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Queensland to leverage position as public customer to ignite renewables manufacturing sector

The Queensland government is looking to jumpstart a local renewable energy equipment manufacturing sector, today calling on electrical manufacturing businesses to register their interest in supplying the thousands of batteries, wind turbines, solar panels, and kilometres of transmission lines the state says it will need to enact its $62 billion energy transformation plan.

WA project to produce ‘carbon-neutral gold’ with 13 MW hybrid solution

Australian gold miner Bellevue Gold has entered an agreement with distributed energy provider Energy Developments Pty Ltd for an off-grid solar, wind, and battery hybrid power station for the flagship project it is developing in central Western Australia.

NSW opens first in a decade of renewable tenders, targeting 12 GW of generation by 2030

New South Wales has today opened the first in what’s to be a decade of rolling tenders, part of the state’s momentous vision of fitting out 12 GW of renewable energy capacity and 2 GW of storage by 2030.

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SA’s first solar-powered crypto mining centre to combat curtailment

The operators of an energy-intensive cryptocurrency mining centre in the South Australian industrial city of Whyalla believe it offers a solution to curtailment issues that haunt many developers of solar PV projects in the National Electricity Market.

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Victoria tips in $10 million to tackle solar panel waste challenge

With Australia’s appetite for solar energy fuelling a projected surge in end-of-life solar panels, the Victorian government has launched a $10 million program to help deal with the more than 180,000 tonnes of PV panels expected to enter the state’s waste stream by 2035.

Bright reports positive signs in sheep grazing pilot

Renewables developer Bright Energy Investments has reported positive signs after launching a sheep grazing trial to replace mechanical methods of maintaining vegetation growth at the 40 MW Greenough River Solar Farm in Western Australia’s mid-west.

ACEN commits $800 million for 600 MW solar and storage project

A solar PV and battery energy storage project planned for the New South Wales Central West tablelands has achieved a major milestone with project developer ACEN Corporation approving $800 million for the construction of the 400 MW Stubbo Solar Farm.

Shutting Australia’s dirtiest coal plant a decade early won’t jeopardise electricity supply

AGL Energy – Australia’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases – announced this week it will shut the Loy Yang A power station in Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley in 2035, a decade earlier than planned.

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Gelion unveils battery manufacturing facility in Sydney

Australia’s first zinc-bromide battery production line has commenced operations with Gelion Technologies launching a manufacturing facility in Western Sydney capable of producing 2 MWh of batteries annually.

FRV announces plans for Australian first big battery

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has unveiled plans to deliver its first standalone battery energy storage system in Australia, announcing it will build a 100 MW/200 MWh big battery in Victoria’s southwest after securing $7 million in funding from the state government.

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