New South Wales

Long read: Collaborative digital fixes for the energy transition

Straddling two state borders, the West Murray region in southeastern Australia has become a microcosm of technical challenges that can plague the energy transition. Faced with serious curtailment of solar farms in this electrically remote region, a remarkable inverter-based technical feat may have changed the game.

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Solar proves a sanctuary from Covid-19 energy bill shock

Nationwide analysis from Natural Solar’s live monitoring systems shows a 105% increase in Aussie household electricity in Q1 2020 as compared to 2019, a spike resulting from the lockdown implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, many Australians, like the 100% of Mulpha’s ‘Smart City’ buyers in Sydney’s North-West, will be buffeted from bill spikes thanks to home solar and energy storage systems.

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Caltex and Evie Networks partnership is on the charge

The first of six Evie Networks ultra-fast EV charging stations at Caltex/Ampol retail outlets in Victoria and New South Wales is up and charging. The Avernel site is strategically positioned between Melbourne and the VIC-NSW border town of Wodonga.

Sydney’s 100% solar-powered floating villa

Welcome to the rarest kind of pleasure, a sustainable one. Australian designer Chuck Anderson’s Lilypad is a 100% solar powered villa floating off Palm Beach in Sydney’s north.

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Photon Energy secures financing for two merchant solar plants in NSW

The two solar plants with a combined capacity of 14 MWp will represent the first Australian utility-scale PV projects in Photon Energy’s independent power producer (IPP) portfolio.

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NSW seeks expressions of interest for 3 GW renewable energy zone

Solar, wind and energy storage companies have until June 5 to express interest in building parts of the 3 GW renewable energy zone in New South Wales.

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Gransolar Group to build Molong Solar Farm in NSW

The Spanish EPC contractor has signed its fourth contract in Australia to build the 39 MW PV array 40 kilometers north-west of Orange.

NSW has approved Snowy 2.0. Here are six reasons why that’s a bad move

The controversial Snowy 2.0 project has mounted a major hurdle after the New South Wales government this week announced approval for its main works.

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Project NEO: 1 GW of green hydrogen baseload power for NSW

A massive project, which promises to transform baseload power in New South Wales, is finalizing planning, development studies, and offtake agreements. The initial target for Project NEO is to deliver 1000 MW of green hydrogen using solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel cells.

Amazon announces 105 MW solar farm in NSW

The e-commerce giant will add a second utility-scale PV project to its renewables portfolio in Australia as it seeks to offset its local carbon footprint.

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