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Fortescue Metals unveils massive solar ambition

Iron ore mining giant Fortescue Metals Group has revealed ambitious plans to build one of the biggest renewable energy portfolios in the world, delivering more than 235 GW of renewable capacity, or five times the current capacity of Australia’s National Energy Market.


SwitchDin teams up with Fronius on remote PV control

Energy management software company SwitchDin has urged operators in the Australian renewable energy market to work collaboratively as the decentralised generation model becomes increasingly dominant.

Renewable electricity share records tumble, rooftop PV leading the way

November is still in its infancy but Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is on track to record its third consecutive month of achieving more than 30% renewable energy.

MPS to deliver solar for regional WA schools

Western Australia government-owned utility Horizon Power has engaged Mechanical Project Services to install a combined 2.1 MW of rooftop solar on about 30 schools around the state.

Powerlink partners with BOM for ‘near real time’ solar data

Queensland transmission network service provider Powerlink has announced an “industry-first partnership”with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology as it looks to improve planning and decision-making for its energy network.

IEA report rubbishes Morrison’s gas-led energy plan

An International Energy Agency report led up by Rolf Frischknecht from Treeze in Switzerland and under the joint project management of the University of New South Wales’ José Bilbao has measured the lifecycle emissions of both residential solar PV with battery storage and gas-generated grid electricity. The results are not particularly surprising, only the Morrison Government’s ongoing obduracy is.

Vic Big Battery to unlock renewables

Victoria will be home to one of the world’s largest lithium-ion batteries with the 300 MW / 450 MWh Victoria Big Battery to be constructed on the outskirts of Geelong.


Sonnen to share revenues for grid services with consumers under new plan

Residential battery manufacturer Sonnen has unveiled a new power tariff program which signals a major shift for the Australian market.

Aussie councils step up for renewables, reap awards

Dozens of elected local government representatives from around Australia are the latest to reject the Federal Government’s gas-led economic recovery plan, committing instead to a “sustainable” economic future.

Solar hydrogen to drive Fortescue Metals’ Pilbara workers

Mining giant Fortescue Metals Group is on track to transport workers at the company’s Christmas Creek iron ore mine with hydrogen-fuelled buses after gas supplier BOC confirmed it has been engaged to install renewable hydrogen production and refuelling facilities at the Pilbara site.


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