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CSIRO brings science, not politics, to electricity cost debate

Some nuclear fans claim Australia’s national science agency has a position on the country’s energy mix. CSIRO Chief Executive Doug Hilton writes that is both wrong and a fundamental misinterpretation of the GenCost report.

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Queensland breaks ground on $5bn CopperString project

The Queensland government has broken ground on the $5 billion CopperString transmission line project that is to stretch across the state’s north, connecting the region to the national grid and helping to unlock an estimated 6 GW of renewable energy resources.

Beon secures EPC contract for solar and battery project

Beon Energy Solutions has been appointed the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the $190 million Quorn Park solar and battery hybrid project being developed by Enel Green Power near Parkes in western New South Wales.

UNSW researchers eye redesigned panel as part of recycling plans

Researchers at the University of New South Wales will look to develop a redesigned PV panel that allows for easier recycling having secured $5 million in federal government funding to help transform Australia’s solar panel recycling industry.

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Hydrogen vehicle maker Hyzon confirms exit from Australian market

United States-based hydrogen fuel cell manufacturer Hyzon has announced it will halt its operations in Australia, citing challenging market conditions and waning government support.

Horizon report reveals learnings from solar and hydrogen microgrid project

The development of a custom control program that allows for the autonomous management of the sub-systems that make up a hybrid solar and green hydrogen microgrid helping to power the Western Australian town of Denham is among the key lessons outlined in a new report released by the state government.

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HMC announces seed investment for planned 15 GW clean energy platform

Australian asset manager HMC Capital has signed a $50 million deal to acquire a majority stake in Sydney-headquartered battery project developer Stor-Energy as part of its push into the renewable energy sector.

Victoria pumps $4 million in to boost rooftop PV roll out

More than $4 million will be delivered to seven commercial providers to support the installation of rooftop solar and electric hot water systems at scale as the Victorian government pushes ahead with its plan to transition to all-electric homes across the state.

BayWa seeks federal approval for combined 1.2 GWh of big batteries

BayWa r.e. is seeking federal environmental approval for two proposed renewable energy projects featuring up to 312 MW of generation and a combined 1.2 GWh of battery energy storage capacity.

Microgrids empowering regional and remote communities across Australia

Small collections of electricity generators, or microgrids, have long been used in disaster recovery, when network supply falters during bushfires or cyclones. But now the technology is being used to provide secure, 24-7 supplies of clean energy in Australian communities where connection to the main electricity grid is but a pipedream.

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