Standards Australia wrapped up public consultation last week on a draft standard for battery storage, setting the stage for the development of a comprehensive framework for future deployment.
Only a month after signing a deal with Tesla for the world’s largest lithium-ion storage project, the South Australian government has inked a generation project agreement with U.S. firm Solar Reserve for a massive solar thermal plant project, touted as the world’s biggest.
The new drone features standard solar cells, which are encapsulated in composite material without losing efficiency.
Undergoing a complete transformation, the site of the hotly contested Collinsville coal-fired power station and mine is set to become Queensland’s solar hotspot. The state-owned green lender secures financial backing for two more solar farms, bringing some important new investors.
Seeking to hedge against instability in electricity supply and utility price hikes, South Australia is relentlessly increasing its renewable electricity generation capacity, tapping into its abundant sustainable energy potential. This time, the state is set to host a combined solar and methane power plant, believed to be an Australian first.
The massive utility-scale PV plant will be built by the Singapore-based developer in Queensland Western Downs, near Wandoan, for an estimated investment of up to AU$2bn. Storage component likely to be added at later date.
Enel Green Power and the Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) have selected Spain’s Elecnor to provide EPC services for the 137 MW second phase of the Bungala solar project near Port Augusta, South Australia. The turnkey contract is valued at A$173 million ($137.7 million).
The German PV company has received the order for a 39 MW solar plant in Australia. Meanwhile in the U.S., Phoenix Solar has been negotiating two other projects.
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