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ARENA announces 12$m assistance for 30MW SA Battery

September 21, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide up to $12 million in funding for a new large-scale battery designed to demonstrate how energy storage can strengthen the grid and potentially lower energy prices. The 30MW, 8MWh battery, to be deployed at the Dalrymple substation on the Yorke Peninsula, is the second phase of the …

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GE introduces its largest onshore wind turbine for low to medium wind speed sites

September 18, 2017 • Sustainability, World NewsComments (0)

GE Renewable Energy has introduced its new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine featuring the largest rotor in the segment and an innovative blade design. Lauded as GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date, the 4.8-158 is equipped with a 158 meter rotor

Genex’s Kidston Project on target for first generation in late 2017  

September 6, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Genex Power Limited has delivered the latest update regarding the construction program for its Phase One 50KW Kidston Solar Project (KSP1). The company told the ASX that the construction continues to remain on time and on budget, with first generation

Stage two of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project edges closer to construction

August 23, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Powerlink and Genex Power Limited have inked an agreement to progress Stage 2 of the Kidston Hydro-Solar Project that combined with stage one will support up to 500 construction jobs. The agreement will kick-start a range of key activities critical to the

The world’s biggest solar thermal plant to bring 700 new jobs in Port Augusta

August 16, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced that California-based renewable energy company SolarReserve has been awarded a contract to build a 150MW solar thermal plant near Port Augusta. A key part of the State Government’s Energy Plan, the 150MW

RCR Tomlinson wins EPC contracts for two large-scale solar projects in Northern Queensland

August 14, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Diversified engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson Ltd has secured a further two contracts for work on large solar projects. The contracts, which have a combined value of $315 million, will see RCR deliver the 150MWac Daydream Solar Farm and the

New ‘power to gas’ trial could solve storage problem that limits renewable energy use

August 9, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Wollongong-based company AquaHydrex is developing an innovative device that could see excess renewable energy stored in the existing gas grid and used to decarbonise Australia’s gas supply. The project – which received $5 million in funding from ARENA –