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WA continues push to become green hydrogen superpower

French renewables giant Engie and Pilbara ammonia producer Yara have secured $2 million in funding from a West Australian Government seemingly determined to transform the state into a renewable hydrogen superpower.

Surprise loss of ~420 MW of rooftop PV in South Australia shows forecasting key for future

An unexpected loss of more than 400 MW of rooftop PV in South Australia earlier this month has reinforced how critical accurate forecasting tools are for the management of networks with high shares of renewable energy.

World first for Gold Coast as new EV fast charger unveiled

World-first electric vehicle (EV) charging technology that is 50% quicker than existing 50 kW EV charging stations and capable of simultaneously charging two vehicles has been rolled out on the Gold Coast.

Inverter manufacturer doubles warranty for Australian market

Leading solar inverter manufacturer Goodwe has doubled the warranty provided with its on-grid inverters to 10 years as the company looks to build on its success in the Australian residential rooftop PV market with an increased presence in the commercial sector.

Government pumps $11 million into new transmission line

The Federal Government has added a new element to the National Electricity Market (NEM) equation by announcing it will provide up to $11 million to help progress the CopperString 2.0 transmission project in Queensland.

ACT includes 250 MW big battery in $307m budget announcement

The Australian Capital Territory Government continues its charge towards delivering big battery storage for Canberra’s energy grid with $100 million dedicated to provide at least 250 MW of large-scale battery storage.

Microgrid powers ahead with embedded network plan

Electricity retailer Microgrid Power is starting from scratch but plans to have a “substantial” portfolio of embedded solar PV networks, ranging in capacity from 100-300 kW each, established across Australia by the end of 2021.

ClearVue’s solar glass installation gets green light

Western Australia-based solar glass developer ClearVue has commenced installation of its transparent solar PV glazing panels at what will be the world’s first clear solar glass greenhouse.

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Pure Hydrogen signs MoU to build refuelling network

Australia’s Pure Hydrogen – a division of ASX-listed Real Energy – has partnered with U.S.-based Hyzon Motors to develop a chain of hydrogen refuelling stations in Australia.

AGL continues march towards 850 MW of large-scale battery storage

AGL remains on track to add at least 850 MW of new large-scale battery storage to its portfolio by 2024 after securing energy storage technology companies Fluence and Wärtsilä to supply up to 1 GW of grid-scale battery storage.