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Genex Plans to Add 150MW Wind Project to Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in Queensland

Genex Power announces that it is considering to add a 150MW wind project to its already huge solar with pumped hydro Kidston project in Queensland. The company believes that this action would be world-leading and attain the renewables “holy grail” of 24/7 dispatchable power. A report on the RenewEconomy website stated that the project would …

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Queensland Installs 2GW Rooftop Solar; NSW Becomes Biggest Market for Installations

Queensland broke through the 2-gigawatt mark for rooftop solar installations last month, however, New South Wales overtook it as the biggest market for installations, a first for the rooftop solar installation sector in Australia. A report on the RenewEconomy website stated that based on data from SunWiz, Queensland added 28.874MW of rooftop solar last month, …

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More Australian Households and Businesses Install Rooftop Solar Systems

The latest update from the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) confirmed that the installation of rooftop solar has peaked last year after more and more Australian households and businesses decided to install solar systems. CER’s latest report on the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme found that solar panels were installed on rooftops at a rate of 6.5 …

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Canberra's National Arboretum Replaces Diesel for Solar and Battery Storage

Canberra’s National Arboretum, a 250-hectare tourist centre that has more than 90 forests of rare, endangered, and symbolic trees, has reportedly gone off diesel after installing solar and battery storage. ACT Climate Minister Shane Rattenbury unveiled the 30kW solar system and an 82kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery storage system, which was installed by ITP Renewables. RenewEconomy …

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AEMO Releases Assessment of the Heatwave in Queensland

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) recent assessment of the latest heatwave that hit Queensland showed that the state has approximately 2GW of rooftop solar installed across the state, definitely more capacity than any of its coal generators. A report on the RenewEconomy website indicated that the AEMO assessment emphasized on how significantly rooftop solar …

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Pooled Energy Receives $25.M ARENA Grant for Smart Pool Technology

Pooled Energy, a New South Wales start-up, has won a $2.5 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to test its Internet of Things (IoT) solution to the country’s increasing number of energy-hungry swimming pools. This solution could benefit the gird as well as the households. An article published on RenewEconomy’s website mentioned that …

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Herbert Smith Freehills Advises Ararat Wind Farm on PPAs with Flow Power

A press release published on the RenewEconomy website stated that Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Ararat Wind Farm (AWF) on its entry into two innovative corporate power purchase agreements with a Melbourne-based electricity retailer, Flow Power. AWF is a 240MW wind farm installed in Victoria and jointly owned by Partners Group and OP Trust. The …

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Australian Vanadium Leads VRFB Marketing Efforts in China

China is gearing up to lead the use of vanadium for renewable energy storage, “potentially sending spot prices skyward and heaping pressure on global supplies of the material,” a report says. Although lithium-ion batteries are popular for energy storage, batteries need to be big and should provide long shelf life. A report published on the …

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South Australia to Build First Green Hydrogen Power Plant in the Country

A 15MW facility is going to be built near the end of the grid at Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula after getting a go for a funding from the South Australian government. This will be the country’s first renewable-hydrogen electrolyser plant. According to a report published on the RenewEconomy website, the “green hydrogen plant” …

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