Funding initiative of $12.5 million for distributed energy integration announced by ARENA

ARENA to fund pilot projects and studies worth a total of $12.5 to optimize the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity network.

Carnegie Clean Energy acquires 10 MW farm and 10 MWh battery site in Western Australia

Perth-based Carnegie Clean Energy is expanding its early-stage solar and storage development project development. It’s latest site acquisition is slated for a 10 MW solar PV farm and 10 MWh battery site in WA.

Neoen’s 50 MW hydrogen electrolyser at proposed wind and solar facility in SA receives grant

French firm Neoen has begun development on a hydrogen electrolyser to be colocated alongside a 150 MW wind project and 150 MW solar farm. The project has been awarded a grant of $1 million by the South Australian Renewable Technology fund, with more funding yet to be approved.


Bali volcano threat prompts distribution of solar-powered TVs, kits

Not-for-profit Kopernic provides disaster relief in Bali with the distribution of solar-powered televisions and kits.

Solar-powered saloon turns heads in solar race

Dutch solar-powered car, with an average speed of 69 km/h and a carrying capacity of up to five people, has been hailed as the future of solar powered cars after competing in the World Solar Challenge.

Queensland receives huge response to 400 MW renewables and 100 MW storage tender

The tender was part of a raft of announcements, including confirmation of a commitment to source 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030. Queensland is fast emerging as a large scale solar hotspot, with hundreds of megawatts either having reached financial close or currently under construction.

UK’s Foresight to acquire 117 MW Australian PV from Canadian Solar

British firm to invest $64 million to acquire assets being developed in Queensland by Canadian Solar.

Dutch team Nuon Solar wins Australia solar car race

Since October 8 some 42 cars powered by solar energy raced their way across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide in the 30th World Solar Challenge. Delft University’s Nuon Solar grabbed its seventh win.

CS Energy signs PPA for 60 MW Australian PV+storage+wind hybrid energy park

The $150 million agreement between the government-owned CS Energy and the Kennedy Energy Park marks yet another positive step for Australia as as hybrid large scale solutions move into the market.