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Category: Renewables

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Windlab to build world-leading solar-wind-storage hybrid project in Qld

Windlab to build world-leading solar-wind-storage hybrid project in Qld

The era of solar and wind storage is already here, with Windlab to begin construction of world-leading wind-solar-battery storage complex in north Queensland.

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Do Australian wind turbines all blow at the same time?

Do Australian wind turbines all blow at the same time?

How correlated is the wind output from the various states? And how much will we rely on some form of storage?

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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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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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South Australia’s electricity price woes are more due to gas than wind

South Australia’s electricity price woes are more due to gas than wind

South Australia’s wind farms have been blamed for price spikes, but without them the volatility would be even worse.

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Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Solaray selected for Australian-first project to install 30kW of solar and 43.2kWh of Enphase li-ion battery storage at student housing co-op.

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ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA to provide $10m to Chinese wind giant to build Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm, although grant is nearly four times more than being asked by projects in large scale solar tender.

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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.

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Queensland 30MW solar farm green-lighted by council

Queensland 30MW solar farm green-lighted by council

Another solar farm has been approved for development in Queensland, this time a 30MW PV plant in the state’s Western Downs region, to be built by FRV.

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Failed gas unit caused biggest spike in electricity price, regulator says

Failed gas unit caused biggest spike in electricity price, regulator says

Biggest spike in electricity prices in South Australia in last week of June caused by failure of gas generation unit, regulator says.