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Wind energy in Australia, Acciona wind power complex of 1,026 MW

The wind farm project will begin construction in mid-2021 and will require an investment of € 1 billion (AU $ 1.96 billion) in three years, mainly in 2022 and 2023.The company will own 926 MW and build 100 MW for CleanCo, Queensland’s renewable public utility.CleanCo will buy from ACCIONA the annual production of 400 MW … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia, Acciona wind power complex of 1,026 MW

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Australia’s first offshore wind farm gains ground

Progress continues on Australia’s ground-breaking 2GW Star of the South offshore wind energy farm, with contracts signed for the design of the project’s onshore transmission network and grid connection. Star of the South said via LinkedIn that it has appointed WSP in Australia to help design the project’s onshore grid integration system – the all-important … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind farm gains ground

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WWEA welcomes Tasmania as a global renewable energy leader with its 200% renewable energy target

The Government of the Australian state of Tasmania has just announced a long-term strategy for the island in which it sets not a 100% but a 200% renewable energy target for the year 2040. The announcement made by Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein follows a previous commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2022.  The new strategy … Continue reading WWEA welcomes Tasmania as a global renewable energy leader with its 200% renewable energy target

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Infigen enters Power Purchase Agreement from Collector Wind Farm in Australia

Infigen has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for output from the Collector Wind Farm in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales. The Collector Wind Farm is currently under construction and is owned by RATCH Australia. Infigen’s strategy is to grow the volume of renewable energy sold to commercial and industrial customers. The … Continue reading Infigen enters Power Purchase Agreement from Collector Wind Farm in Australia

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Vestas secures service agreement for Senvion wind turbines in Australia

Leveraging its industry-leading multibrand service capabilities, Vestas has secured a service agreement with Nexif Energy for the maintenance of the 126 MW Senvion wind turbines of the first stage of the 212 MW Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. Vestas will deliver a long-term Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) contract for the 35 … Continue reading Vestas secures service agreement for Senvion wind turbines in Australia

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Queensland approves massive 1,200MW wind farm

The Queensland government has given development approval for a massive wind project of up to 1,200MW that will be located in state pine forest in the Wide Bay-Burnett region. The $2 billion project put forward by Forest Wind will comprise up to 226 turbines and would be located in state forest used as pine plantations … Continue reading Queensland approves massive 1,200MW wind farm

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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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