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South Australia identified as possible base for international hydrogen supply chain

Japan’s biggest oil refiner Eneos and French renewables developer Neoen have announced they will undertake a joint study looking at the potential development of an international supply chain for an affordable and stable supply of green hydrogen produced from renewable energy in South Australia.

AEMO ‘white paper’ points to inverters as possible path to 100% renewables

The Australian Energy Market Operator is looking to fast-track the deployment of advanced inverter capabilities to support Australia’s “once-in-a-lifetime transition” to a power system featuring reduced synchronous generation, such as coal-fired generation.


Octopus Group partners with CEFC to accelerate solar farm projects

The Australian arm of global fund manager Octopus Group has expanded its renewable energy portfolio, teaming with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to purchase the rights to develop two proposed utility scale solar-storage hybrid power plants in Victoria’s Gippsland region.


UNSW research team to target improved solar PV cells after funding win

Researchers at the University of New South Wales will look to improve the quality of advanced solar PV cells after the project secured a share of more than $1.5 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Project Grants.

Rooftop solar shines bright in Australian market

Australia’s rooftop solar PV market has emerged as the second largest generator by capacity in the nation with new data published by the Australian Energy Council showing that small-scale solar is overshadowed only by coal-fired generation.


Construction of Jabiru solar+storage hybrid project hits next phase

Work on the Jabiru Hybrid Renewable Project – featuring solar PV and battery energy storage – has achieved another milestone with project developer Energy Developments Limited confirming clearing works for the power plant being built in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park are now complete.

EGP confirms expansion with 125 MW battery storage plans approved

Renewable energy developer Elliott Green Power is pushing ahead with expansion plans while continuing to seek a buyer for its Australian solar PV assets, announcing it has received approval to develop a utility scale battery alongside the 75 MW Susan River Solar Farm in regional Queensland.


Maoneng pushes safety message for Mornington battery system

Less than a week after fire broke out at the Victoria Big Battery in Geelong, Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng has given lithium iron phosphate batteries the tick of approval, declaring it will use the technology at its utility scale battery energy storage system planned for Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.


Mining giant unveils $73 million hybrid solar+storage project

Mining giant BHP has taken another step on the path towards a renewable energy future, commissioning a 48.2 MW solar + storage hybrid power facility that will help power its Nickel West mining operations in regional Western Australia.

ARENA tips $25 million funding package to drive EV uptake

Petrol retailer Ampol will install more than 120 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across its service station network after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency awarded it a share of almost $25 million in funding designed to drive the uptake of electric vehicles in Australia.

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