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FRV Australia delivers first hybrid solar-storage power plant

Global renewables project developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures says its 5 MW solar and battery hybrid power plant near Dalby in southern Queensland has been completed and is now operational.

Queensland outshines interstate rivals in rooftop solar stakes

Victorian solar company Solar Run has identified Queensland’s “aggressive” renewable energy policies as the driver for the state’s impressive PV installation rates with new analysis showing it leads Australia with more than 54,000 installs.

Transmission line go-ahead gets Western Australia’s Pilbara Green Link moving

Western Australia’s energy provider Horizon Power has awarded GHD Group the task of overseeing the preliminary design of the Pilbara Green Link’s transmission lines and substations.


Buildings as renewable energy hubs in clear view of smart window company

A Western Australian smart window technology manufacturer has secured a repeat order from the USA hot on the heels of its role in Australia’s first commercial building installation in Victoria.


Benefits of floating solar on display for agribusiness sector in Victoria

A 50 kW floating solar system deployed on a lake at Lardner Park in southeast Victoria is being used to demonstrate the benefits of the technology for Australia’s agribusiness sector, including its ability to utilise water bodies instead of pastures that contribute directly to farming profit.

Rio to install two 5.25 MW solar farms at NT mine site

Resources giant Rio Tinto will install two 5.25 MW solar farms at its Northern Territory Gove Peninsula bauxite mine to reduce carbon emissions and leave sustainable power supply for First Nations people after the mine’s closure later this decade.

Pumped hydro projects declared high priority by NSW government

Three pumped hydro projects that would deliver a combined 1,035 MW / 9,480 MWh of dispatchable capacity are among six projects that have been declared critical state significant infrastructure by the New South Wales government, potentially smoothing the way for their approval.


Community microgrid calls on residential solar to support energy security

Construction has begun on a solar and battery-based microgrid that is to provide the northeast Victoria town of Corryong with crucial energy resilience, helping keep the power on during emergencies such as bushfires and storms.


Volumes ‘going backwards’ as rooftop market drops off

The roll out of rooftop solar in Australia has slowed with a total of 248 MW of new capacity registered across the country in June, a 14% decline on the previous month and the lowest tally since January.


Property owners look to large-scale solar to revitalise land

Renewables developer Lodestone Energy will build a 220 MW solar farm on one of New Zealand’s iconic high-country grazing properties with the landowners targeting the PV facility to help rehabilitate redundant land.


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