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Category: CleanTech Bites

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The curious case of South Australia's fossil fuel bidding patterns

The curious case of South Australia’s fossil fuel bidding patterns

When the main interconnector closed in South Australia prices surged. But the bidding patterns by the fossil fuels generators were curiously spaced.

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Infigen revenue jumps sharply on more wind, higher electricity prices

Infigen revenue jumps sharply on more wind, higher electricity prices

Infigen Energy says big rise in quarterly revenue due mainly to higher merchant electricity prices in South Australia, strong winds and higher LGC prices.

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Installation begins on 500kW solar array for Canberra Hospital

Installation begins on 500kW solar array for Canberra Hospital

ACT govt-funded installation of 500kW solar array is underway at Canberra Hospital, part of project that will save it $490,000 by 2017-18.

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Australia’s renewable energy policy is short sighted and creating problems

Australia’s renewable energy policy is short sighted and creating problems

BNEF and Clean Energy Regulator warn renewables market headed for shortfall, RET policy has “fundamental holes in it.”

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AGL taps government investment funds to help it meet RET obligations

AGL taps government investment funds to help it meet RET obligations

AGL Energy taps two govt-owned funds for new renewables investment vehicle it will use to defray costs of developing new projects.

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South Australia targets battery storage in new renewables auction

South Australia targets battery storage in new renewables auction

South Australia says 25% of its energy needs will come from “dispatchable” renewables, such as solar with battery storage and biomass.

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CEFC hits record $837m of clean energy investments in 2015-16

CEFC hits record $837m of clean energy investments in 2015-16

Clean Energy Finance Corp marks 3rd year of operation with record investment level, plus 73% year-on-year increase in value of new investment commitments.

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Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar and battery powered airplane has successfully circumnavigated the globe, flying more than 42,000km in 17 legs using only the power of the sun.

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Senvion to supply wind turbines for Coober Pedy off-grid hybrid plant

Senvion to supply wind turbines for Coober Pedy off-grid hybrid plant

Senvion to supply wind turbines for ARENA-backed wind, solar and storage microgrid that will take remote SA mining town to 70% renewables.

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Coonooer Bridge claims highest output of Australian wind farms

Coonooer Bridge claims highest output of Australian wind farms

Newly completed Coonooer Bridge wind farm achieves capacity factor of nearly 50 per cent in the first full three months since it began operations.

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New $100m solar fund to target large-scale, "blue chip" solar assets

New $100m solar fund to target large-scale, “blue chip” solar assets

Impact Investment Group’s new $100m solar fund, headed by former Pacific Hydro chief Lane Crockett, will buy operational solar farms ranging from 1MW-30MW.