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ARENA-backed project to enable better integration of renewable energy and improve grid stability

July 31, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Innovative energy tech company NOJA Power has been awarded $5 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to develop a smart switchgear that will ensure the electricity grid is stable as renewable energy is integrated. According to ARENA, the switchgear will monitor energy flow including voltage, current and phase angles on

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Tesla to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery for SA

July 10, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

South Australia will soon boast the world’s largest lithium ion battery which will be paired with Neoen’s Hornsdale Wind Farm in the state’s Mid North. The 100MW / 129MWh battery will be built by Tesla under a historic agreement between Tesla, French

Photon Energy to build a 316 MW solar plant in NSW

July 6, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Global solar power solutions and services company Photon Energy has unveiled plans to build the biggest PV project in NSW, comparable in size to conventional utility scale power stations. The 316 MW solar power plant, which would be constructed on 590 ha of

Kidston hydro and solar project awarded critical infrastructure status

July 4, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Genex’s $1.05 billion Kidston hydro and solar project had been granted ‘critical infrastructure status’. According to the Premier, the move was aimed at reducing “red tape” road blocks and

Proposed $280m Granville Harbour wind farm achieves significant milestone

June 29, 2017 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The $280-million Granville Harbour wind farm on Tasmania’s West coast has edged closer to realisation with the signing of a power purchase agreement between Hydro Tasmania and project proponent WestCoast Wind. The deal will see Hydro Tasmania purchase about

Australia’s third largest wind farm comes online

June 28, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Victoria has edged closer to achieving its 25% renewables target by 2020 with the official opening of the Ararat wind farm. Developed by Renewable Energy Systems (RES), the 240MW wind farm is the third largest in Australia, capable of generating enough

Major Nectar Farms expansion to create 1,300 jobs in Western Victoria

June 28, 2017 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian horticulture company Nectar Farms will kick-start a major expansion of its business at Stawell that also involves the construction of the 196MW Bulgana wind farm and a 20MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system. Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday