of GE’s 3.8MW wind turbines at scale. The wind power project, which installed 32 of the 150 metre tall wind turbines near Hallett in the state’s … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Engie’s 119MW Willogoleche wind farm formally opens

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Wind energy in Australia: Goldwind wind turbines for Biala wind farm

Goldwind has been awarded a contract for the supply of Goldwind wind turbines for the Biala Wind Farm project in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. The wind farm, owned by BJCE Australia, will consist of 31 x GW140/3.57MW Goldwind wind turbines at 110 metre hub height and 108.5 megawatts installed capacity. “Goldwind is … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Goldwind wind turbines for Biala wind farm

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Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study

Plans for Australia’s first offshore wind farm have taken a step forward, with the project developers launching a labour market study to identify the capability of the Australian market to deliver what would be one of Australia’s largest renewable energy projects.The Star of the South wind farm, which is being pursued by the Danish fund … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind project moves forward with labour market study

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Senvion completes installations of key wind energy projects in growth markets

Senvion has successfully completed the installation of three key wind farm projects in Chile and Australia. In Chile, the Sarco and Aurora wind power projects consist of 93 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of around 299 MW. In Australia, the Pacific Hydro Crowlands Wind Farm features 39 Senvion MM92 turbines. The commissioning of … Continue reading Senvion completes installations of key wind energy projects in growth markets

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Wind energy in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has successfully secured an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the 227 MW Collector Wind farm, to be developed by RATCH-Australia Corporation. The contract includes the supply of Vestas’ 4 MW wind turbines and a long-term, full scope service agreement with an energy-based availability guarantee. This site-specific solution has been designed to maximise annual … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Naturgy consolidates in the wind energy of Australia

GPG (Naturgy Group) and Vision conclude a financing agreement for the construction of a 180 MW wind farm in Australia. Naturgy, through Global Power Generation (GPG), its international subsidiary of power generation, has closed a financing of up to 284 million Australian dollars (176 million euros) to complete the development of the Berrybank wind farm, … Continue reading Naturgy consolidates in the wind energy of Australia

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First wind turbines unveiled at Tasmanian wind farm

The first wind turbine at the Cattle Hill Wind Farm in Tasmania has been unveiled. The remaining 48 wind turbines are to be installed at the site throughout the rest of the year. Once complete, the wind farm will produce enough clean energy to power approximately 63,500 Tasmanian homes while also supporting the Tasmania-First Energy … Continue reading First wind turbines unveiled at Tasmanian wind farm

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