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Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

ACS has submitted bids for the Stockyard Hill wind farm with an installed capacity of 500 MW and with an investment of 825 million euros. ACS would install wind turbines of REpower, German wind company controlled by Suzlon, the largest wind turbine manufacturer in India. ACS competes with Vestas and General Electric. The wind power … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: ACS compete for a wind farm of 157 wind turbines

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Geothermal Energy in the Region – Asia Pacific

  The international demand for geothermal energy is heating up.   Asia Pacific, host to the world’s top producers of geothermal power, is poised to see significant growth as geothermal energy emerges as a viable source of green, reliable and cut-rate power.   While past geothermal usage is minimal, the region is expected to see a boom kindled by the convergence of the following … Continue reading Geothermal Energy in the Region – Asia Pacific

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Australia’s Non-Hydro Renewables Generation Will Reach 7.4 Terawatt Hours (Twh) In 2012

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2b6kth/australia_renewabl) has announced the addition of the “Australia Renewables Report Q4 2012”report to their offering. July 1 2012 saw the introduction of carbon tax in Australia – a move that sets the stage for a wave of renewable energy growth in Australia. The author believes that wind energy will continue to dominate … Continue reading Australia’s Non-Hydro Renewables Generation Will Reach 7.4 Terawatt Hours (Twh) In 2012

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Solar Dawn concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Australia

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released a draft of its funding strategy to 2015, which states that it will consider funding unsuccessful projects under the nation’s Solar Flagships program and the 250 MW Solar Dawn concentrating solar power (CSP) project. ARENA also proposed a new program for the support of CSP projects, continued … Continue reading Solar Dawn concentrating solar power (CSP) project in Australia

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Wind energy in Australia: Siemens receives 270 MW wind farm order

Siemens has received an order for a total of 90 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 270 megawatts (MW) for the Snowtown II Wind Farm in Australia. Siemens has received an order for a total of 90 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 270 megawatts (MW) for the Snowtown II Wind Farm in … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Siemens receives 270 MW wind farm order

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Minister on concentrating solar thermal fact-finding tour

South Australia’s Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Tom Koutsantonis, will travel to Nevada to research the viability of concentrated solar thermal energy. The Minister met solar thermal lobbyists and local government representatives in Port Augusta yesterday. He was given documentation showing the community’s support for the local power stations to be converted to the concentrating … Continue reading Minister on concentrating solar thermal fact-finding tour

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Siemens receives 270 MW wind power order from Australia

Siemens has received an order for a total of 90 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 270 megawatts (MW) for the Snowtown II Wind Farm in Australia. The customer is TrustPower, one of New Zealand`s biggest energy retailers. The scope of supply encompasses delivery, installation and commissioning of 90 gearless SWT-3.0 wind turbines with … Continue reading Siemens receives 270 MW wind power order from Australia

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Siemens to build Snowtown wind farm with 90 wind turbines

South Australia’s biggest wind farm will use gearless wind turbines and longer blades than others across Australia. The wind farm is to power up to 180,000 homes, generating 270 megawatts from 90 wind turbines. David Pryke of Siemens Energy said new technology was helping wind farms compete with power from fossil fuels. TrustPower & Siemens … Continue reading Siemens to build Snowtown wind farm with 90 wind turbines

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Photovoltaic solar energy and wind power in Australia

A new report estimates that solar photovoltaic and onshore wind could produce some of the lowest electricity generation costs in Australia by 2030, based on current policy settings. Minister for Energy and Resources, Martin Ferguson AM MP, today welcomed the release of the Australian Energy Technology Assessment (AETA) from the independent Bureau of Resources and … Continue reading Photovoltaic solar energy and wind power in Australia

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Western Australia’s concentrating solar thermal power can power world electricity 50 times over

Western Australia’s concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) potential has been assessed in a world first study that has found previous assumptions overestimate realistic site suitability for the technology. The study published in Energy Policy, aimed to realistically assess Concentrating Solar Power site suitability and found it is highly dependent on the availability of infrastructure and … Continue reading Western Australia’s concentrating solar thermal power can power world electricity 50 times over

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Trustpower set to expand South Australian wind farm

The Tauranga-based listed firm says the 270 megawatt wind farm near Adelaide is expected to cost up to $439 million, a decrease of 6% from earlier estimates. Trustpower chief executive Vince Hawkesworth says the strong Australian dollar has been to its advantage. He says the project has all the characteristics of what a good wind … Continue reading Trustpower set to expand South Australian wind farm

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Federal funding for solar energy announced

Federal Minister for Resources and Energy Martin Ferguson announced the funding, a total of $1.3 million, at the Australian Solar Institute’s (ASI) ‘Three Minute Solar Thesis Challenge’ held at the Australian National University. “The Skills Development Program supports the work of our upcoming solar researchers who will ultimately work with industry to help make solar … Continue reading Federal funding for solar energy announced

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Australia can lead the world to zero-carbon prosperity

Australia can lead the world in making another critical technology cheaper than fossil fuels: Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) with storage. Following its acclaimed Zero Carbon Australia stationary energy plan, Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) is releasing today a new report: Laggard to Leader: How Australia Can Lead the World to Zero Carbon Prosperity. The report shows … Continue reading Australia can lead the world to zero-carbon prosperity

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