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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.

Perfect recipe for accelerating residential battery uptake emerges

There are signs that Australian residential battery installations are set to rapidly increase. The appetite among the general public is there, and the conditions for growth are in place. In addition, fees for homeowners and small businesses exporting solar energy to the grid are coming our way.

Gold Hydrogen hits purity high in South Australia testing

Natural hydrogen explorer Gold Hydrogen says it has uncovered 95.8% pure hydrogen at its Ramsay Project on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula as it seeks to tap into the growing demand for the gas as a clean energy source.

Sharp unveils new TOPCon solar modules

The Japanese electronics manufacturer has launched the NU-JC440 and NU-JC430B panels with efficiencies of 22.53% and 22.02%, respectively. Both products are IEC/EN61215 and IEC/EN61730-certified and rely on M10 wafers.

RWE green lights Australian first eight-hour big battery

Australia’s first eight-hour battery energy storage system is set to go ahead with German energy major RWE announcing it has taken the investment decision and signed key contracts for the Limondale battery project being developed in southwest New South Wales.

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.

Ikea aims to drive EV uptake with nationwide charging network

The Australian arm of Swedish furniture giant Ikea will partner with Melbourne-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure company Jet Charge to establish a national charging network at its stores across the country.

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Sungrow supplies technology for CleanPeak solar and storage install

CleanPeak Energy has selected Chinese manufacturer Sungrow to provide the inverter and battery technology for a 5 MW rooftop PV and 11 MWh battery energy storage system being installed atop biscuit manufacturer Arnott’s Group’s production facility in western Sydney.

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