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Genex powers ahead with 250 MW pumped hydro project

Construction is set to commence on the 250 MW Kidston Pumped Hydro Storage Project later this month after developer Genex Power announced it had secured all the financing required to progress the $775 million project.


Hair! Coming to a next-generation solar cell near you

A human hair derivative has been found to protect, stabilise and enhance the performance of perovskite solar cells.


Pumped hydro study earns praise from Solar Citizens

Queensland-based community group Solar Citizens has described as long overdue reports the State Government is considering a new pumped hydro facility near Gympie which would generate renewable energy to service the burgeoning Sunshine Coast region.

QEM to complete solar PV study as part of green hydrogen plan

Mining company QEM is exploring the potential of solar PV and wind energy as part of the company’s broader ambition to produce green hydrogen on site at its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in North Queensland.

Solar PV powered ‘megawall’ to charge electric bus fleet

Public transport operator Transdev will use a ‘green mobility megawall’ comprising 250 solar modules and 10 Tesla Powerwall units to charge two new electric buses which are set to be rolled out onto the streets of Brisbane.


Queensland scientists’ remarkable renewably powered carbon capture breakthrough

Scientists from the Queensland University of Technology have made a remarkable breakthrough in carbon capture and storage with a novel electrochemical process which can not only store carbon dioxide in water non-toxically with the power of solar or wind, but also produces by-products including green hydrogen and calcium carbonate, perhaps the key to decarbonising the cement industry.


Five large-scale community batteries to be integrated into the Sunshine-absorbent State’s substations

Queensland’s government will install five community batteries at regional substations across the state in a bid to time-shift its abundant solar resources.


Genex confirms construction to begin on 250 MW Queensland pumped hydro plant

Construction is expected to commence on the massive 250 MW Kidston Pumped Hydro Storage Project in the coming weeks after developer Genex Power announced a $115 million share issue which will deliver the final funding required for the project to proceed.


Stanwell signs up to $600 million solar thermal plan for Mt Isa

Queensland government-owned electricity generator Stanwell Energy has committed to provide financial backing for a 50 MW hybrid solar thermal project planned for far western Queensland.

Q&A: EEW’s $500 million Gladstone solar to hydrogen project is just the start

Earlier this month, London-based Eco Energy World announced a $500 million project to combine its ready to build 300 MW solar plant north of Gladstone, Queensland, with a 200 MW hydrogen plant and 100 MW of battery energy storage. pv magazine Australia sat down with EEW CEO Svante Kumlin to discuss the project, the green hydrogen future, and Australia’s future in it.