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ARENA to invest $20m in search for the next solar PV breakthrough

May 24, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA will invest A$20 million into solar photovoltaic (PV) research and development to make the technology more efficient and more affordable. ARENA Chief Executive Officer Ivor Frischknecht said the funding – to be awarded under the agency’s third competitive R&D funding round – would help reduce the future cost of solar PV. “This dedicated

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University of Newcastle unveils low cost ‘printed’ solar panels (VIDEO)

May 22, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The University of Newcastle unveiled its first printed solar demonstration site last week, which UON Professor Paul Dastoor believes could promote Australia as a global leader in printed solar in the coming years. Covering an area of one hundred square

Kidston Phase One Solar Project on track to achieve first generation in late 2017

May 16, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The construction of Phase One 50MW Kidston Solar Project (KSP1) is progressing on time and on budget, project proponent Genex Power Limited announced on Monday. Located some 270 kilometres north-west of Townsville in far north Queensland, the 50 MW Kidston

Ross River Solar Farm reaches financial close

May 2, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Construction is set to commence on the $225 million Ross River Solar Farm in Queensland after project proponents Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific announced that the project has reached financial close. Located on a 202-hectare former mango

Toyota expands use of clean fuel-cell technology for heavy-duty applications

April 24, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Toyota announced that it will scale-up its proprietary fuel-cell technology from the ground-breaking Mirai passenger car for use in heavy trucks as part of its strategy to broaden the application of zero-emission fuel cell technology in a range of industries.

ACCIONA Energy commences construction of the Mt Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria

April 20, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

ACCIONA Energy announced on Wednesday that it has commenced construction on the 132-megawatt Mount Gellibrand wind farm in Victoria. Located 17km west of Winchelsea, the wind farm will be equipped with forty-four Nordex AW125/3000 wind turbines and will

Entries for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards now open

April 14, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio has announced that entries are now open for the 2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards, which will be held on Thursday 26 October 2017 in Melbourne. Now in its 15th year, the