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How Australia installed solar photovoltaic panels in one in three homes

For a brief period over several weekends this spring, the state of South Australia, with a population of 1.8 million, did something no other place of similar size can hope to do: generate enough energy from panels rooftop solar panels to meet virtually all of your electrical needs. This is a new phenomenon, but it … Continue reading How Australia installed solar photovoltaic panels in one in three homes

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Vestas wins order for 41 wind turbines and 254 MW of wind power in Australia

Vestas has received an order for 254 MW to power an undisclosed wind farm in Australia. The order consists of 41 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines from the EnVentus platform. Vestas will also deliver the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of the wind turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service … Continue reading Vestas wins order for 41 wind turbines and 254 MW of wind power in Australia

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Solar power and on-shore wind energy provide cheapest electricity and nuclear most expensive

Estimates show small modular nuclear reactors would provide most expensive power and will not be available until 2030.Electricity generated by solar and on-shore wind is the cheapest in Australia, even after the significant expense of integrating them into the power grid is factored in, according to new analysis from the CSIRO. Estimates of costs to … Continue reading Solar power and on-shore wind energy provide cheapest electricity and nuclear most expensive

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Acciona to develop one of Australia’s largest green power grids

ACEREZ, a consortium formed by ACCIONA, Cobra and Endeavour Energy, has signed an agreement with EnergyCo — the government agency responsible for developing Renewable Energy Zones (REZ) in New South Wales — to become the preferred network operator that will design, finance, build and operate the electric power transmission network in the Central-West Orana REZ. … Continue reading Acciona to develop one of Australia’s largest green power grids

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BlueFloat and Origin submit joint bid for 1.7 GW of wind in Australia

BlueFloat Energy, a leading renewable energy company, and Origin Energy, an Australian energy retailer, have joined forces to submit a joint bid for a 1.7 GW offshore wind project in Australia. The project aims to harness Australia’s vast offshore wind resources to generate clean energy and promote sustainability in the country. BlueFloat Energy and Origin … Continue reading BlueFloat and Origin submit joint bid for 1.7 GW of wind in Australia

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Victoria, Australia publishes strategy to boost offshore wind power

The government of Victoria, Australia, has recently revealed its updated strategy to accelerate the growth of the offshore wind industry in the state. The strategy aims to attract investment, drive innovation and position Victoria as a leading hub for offshore wind energy in the Asia-Pacific region. This important measure shows the government’s commitment to the … Continue reading Victoria, Australia publishes strategy to boost offshore wind power

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Acciona Energía announces the start of construction of the Aldoga solar power plant in Australia

ACCIONA Energía has announced today that the construction of the Aldoga Solar Farm in Australia, with a total capacity of 380MW and an associated investment of AU$500 million (€300 million), will commence in the first quarter of 2024. The Aldoga Solar Farm will be located 20 kilometers north-west of Gladstone on the central Queensland coast … Continue reading Acciona Energía announces the start of construction of the Aldoga solar power plant in Australia

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Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute says concentrated solar power could net Australians $10b by 2050

New research suggests Australians could pocket $10 billion in savings by 2050 if governments begin installing a niche form of solar power storage in the country’s major electricity networks. That figure — produced by Fichtner and ITP Renewables on behalf of the Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute — would amount to savings of about $40 … Continue reading Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute says concentrated solar power could net Australians $10b by 2050

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RayGen aim to making dispatchable solar a reality

An all-Australian hybrid solar energy and storage project promising cheap and dispatchable electricity is officially open for commercial-scale trials. Combining incredibly efficient photovoltaic (PV) and low-cost thermal energy technologies, the new power plant will test Melbourne-based company RayGen’s unique approach to solar electricity generation and long-duration storage. It’s the latest step, supported by ARENA, that … Continue reading RayGen aim to making dispatchable solar a reality

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Scaling up next generation solar and storage technologies in Victoria

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $10 million in funding to RayGen Resources Pty Ltd (RayGen) to progress its hi-tech solar and thermal storage technology along the commercialisation pathway towards a full utility scale deployment. The funding will help RayGen improve the design of its technology, achieve … Continue reading Scaling up next generation solar and storage technologies in Victoria

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Australian Government announces two more offshore wind consultations

Chris Bowen MP, Australia’s Minister for Climate Change and Energy, announced today at GWEC’s APAC Summit the next two rounds of consultation for offshore wind zones in the country. The Bass Straight region and the Perth/Bunbury zone consultations will begin in October and November, respectively. Minister Bowen told the conference that this announcement, “puts us … Continue reading Australian Government announces two more offshore wind consultations

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RWE and Stanwell sign MoU for two wind energy projects in Queensland, Australia

RWE and Stanwell Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver two Queensland onshore wind projects with a combined capacity of up to 1.8 gigawatts (GW). Under the MoU, Stanwell will investigate and assess energy offtakes and potential equity investment in RWE’s Theodore Wind Farm, a project of up to 1,100 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading RWE and Stanwell sign MoU for two wind energy projects in Queensland, Australia

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Elanora Offshore plans 5 GW of offshore wind power in Australia

Elanora Offshore is planning to build a 5-GW offshore wind energy project in the Gippsland region, off the coast of Victoria, in southeastern Australia. The consortium, led by Elanora Offshore, consists of EnergyAustralia, Respect Energy, Polpo Investments, KIMAenergy and Boskalis, and says it already has funding commitments for the project. The offshore wind farm, to … Continue reading Elanora Offshore plans 5 GW of offshore wind power in Australia

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Next steps for pioneering renewable hydrogen technology

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $20.9 million for Wollongong-based startup Hysata to demonstrate their next generation hydrogen electrolyser technology at commercial scale. Hysata will develop and test a 5 MW unit at their new manufacturing facility in Port Kembla. The electrolyser array will then be … Continue reading Next steps for pioneering renewable hydrogen technology

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Australia’s First Commercial Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant Makes Progress

Plans to build Australia’s first commercial scale concentrated solar power plant in Port Augusta have taken a step forward with a new partnership. Vast has partnered with global design and manufacturing firm Contratos y Diseños Industriales (CYD) to facilitate early design work on its VS1 project, a 30MW/288MWh plant in South Australia. CYD will begin … Continue reading Australia’s First Commercial Scale Concentrated Solar Power Plant Makes Progress

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Acciona Energia proposes its fourth wind farm in Victoria

Acciona Energía, a major Spanish energy company, has submitted a proposal for a fourth wind farm in Victoria to meet the growing demand for wind power. The Nyaninyuk wind farm would be located to the west of Mt Beckworth and would consist of 58 Nordex wind turbines. This is half the number of wind turbines … Continue reading Acciona Energia proposes its fourth wind farm in Victoria

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Enel Green Power, MATES in Construction WA and major project partners join forces at Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1

Construction of Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1, located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, commenced in 2022. The first two of 18 wind turbines have recently been installed, with installation of all remaining turbines underway. A construction work force of around 80 personnel is currently working at the project site. Recognising the … Continue reading Enel Green Power, MATES in Construction WA and major project partners join forces at Flat Rocks Wind Farm Stage 1

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Hydrogen Headstart consultation process now underway

Consultation has opened today on the Australian Government’s $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart program. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) have commenced consultation for the design of the flagship hydrogen program. Announced in the 2023 federal budget, Hydrogen Headstart … Continue reading Hydrogen Headstart consultation process now underway

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Renewable energy takes to the skies

On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has today opened a $30 million funding initiative to reduce emissions in the aviation sector. Australia’s aviation industry accounts for roughly 1 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and is viewed as a hard to abate sector. Most of these emissions are from … Continue reading Renewable energy takes to the skies

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Renewable hydrogen gathers pace with Wodonga deployment

One of Australia’s largest renewable hydrogen plants is set to go ahead, with the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) reaching financial close on its Hydrogen Park Murray Valley development. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $36.1 million commitment to AGIG for the 10 MW electrolyser deployment … Continue reading Renewable hydrogen gathers pace with Wodonga deployment

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