Queensland

SMA to supply Australia’s biggest solar farm

The Western Downs solar farm will deploy German power electronics fabricated locally in Australia, with SMA announcing it has picked up a contract to supply the 400MWac development.

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Queensland fast-tracks new transmission line to unlock renewables, battery industry investment

The Palaszczuk Government is providing funding to accelerate a $1.5 billion transmission link stretching from Townsville to Mount Isa in North Queensland in a bid to stimulate large-scale solar and wind investment and underpin the creation of local battery industry.

UQ’s Tesla battery is paying for itself

The University of Queensland has released a performance report on the Tesla Powerpack it installed in December 2019. Across a range of revenue streams, the Powerpack is already earning the university some serious cash.

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2 GW of renewable energy and a ‘Just Transition’ headed to Central Queensland

Energy Estate and RES are partnering to put together 2 GW of solar, wind, energy storage and transmission infrastructure in the Fitzroy REZ, in what the duo is calling the Central Queensland Power projects.

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Youth activists challenge new Clive Palmer coal mine on human rights grounds

Youth Verdict have lodged legal action against Waratah Coal’s Galilee Coal Project on the grounds that it infringes their human rights. The jurisprudence of climate change human rights is new to Australia, but Clive Palmer’s recent behaviour suggests he’s worried.

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Queensland’s economy rests on renewable jobs boom

New analysis from Green Energy Markets (GEM) and community-led group Solar Citizens suggests that more than 51,000 jobs could be created in Queensland (QLD) if all the large-scale renewable energy projects currently in the pipeline were given the green light.

APA to trial renewable methane in Australia’s gas pipelines

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $1.1 million of funding for a power-to-gas demonstration plant to be built at APA Group’s Wallumbilla gas hub in Queensland. The project will demonstrate the viability of producing renewable methane from solar power.

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Solar shopping in the Sunshine State

Topping off a big week for solar in Queensland, Premier Palaszczuk announced the partnership between Energy Queensland owned Yurika and the Queensland Investment Corporation which will see 15 MW of solar installed across five shopping centres.

Sea research, see solar

The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences is installing solar PV across its facilities nationwide. The Institute, which in part studies the impacts of climate change on our marine and coastal ecosystems, is on the scientific front lines of a bleached world without renewables.

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Powerlink gets ARENA funding to investigate system strength challenges in North Queensland

A new study partly funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will look at system strength issues that have been an emerging challenge for renewable energy generation in the National Electricity Market, and explore the merits of several technical solutions, including battery storage.

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