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Vestas takes fight to anti-wind energy lobby

Vestas this week launches the first phase of a cutting-edge global campaign to separate myths from facts and to channel public support toward political action favouring wind energy. The campaign embodies a unique approach to dealing with significant business challenges, integrating multiple marketing, communications, and public affairs channels and platforms. Vestas Group Senior Vice President … Continue reading Vestas takes fight to anti-wind energy lobby

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Vestas and green groups to fight anti-wind farm campaign

The world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturer is joining forces with environmental groups in a global campaign to rouse the “silent majority” of people who support renewable energy to fight back against what it claims is “misinformation” spread by some anti-wind activists that is threatening the industry. Morten Albaek, senior vice-president of the Danish wind turbine … Continue reading Vestas and green groups to fight anti-wind farm campaign

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Australia withdraws $60m funding to proposed $230m Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant

The Australian government has withdrawn its funding of $60m to the proposed $230m concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at Whyalla as the project developer Solar Oasis failed to meet several conditions of agreed timeframe, repo The move is seen as a major blow to the plant that is expected to provide power for up to … Continue reading Australia withdraws $60m funding to proposed $230m Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant

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Nearly 20 pct of Australian homes use renewable energy electricity

About 13.4 percent of Australian electricity market has been powered by renewable energy in 2012, which covered almost 4.2 million Australian homes, local broadcasting company ABC News said on Wednesday. The data was revealed by the latest report that released by Australia’s Clean Energy Council (CEC). The continuous rise of the prices of fossil fuel … Continue reading Nearly 20 pct of Australian homes use renewable energy electricity

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Northleaf Capital-led Group Agrees to Buy 75% Stake In Australian Wind Farm

EnergyAustralia, the Australian unit of Hong Kong-listed power generator CLP Holdings Ltd. (0002.HK), has agreed to sell its majority stake in a wind farm to Canada’s Northleaf Capital Partners and Australia’s Palisade Investment Partners, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. EnergyAustralia will receive proceeds, net of costs, of 228 million Australian dollars (US$228 … Continue reading Northleaf Capital-led Group Agrees to Buy 75% Stake In Australian Wind Farm

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Vestas deploys multiple ZephIR Lidars at largest wind power project in the Southern Hemisphere

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas have announced the deployment of three ZephIR 300 Lidar systems at the 420MW Macarthur Wind Farm in Australia to provide hub height and full rotor wind speed measurements across the Southern Hemisphere’s largest wind power project. The site already containing six traditional 84 metre met masts, will see the ZephIR … Continue reading Vestas deploys multiple ZephIR Lidars at largest wind power project in the Southern Hemisphere

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Largest wind farm in Southern Hemisphere officially opens

Owned by Australian-based AGL Energy and New Zealand-based Meridian Energy, the Macarthur Wind Farm is a genuinely global construction, engineering, and technology project, with equipment and personnel coming together from four continents.  Vestas and Leighton Contractors combined to deliver the logistically complex, AUD $1 billion Macarthur Wind Farm three months ahead of schedule. With the … Continue reading Largest wind farm in Southern Hemisphere officially opens

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Australian coal plant uses more land than wind energy

While wind turbines get spread out over a wide area, apart from the bases of the wind turbines and the roads built to service them, almost all the land is still available for its original purpose which is normally either grazing or cropping. In Australia wind farms only remove about 1% of their total land … Continue reading Australian coal plant uses more land than wind energy

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ReneSola PV module shipments to Australia top 100 MW

ReneSola Ltd (“ReneSola” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SOL), a leading global manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) modules and wafers, today announced that the Company has shipped over 100 megawatts (“MW”) of PV modules to customers in Australia since January 2012. The PV module shipments have been used by leading solar retailers, distributors and project developers … Continue reading ReneSola PV module shipments to Australia top 100 MW

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ASU, Australian Solar Institute collaborate on projects to advance concentrated solar power

As part of a global cause to bolster solar power technologies, Arizona State University researchers are taking part in three new solar energy projects funded by the Australian and U.S. governments. The investment for these projects includes $68 million for two, eight-year research programs and $15.5 million for 11 collaborative projects. This collaboration is part … Continue reading ASU, Australian Solar Institute collaborate on projects to advance concentrated solar power

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Australian Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Coal, Gas, BNEF Says

Wind energy is now cheaper than fossil fuels in producing electricity in Australia, the world’s biggest coal exporter, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Electricity can be supplied from a new wind farm in Australia at a cost of A$80 ($84) per megawatt hour, compared with A$143 a megawatt hour from a new coal-fired power … Continue reading Australian Wind Energy Now Cheaper Than Coal, Gas, BNEF Says

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Manuel Blanco to lead the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative

The new head of Australia’s solar thermal research effort says the cost of generating electricity can be halved by 2020, placing it on course to match the renewable energy contribution from PV technologies. The new head of Australia’s solar thermal research effort says the cost of generating electricity can be halved by 2020, placing it … Continue reading Manuel Blanco to lead the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative

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Australia plan largest wind energy project in Tasmanian

Hydro Tasmania has begun community consultation on King Island for its proposed 600MW TasWind farm, which would deliver wind energy to the National Electricity Market (NEM) via an undersea cable to Victoria. With a price tag of A$2 billion (US$2.08 billion), the project requires a minimum of 200 turbines to be economically viable, which would … Continue reading Australia plan largest wind energy project in Tasmanian

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Wind energy meets 26% of South Australia’s electricity demand

Wind energy in South Australia now meets around 26% of the region’s electricity demand and has become one of the nation’s growth sectors, a new report says. The 22-page report — The Critical Decade: Generating a renewable Australia — also noted that wind power is one of the country’s most cost-competitive renewable electricity sources. Published … Continue reading Wind energy meets 26% of South Australia’s electricity demand

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Hydro Tasmania plans Australia’s largest wind farm for King Island

The $2 billion Hydro Tasmania proposal will have 200 turbines, be able to power 250,000 Australian households and create 500 jobs during construction. Mayor Greg Barratt said the project would help save the struggling island community. “It’s just what the island needs … it’s not a quick fix but it’s something to look forward to,” … Continue reading Hydro Tasmania plans Australia’s largest wind farm for King Island

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Wind energy and solar power could power Australia

Australia could be powered almost entirely by renewable energy in coming decades, says a new report. But the renewables expansion needs to be large and sustained with investment growth encouraged by policy certainty, says the report, “Generating a Renewable Australia” from the Climate Commission. The release of the report Monday in Sydney coincided with the … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power could power Australia

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Epuron acquires Australia’s largest tracking solar power plant from SunPower

SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Epuron today announced that Epuron has acquired the 1-megawatt Uterne solar power plant operating in Alice Springs, Australia. Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA), Australia’s leading provider of integrated financial services, has provided project financing, making it the country’s first major bank to support a solar project of this size. The project … Continue reading Epuron acquires Australia’s largest tracking solar power plant from SunPower

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Australia’s Largest Solar Power Station Announced

Australia’s biggest solar power plant will be built in Canberra by 2014. International solar power company Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) will construct and operate the 20 megawatt facility, the ACT Government announced on Wednesday. The generator will occupy about 50 hectares and comprise some 83,000 photovoltaic panels “This is a landmark day for Big Solar … Continue reading Australia’s Largest Solar Power Station Announced

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Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

The wind power project is based in Victoria, located approximately 30 km south of Ballarat. REpower Systems, a subsidiary of wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon, has signed a contract with Meridian Energy Limited to supply 64 MM92 wind turbines, each with 2.05 MW of rated power, to the Mt Mercer wind farm in Australia. This is … Continue reading Suzlon subsidiary gets contract for 131 MW Australian wind farm project

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