Phase one of a 4MW floating solar array being developed at a waste-water plant in South Australia has been launched – an Australian first.
Category: Community Power
Utility 2.0 is the shift to efficient, low-carbon, flexible electricity. But it won’t work unless it stems the flow of energy dollars out of communities.
One of Australia’s first, and biggest community-owned solar farms set to be launched in Tathra on NSW south coast. The project’s 200 PV panels – arranged to spell the word ‘imagine’ – will help power the town’s treatment facility.
Shares in one of Australia’s first community solar projects – 500kW array at International Convention Centre Sydney – to be offered to public end 2015.
Byron shire aims for zero net emissions within 10 years, the first region in Australia to reach that goal. ‘All revolutions start from the bottom up, and what is required is a revolution,’ said Stephen Bygrave, head of Beyond Zero Emissions, which is providing a blue-print for the plan.
Projects in Lismore, Mullumbimby and Coffs Harbour – including solar, mini-hydro and bio-gas – get funding from NSW government.
Sydney company Pamada says work has begun on its $190m Kyoto Energy Park project combining wind, solar and a “water battery” – despite RET uncertainty.