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Ace Power lands connection agreements for battery pair

Renewables developer Ace Power has secured its first grid connection agreements with the market operator for two battery energy storage projects in Australia, in what it says is a major milestone for the company.

ClearVue scores commercial first with solar glass tech

Western Australian solar window company ClearVue Technologies has launched its commercial campaign in Australia with an order to provide its clear solar glass technology for a $12 million, six-storey building being built in Victorian state capital Melbourne.

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Cohuna solar plant resumes operations after Energy Safe shutdown

Renewables developer Enel Green Power Australia has confirmed that its 27 MW Cohuna Solar Farm in northern Victoria has resumed partial operations after being forced to shut down following a grassfire at the site last month.

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Regulator provides tick of approval for Marinus Link early works spend

The Marinus Link power cable to be built between Victoria and Tasmania is a step closer to reality after the Australian Energy Regulator approved the project’s first revenue proposal, marking the planned early works spend as “prudent and efficient.”

SmartestEnergy signs PPA for Girgarra Solar Farm

Renewable energy retailer SmartestEnergy Australia and Enel Green Power Australia have signed a long-term offtake agreement for the 93 MW Girgarre Solar Farm being developed in central Victoria.

Energy storage project bids now sought for Victoria and South Australia

The Capacity Investment Scheme South Australia-Victoria tender is now open for bids. Renewable energy storage projects must be located in either of the states and have a minimum storage duration of two hours and a minimum size of 30 MW.

Victoria plans gas ban as part of roadmap to renewables

Just days after a regulation to prevent new gas network connections to buildings in the Australian Capital Territory came into effect, the Victorian government has released updated plans designed to end that state’s reliance on fossil gas.

Australian firm developing 700 MW floating solar, 1.5 GWh battery, in Sri Lanka supported by government PPA

Victorian company United Solar Group, which is developing a floating 700 MW solar and 1.5 GWh battery project at the Poonakary Lake in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, has had a Power Purchase Agreement approved by the Sri Lankan cabinet.

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AusNet tips network upgrade to unlock 1.5 GW of renewables

Victorian network operator AusNet has commenced construction of a transmission network upgrade that is expected to reduce generation constraints and improve network stability in the state’s southwest, unlocking 1.5 GW of additional renewable energy generation capacity.

Bison commences commissioning phase with Cosgrove Solar Farm

Another small-scale solar farm has connected to the grid in Victoria with developer Bison Energy announcing that the 4.95 MW Cosgrove Solar Farm near Shepperton has powered up, marking the commencement of its commissioning phase.

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