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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

Scenarios by Australian Market Operator suggest wind and solar could be capable of providing 80 per cent of South Australia’s electricity demand within 5 years.

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Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Australia’s Macquarie Group wins bid to buy Britain’s Green Investment Bank, handing it more than $A6.8bn of green infrastructure assets and projects.

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Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla adds energy monitoring to mobile app ahead of Powerwall 2 delivery

Tesla mobile app update allows Powerwall owners to monitor and manage their solar and battery storage “power flow”.

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Queensland wants "huge renewables hub" built near major coal port

Queensland wants “huge renewables hub” built near major coal port

Queensland government calls for expressions of interest to develop up to 450MW of large-scale solar, wind or biofuels near Gladstone coal port.

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Turnbull says Tasmania wind, hydro can become "energy battery" for Australia

Turnbull says Tasmania wind, hydro can become “energy battery” for Australia

Turnbull unveils plans for up to 2,500MW pumped hydro in Tasmania, a possible “energy battery” in the “distributed, renewable era”.

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Carnegie raises $18m for Northam solar farm and micro-grids

Carnegie raises $18m for Northam solar farm and micro-grids

Carnegie to accelerate pipeline of large scale solar farms and renewable-based micro-grids after securing $18m in capital raising – three times its original target.

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Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

240MW Ararat Wind Farm now operating at full capacity, powering 120,000 homes – 37,000 of them in Canberra.

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Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Graph of Day: Germany reaches 51% renewables

Renewable energy accounts for 51 per cent of German electricity production for whole week, with total for year to date at 36.5 per cent.

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Frydenberg to visit world's tallest solar tower

Frydenberg to visit world’s tallest solar tower

Federal energy minister to lead trade delegation to Israel, including visit to what will be world’s tallest solar tower.

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Innovation: Nano-Nouvelle battery boosting technology one step closer to market

Innovation: Nano-Nouvelle battery boosting technology one step closer to market

Nano-Nouvelle says lithium-ion battery boosting technology is ready for use on commercial battery production lines.