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Energex and Origin to roll out 35 neighbourhood batteries in solar soaked regional city

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 22:05

Queensland will install 35 neighbourhood batteries to soak up the excess solar in one of the state’s top 10 rooftop PV postcodes.

The post Energex and Origin to roll out 35 neighbourhood batteries in solar soaked regional city appeared first on RenewEconomy.

NSW announces grants to help big manufacturers slash emissions

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 20:01

New South Wales state government to support four of the state’s highest emitting manufacturers to transition into low-carbon facilities.

The post NSW announces grants to help big manufacturers slash emissions appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Australian solar forecasting innovator snapped up by EU energy giant

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 19:56

Norway-based independent energy expert taps Aussie-made solar data and forecasting upstart, Solcast.

The post Australian solar forecasting innovator snapped up by EU energy giant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

First solar hydrogen project strikes offtake deal, to nearly double solar farm

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 19:27

A green hydrogen project that promises to be one of the first in Australia to produce at a commercial scale has signed up its first offtake partner.

The post First solar hydrogen project strikes offtake deal, to nearly double solar farm appeared first on RenewEconomy.

UNSW rooftop solar mapping tool puts power in consumer hands – for free

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 17:58

Australian PV Institute launches new version of UNSW-developed online solar calculator, making it free to use for anyone seeking to install rooftop PV or a home battery.

The post UNSW rooftop solar mapping tool puts power in consumer hands – for free appeared first on RenewEconomy.

ACT switches on its first big battery on path to full electrification

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:59

ACT government switches on 10MW/20MWh Queanbeyan battery – one of at least two big batteries commissioned to aid the territory's shift to all-electric renewables.

The post ACT switches on its first big battery on path to full electrification appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Retired coal sites to be transformed into multi-day iron-air batteries

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 16:36

Two 10MW/1,000MWh multi-day iron-air battery storage systems will be deployed at two retiring coal plant sites in the US.

The post Retired coal sites to be transformed into multi-day iron-air batteries appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Energy Transformed Podcast: Amping up – Victoria’s energy transition

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 15:33

In the final part of our Energy Transformed podcast series we look at Victoria’s ground-breaking path from brown coal to green energy, and the role that the new public utility will play in the transition.

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Victoria’s biggest wind farm lures major new investor, with billions earmarked for renewables

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 14:40

Ikea buys into $3 billion wind and battery project in Victoria as part of multi-billion dollar renewable spend.

The post Victoria’s biggest wind farm lures major new investor, with billions earmarked for renewables appeared first on RenewEconomy.

University of Adelaide researchers successfully split seawater to produce green hydrogen

Wed, 02/01/2023 - 00:40

Researchers from the University of Adelaide say they have successfully split seawater without pre-treatment to produce green hydrogen.

The post University of Adelaide researchers successfully split seawater to produce green hydrogen appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Forrest plans multi-billion dollar battery business, hopes to land five big green energy deals

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 19:11

Andrew Forrest says "world leading" WAE could turn into a multi-billion dollar battery technology business, expects to seal five big green energy deals this year.

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Energy Insiders Podcast: Do we have enough lithium?

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 18:26

Lithium analyst Rodney Hooper on supply and demand for key battery metal. Plus: Solar has killed coal, but can it kill gas?

The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Do we have enough lithium? appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Gas prices boost Origin’s profit, as “green” takeover bidder seeks partners

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 17:32

Origin releases dramatically higher earnings guidance amid speculation over the commitment of suitors Brookfield and EIG.

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NSW shortlists 4.3GW of wind, solar and storage projects in first renewables auction

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 14:58

NSW shortlists 4.3GW of wind, solar and storage projects in first auction in its plan to replace coal with renewables.

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“We could do better:” Forrest to use own tech after US partner pulls Plug on electrolyser factory

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 11:58

Fortescue to use its own hydrogen technologies at Gladstone factory after US-based Plug Power pulls out, saying the economics did not make the project worthwhile.

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Wind turbine catches fire in one of Australia’s oldest wind projects

Thu, 01/26/2023 - 02:33

A wind turbine caught fire at one of the country's oldest wind projects, not for the first time.

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AEMO report confirms wind and solar best cure for fossil fuel hyper-inflation

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 20:30

Coal and gas are in a long structural terminal decline, renewables are booming and pushing expensive, unreliable, polluting fossil fuels out of the market.

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Palaszczuk announces Australia-first critical minerals facility for battery storage

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 20:10

Queensland says $75 million facility represents a "Eureka" moment for the shift to critical minerals to support renewables and battery storage.

The post Palaszczuk announces Australia-first critical minerals facility for battery storage appeared first on RenewEconomy.

Another two big battery projects jostle for position and contracts in Hunter Valley

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 19:42

RES has begun dipping its toes into the battery market, and has added another storage project to the growing pipeline in the Hunter Valley.

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Coal states miss out on benefits of cheap wind and solar, pay twice the price of power

Tue, 01/24/2023 - 05:01

States most dependent on fossil fuels hit by surging prices, despite lowest ever coal output, the lowest gas generation for 18 years, and record wind and solar.

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