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‘Water battery’ a winner for Australian university

An award-winning Australian solar-powered ‘water battery’ has been lauded as an unmitigated success with figures from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) revealing the system generated more than 3 GWh of electricity in its first 12 months of operation.

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Gold miner rolls out solar PV and battery system at exploration camp

Australian gold mining company Gold Road Resources will be relying on a ‘state-of-the-art’ renewable energy system as it continues operations at its Yamarna exploration camp about 1,200 kilometres east of Perth.

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Australia No.1 in the world for installed solar PV capacity per capita

Australia has cemented its place at the vanguard of the solar energy industry with a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report confirming the nation has the highest installed solar PV capacity per capita in the world.

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Transmission Project declared ‘critical’ as NSW pushes ahead with first REZ

The Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Transmission Project has been declared a ‘Critical State Significant Infrastructure’ project, with the New South Wales Government granting it priority status throughout the approvals process.

Melbourne Water takes plunge with 19 MW solar farm

Construction is set to commence on one of the largest behind-the-meter solar power installations in Australia with Beon Energy Solutions to begin work next month on a 19 MW solar farm at Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP).

Investors shatter state expectations with REZ submissions

Renewable energy investors have shattered the Queensland Government’s expectations with the state’s Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) attracting more than $90 billion in project proposals.

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CSIRO confirms solar, wind cheapest options for new-build power

Solar PV and wind are the cheapest sources of energy in Australia and a new CSIRO report predicts they will continue to win the new electricity generation price war well into the future.

Vanadium flow battery technology put to test in South Australia

Australia’s first utility-scale vanadium flow battery will be built in regional South Australia and will demonstrate the technology’s potential to provide energy and frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) for the national grid.

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Taylor’s latest emissions data lashed as ‘woefully inadequate’

New emissions reduction “projections” released by the Federal Government show Australia is on track to achieve its Paris 2030 target but the figures have been condemned with environmental organisation Greenpeace describing them as “woefully inadequate”.

Leaked government report highlights risks with EV taxes

Plans to introduce new taxes for electric vehicles (EVs) have been undermined by a leaked government paper which warns applying new charges without other support for the technology could discourage Australia’s move to electric and low-emissions vehicles.

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