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Horizon on hunt for renewable solutions for Kimberley communities

Western Australian regional energy provider Horizon Power has begun the search for electricity supply solutions that maximise renewable energy sources like solar to power five remote communities in the Kimberley region, reducing their reliance on fossil-fuel generation including diesel and gas.

Energex teams with Origin to explore neighbourhood battery benefits

Queensland government-owned energy company Energex is pushing ahead with the deployment of up to 35 pole- and ground-mounted community batteries in the city of Ipswich as it explores how to best store and reuse solar energy from the state’s approximately 1 million rooftop solar systems.

SEI teams with ACEnergy to deliver 270 MWh of distributed battery projects

Australian energy infrastructure asset owner and manager Sustainable Energy Infrastructure is set to broaden its development strategy, teaming with renewables developer ACEnergy to roll out an initial tranche of seven battery energy storage systems with a combined capacity of approximately 35 MW/ 70 MWh.

Tasmania launches consultations on first renewable energy zone

Consultation on Tasmania’s proposed first coordinated renewable energy zone in the state’s northwest has begun, putting the Apple Isle a step closer to its legislated target to be 200% powered by renewables by 2040.

Renewable manufacturing costs up to 200% lower in China, says WoodMac

Wood Mackenzie says in its latest report that low prices and integrated supply chains allow Chinese manufacturers to supply more than 65% of total global demand for renewables equipment, with its exports growing by 35% between 2019 and 2023.

Report lists strategic recommendations to boost BIPV rollout

A new report from the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme presents a suite of strategic recommendations aimed at taking building integrated photovoltaics from niche market to mainstream.

NSW plans 390 new charging sites to accelerate EV uptake

Jolt Charge will install 65 free electric vehicle charging sites across Sydney in the coming 12 months after the New South Wales government committed $4.1 million to support the largest rollout of public kerbside electric vehicle chargers in the country.

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Renewables must triple by 2030 to hit net-zero by 2050, says BloombergNEF

BloombergNEF says in a new report that solar and wind must drive most emissions cuts before 2030 to stay on track for net zero by 2050. Its net zero scenario targets a combined solar and wind capacity of 31 TW by 2050.

Weekend read: Déjà vu on the polysilicon market

Haven’t we been here before? The polysilicon industry is shifting from shortage to oversupply but a few things are different from market cycles of the past, as Bernreuter Research founder Johannes Bernreuter explains.

Victorian networks open tender for flexible demand solutions

Distributed network service providers CitiPower and Powercor’s first flexible electricity competitions in Victoria are now open with the operators seeking third-party options to help solve constraints and deliver flexible capacity across their networks.

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