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Alternative Energy News: Australian Focus

New Tablelands wind farm granted green light by State Government, with construction due late-2018 - The Cairns Post


The Cairns Post

New Tablelands wind farm granted green light by State Government, with construction due late-2018
The Cairns Post
The wind farm is the third to have been approved for the Tablelands, with Ratch Australia's existing Windy Hill project at Ravenshoe, and construction about halfway through completion at the company's Mt Emerald project at Walkamin. Energy Minister ...

Town battery aims to stabilise remote section of power grid - PACE Today


PACE Today

Town battery aims to stabilise remote section of power grid
PACE Today
It is supported by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on behalf of the Australian Government with $1.44 million in grant funding. Associate Professor Nesimi Ertugrul, from the University of Adelaide's School of Electrical and Electronic ...

The two-day Renewable Cities conference will kick off in Adelaide on Wednesday - The Advertiser


The Advertiser

The two-day Renewable Cities conference will kick off in Adelaide on Wednesday
The Advertiser
The two-day Renewable Cities conference will kick off at the Convention Centre on Wednesday, where industry experts will spruik the economic benefits of increasing the uptake of EVs in Australia. Earlier this year, PwC released a report suggesting $2.9 ...

Greenpeace leads campaign against Statoil/Equinor plans to drill for oil and gas in Great Australian Bight - The Advertiser


The Advertiser

Greenpeace leads campaign against Statoil/Equinor plans to drill for oil and gas in Great Australian Bight
The Advertiser
“Our aim is to convert natural resources into energy for people and progress for society and, in the next 20-30 years, hydrocarbons will be a necessary part of the solution, alongside increased renewable energy investments. Irrespective of which ...

Adelaide University's mobile battery energy storage system up and running in Cape Jervis - NEWS.com.au


NEWS.com.au

Adelaide University's mobile battery energy storage system up and running in Cape Jervis
NEWS.com.au
... more new storage technologies. The project was supported by SAPN, Energy Networks Australia, SA Government, and a $1.44 million grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Originally published as Battery to power up Cape Jervis ...

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Why Narrabri should choose wind, solar over CSG - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Why Narrabri should choose wind, solar over CSG
RenewEconomy
The new report, based on modelling by the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, has found that Narrabri has “enormous potential” to contribute to Australia's shift to renewable energy, with scope for the construction of between 1GW and 4.5GW of large ...

The state of energy storage in Australia - Manufacturers' Monthly


Manufacturers' Monthly

The state of energy storage in Australia
Manufacturers' Monthly
Sanjeev Gupta, chairman of the GFG Alliance and majority shareholder of SIMEC ZEN Energy , talked about the state of energy storage in Australia, ahead of the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition (AES 2018) where he will be the keynote ...

Solar microgrid to launch in the heart of coal country - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Solar microgrid to launch in the heart of coal country
The Sydney Morning Herald
It would be the first major trial of a blockchain-based virtual microgrid in Australia. “The 'virtual microgrid' concept brings an alternative approach to energy where the control remains with the customers, rather than retailers, who can choose to opt ...

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The fertile crescent of Australian solar farms now tops 30GW - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

The fertile crescent of Australian solar farms now tops 30GW
RenewEconomy
There are few solar farms currently operating in north Queensland, only two very small solar farms in South Australia, and there's plenty of gaps to fill in within NSW before the fertile crescent is harvested. All in all, SunWiz & RenewEconomy's Large ...

Water from thin air, powered by the sun: US tech to be trialled in Australia - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Water from thin air, powered by the sun: US tech to be trialled in Australia
RenewEconomy
US technology that can harvest drinking water from “thin air” using the power of the sun is set to be trialled in Australia, with backing from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. ARENA said on Monday that was providing $420,000 in funding to ...

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