Efficiency and renewables

First Solar to deliver on Kidston project

22 February, 2017 by

Genex Power has achieved financial close for phase one of the Kidston solar project in Queensland, Australia. The news means that First Solar will supply 63 MW DC of advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules to the project, which will produce approximately 145,000 MWh of electricity in its first year of operation.


Funding to boost renewable energy storage development

17 February, 2017 by

CSIRO offshoot and energy storage company Ecoult has been awarded $4.1 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support further development and innovation necessary to transition to a renewables-based economy.


CEC says renewable energy projects booming

16 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Clean Energy Council

More than 20 large renewable energy projects are either already under construction or will start this year, delivering an unprecedented program of works which will create almost 3000 direct jobs and generate more than $5 billion of investment, according to new analysis from the Clean Energy Council (CEC).


Wattwatchers scores North American approvals

15 February, 2017 by

Australian energy technology company Wattwatchers has achieved formal US and Canadian approval of its flagship Auditor 6M device. The company, which specialises in enabling over-the-internet meter and control solutions, worked with US test lab CETECOM to meet requirements for North American cellular operators.


Smart lighting solution for capital

10 February, 2017 by

The National Capital Authority (NCA) will upgrade lighting along Canberra's ANZAC Parade, a move it says will bring lights into the 21st century and reduce running costs.


Industry welcomes government commitment to Renewable Energy Target

07 February, 2017 by

The renewable energy industry has welcomed comments from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull restating the federal government's commitment to the national Renewable Energy Target (RET), following calls by some backbenchers to scrap the policy.


Getting off-grid

07 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: Redflow Limited

A residential energy system at an off-grid property in South Australia is the first completed customer deployment of Australian battery company Redflow Limited's ZCell batteries.


Melbourne trams to go solar

02 February, 2017 by

The Victorian Government is planning to build a new large-scale solar plant in a regional area of the state, with part of the electricity generated used to run Melbourne's tram network.


Philips Lighting appoints new country manager

31 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Philips Lighting Pty Ltd

Philips Lighting has appointed David Gardner as country manager and managing director for Philips Lighting, Australia and New Zealand.


Higher power prices draw new market entrants

27 January, 2017 by

Dramatic increases to household electricity bills across Australia — particularly in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia — are behind a German battery group's entry into the fledgling Australian household energy storage market.


Leading the charge in district energy

17 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: University of Technology

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has signed an agreement with Brookfield Energy Australia that will see the supply of cooling thermal energy under Broadway from the Central Park Thermal Plant.


Get up to date on energy storage

16 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: SolarQuip

Glen Morris (VP of the Energy Storage Council) will be presenting another series of four-day residential Solar + Storage training courses at Moora Moora Community Cooperative near Healesville, Victoria. The next course is 7–10 February 2017, with another four scheduled between now and mid-June.


Solar solution

10 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Trina Solar

Mildura Airport is one of Australia's busiest regional airports and is growing every day. In the face of rapid expansion, the facility was facing an energy problem that could limit potential development.


Crocodile Dundee hotel goes solar

03 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Trina Solar

Walkabout Creek Hotel, made famous in the 1986 movie Crocodile Dundee, has gone solar with 24 solar panels on its beer garden roof producing enough energy for its needs and some for the grid.


Database supports renewables grid integration

22 December, 2016 by

Australia's most advanced database of local and international renewable energy grid integration projects has been released to support innovation in the national energy system.


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