Hydrostor secures financing to complete Australia’s first compressed air storage facility

Canada’s Hydrostor has closed US$37 million (AU$54,6 million) in growth financing. The company plans to use the funding to complete construction of the 5 MW/10 MWh Angas Project in South Australia and to advance its 2 GW pipeline of large-scale advanced compressed air energy storage projects.

ARENA investigates use of renewables in industrial process heating

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is allocating $460,500 in funding to investigate opportunities for using renewables in process heating in manufacturing.

ClearVue doubles solar PV glass size

Western Australia-based solar glass developer ClearVue has announced it is now able to produce larger floor-height sized power-generating insulated glass units and window panels. The company hopes this will open new sales opportunities.

GE to supply 100 MW/300 MWh battery for South Australia solar farm

GE Renewable Energy has been chosen to supply a massive battery for the 200 MW Solar River Project in South Australia.

Another big solar farm nears completion in vulnerable part of Victorian grid

The 106 MW Yatpool Solar Farm is nearing completion. The project is located in north-west Victoria notorious for grid limitations.

Canberra: First city outside Europe to transition to 100% renewable electricity

The Australian Capital Territory will soon become the first state or territory in Australia to achieve a transition to 100% renewable electricity and join a handful of major jurisdictions across globe that have made the move.

Western Australia opens Renewable Hydrogen Fund

The Western Australian Government has launched a $10 million Renewable Hydrogen Fund in a bid to drive a new job-creating industry harnessing the state’s renewable resources. The fund’s strategic focus areas will be export, remote applications, blending in gas network and transport.

Another Victoria solar rebate offering taken up in minutes

September’s second round offering was snapped up in under half an hour, signaling there is still a long way to go before supply catches up with demand.

Victoria introduces new solar farm guidelines to all planning schemes

New planning guidelines for large scale solar development in Victoria are now part of all state planning schemes. The Victorian government hopes to deliver consistent guidance in terms of choosing the right locations for solar development and encourage investment as it moves towards its 50% renewables goal by 2030.

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ACT to phase out natural gas, pursue electrification of transport

After it had contracted enough generation to future-proof its 100% renewables target, the Australian Capital Territory has unveiled the next phase of its strategy towards zero net emissions with several nation-first policies.

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