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Neoen reaches new milestone with Collie big battery

French renewable energy and storage developer Neoen has announced a new milestone for its massive Collie battery energy storage system being constructed in Western Australia with the successful energisation of the 219 MW / 877 MWh first stage.

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Potential sites for battery energy storage systems identified in South Australia

South Australian electricity transmission specialist ElectraNet has undertaken a high-level assessment to identify the potential of locations near land it controls as future sites for grid-scale battery energy storage systems.

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South Australian solar and BESS development gets green light to proceed

South Australian-headquartered solar farm developer Green Gold Energy has received development approval for its Morgan 110 MW solar and 91.7 MWh battery energy storage system, northeast of Adelaide.

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Bifacial PV, single-axis tracking produces cheapest electricity, says IEA-PVPS

The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme’s (IEA-PVPS) latest factsheet covers bifacial PV modules and advanced tracking systems. It says a combination of bifacial modules with single-axis tracking could increase energy output by up to 35%.

Electric vehicles can be a line of defence in outage emergencies, research finds

In a world first, researchers at the Australian National University, Canberra, got the grid emergency they needed in February 2024, to provide clear evidence electric vehicles using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems can bolster the grid in a blackout.

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Australia’s first community lithium battery and EV charger factory opening soon

A $20 million community lithium battery and electric vehicle charger manufacturing facility, developed by Australian company Elumina, is near ready to begin production on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

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Queensland breaks ground on $5bn CopperString project

The Queensland government has broken ground on the $5 billion CopperString transmission line project that is to stretch across the state’s north, connecting the region to the national grid and helping to unlock an estimated 6 GW of renewable energy resources.

Beon secures EPC contract for solar and battery project

Beon Energy Solutions has been appointed the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for the $190 million Quorn Park solar and battery hybrid project being developed by Enel Green Power near Parkes in western New South Wales.

UNSW researchers eye redesigned panel as part of recycling plans

Researchers at the University of New South Wales will look to develop a redesigned PV panel that allows for easier recycling having secured $5 million in federal government funding to help transform Australia’s solar panel recycling industry.

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TrendForce says 210 mm module shipments surpassed 260 GW in Q1

Market intelligence platform TrendForce says 210 mm n-type technology is “set to spearhead a new industrial revolution.” It expects 210mm modules to account for 78.29% of the large-format module market this year, increasing to 82.51% by 2027.

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