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‘Hypocrisy’: Australian drive to ban fossil fuel ads launched

A campaign to ban fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships has launched in Australia supported by a number of healthcare and environmental groups.


Spanish giant plans $26 billion investment in Australian renewables following government change

Spanish energy and construction giant Acciona plans to massively expand its investment in Australian renewable projects over the next five years, following the new federal government’s pledge to upgrade national electricity transmission networks.


‘Missing piece of the puzzle’: 3 GW of battery projects make it to ARENA’s grid forming shortlist

ARENA today announced 12 projects with a combined capacity of 3 GW are on the shortlist for its $100 million Large Scale Battery Storage Round which aims to support to rollout of storage fitted with grid forming capacities.

Queensland takes out 14 of the top 15 performing solar assets in June

Winter has proven no feat for the sunshine state, which is home to basically all of Australia’s best performing PV assets, senior Rystad analyst David Dixon finds.


Agrivoltaics adding value to crops with low agricultural yield

A group of 35 French agricultural entrepreneurs decided to change their agricultural practices to adapt to the low quality of their groundwater and chose agrivoltaics as a way to compensate for crop yield losses.

German consortium plans to build world’s largest heat pump

Basf and Man Energy announced a plan to build a 120 MW renewables-powered heat pump for steam production at an industrial site operated by Basf in the Rhineland-Palatinate region, Germany. The feasibility study for the project should be completed by the end of this year.

Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell with TOPCon structure hits 27.6% efficiency

A research group led by Chinese manufacturer JinkoSolar has developed a tandem perovskite-silicon cell with a subcell based on TOPCon tech. The group succeeded in reducing voltage losses in the silicon sub-cell by minimising the shunting probability during device fabrication.

New V2G chargers progress Flinders University’s ‘virtual battery’ vision

South Australia’s Flinders University has installed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers to fully utilise the battery capacity of its growing electric vehicle fleet. It plans to use the distributed EV fleet to supply power to the campus grid in the evening with the initiative supported by $350,000 of funding from the state government.

AEMO to restore national energy market

The market operator today announced a “staged” return to the national energy market’s normal operations as 4000 MW of generation capacity comes back into operation.

NSW & Queensland budgets handed down, both link clean energy investments to prosperity

Both New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland handed down their 2022-23 state budgets on Tuesday pushing the line that clean energy investments would lead the states to future prosperity.

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