Australia’s states and territories have taken the lead in the country’s push to deploy renewables such as solar, as well as storage, despite a lack of action at the federal level, according to a new report.
One of the world’s leading climate experts says Australia needs to aim for 100 per cent renewables within two decades as part of its efforts to meet climate targets, and it stands to reap enormous economic – and environmental – benefits if it does.
Multinational oil company Shell is reportedly assessing the viability of a planned 250 MW solar power plant in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Australia, having received approval for the project from the local council.
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.
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