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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.