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NT community claims ‘Australian first’ with solar-powered microgrid

Residents in the remote Northern Territory community of Marlinja are preparing to power up what is being described as Australia’s first 100% First Nations-owned and grid-connected solar microgrid.

AGA inks 3 GW electrolyser deal for NT green hydrogen project

North American hydrogen technology company Plug Power has agreed to supply up to 3 GW of electrolysers to Western Australian chemical company Allied Green Ammonia for a large-scale, renewables-based hydrogen and ammonia production project planned for the Northern Territory.

Defence boosts energy security with 11 MW NT solar farm activated

Australia’s Department of Defence has activated its largest solar farm yet, flicking the switch on an almost 11 MW PV power plant at the Robertson Barracks in the Northern Territory.

Lawler talks of ray of sunshine for idle NT solar farms

Three sleeping solar farm beauties in the Top End may receive the kiss of life with Northern Territory Chief Minister Eva Lawler indicating the government could buy them from their owner, but questions remain about grid stability.

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Alice Springs roadmap to renewables calls for urgent action

The central Australian town of Alice Springs is on track to achieve 50% renewable power generation by 2030 but a new report says urgent investment and action is needed to integrate the increasing amounts of renewable energy, including solar PV and battery energy storage, into its isolated grid.

NT scheme sets pace for residential solar battery storage adoption

The Northern Territory has emerged as the national leader in solar battery adoption with more than 30% of homes and businesses with rooftop solar systems having now installed a battery.

NT plans second big battery for Darwin-Katherine electricity system

The Northern Territory government has announced plans to deploy a second large-scale battery energy storage system to allow more renewable power into the Darwin-Katherine electricity system and boost the reliability of the grid.

SunCable sharpens focus on domestic element of project

The company planning to build what would be the world’s biggest intercontinental solar generation and energy storage project in the Northern Territory has appointed new leadership to help lead the project’s domestic component.

Pacific delivers first hydrogen stand-alone power system for NT

Renewables company Pacific Energy has deployed a first-of-a-kind containerised hydrogen electrolyser and fuel cell as part of a technology development project that is exploring the feasibility of using hydrogen as a clean energy source and storage solution for the Northern Territory’s grids.

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Darwin solar-power green hydrogen plant secures major project status

French renewables developer TE H2’s ambition to be an early mover in Australia’s giga-scale renewable energy generation and hydrogen production industry has received a boost with the Northern Territory government awarding major project status to the proposed Darwin H2 Hub.

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