Western Australia

Siemens backs 5 GW solar and wind plans to produce green hydrogen

A massive green hydrogen production project has been unveiled for Western Australia with Siemens on board as technology partner. The project location is touted as Australia’s best for combined solar and wind generation potential.

Horizon becomes first utility to replace overhead network with stand-alone solar and battery systems

Today’s project milestone saw the disconnection of the properties from overhead lines and will enable 64 kilometres of poles and wires to be replaced by off-grid solar+battery solutions.

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Uptake of small-scale solar in mining sector continues

The Boonanarring Mineral Sands Project in the North Perth Basin is set to receive a behind-the-meter installation to complement its existing grid-connected power supply. The project is the first significant investment by Climate Capital after its first-round capital raise 18-months ago.

Synergy posts huge loss from rooftop solar uptake

Western Australia’s biggest generator and retailer Synergy has blamed rooftop solar for bleeding red ink in the past financial year.

Western Australia opens Renewable Hydrogen Fund

The Western Australian Government has launched a $10 million Renewable Hydrogen Fund in a bid to drive a new job-creating industry harnessing the state’s renewable resources. The fund’s strategic focus areas will be export, remote applications, blending in gas network and transport.

Solar microgrid to power WA industrial park

A state government-funded projects touted as Australia’s first industrial renewable energy microgrid is to be developed at a new 120-hectare industrial park in Nambeelup.

Australian government sees economic potential in vanadium

Australia’s Federal Government has given ‘major project status’ to ASX-listed Australian Vanadium’s namesake project located in the Murchison province in Western Australia.

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Juwi lands Greenough River solar farm expansion deal

Germany’s Juwi will take over the stalled Greenough River solar farm expansion in the wake of RCR Tomlinson’s collapse. The second stage involves construction of an additional 30 MW of solar PV at the site.

Project to turn biogas from sewage into renewable hydrogen and graphite wins ARENA backing

The Australian Renewable Energy Arena (ARENA) has approved up to $9.41 million in conditional funding to Hazer Group for the construction and operation of a groundbreaking hydrogen production facility in Munster, Western Australia. The project is utilizing biogas produced at the treatment plant as feedstock to produce hydrogen and graphite.

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Oz Minerals set to power Outback mine with solar PV

Copper miner Oz Minerals has announced its intention to source as much power as possible for its West Musgrave Project through solar PV and wind hybrid generation. The increasing cost of fossil fuels is driving many mining companies to seek renewable alternatives.

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