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German giant opens base in Perth to capitalise on green hydrogen promise

The hydrogen electrolyser subsidiary of German giant Thyssenkrupp has opened a new office in Perth, Western Australia in a bid to capture some of the region’s green hydrogen frenzy.

VPP pilot provides glimpse of future in DER-rich grid

Western Australia has been offered a glimpse of its energy future with the $35 million Project Symphony aggregating its first package of residentially generated energy and successfully participating in a simulated two-way Wholesale Electricity Market.

WA project seeks to demonstrate ‘almost limitless’ potential of ocean energy

The southern tip of Western Australia will soon be the focus of an ocean energy project which is hoping to match end-users to ocean energy solutions and eventually build a “physical marketplace using an integrated microgrid approach” – though exactly what this involves remains somewhat vague.

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WA introduces $3,500 EV rebates from today

From today, Western Australians will be able to claim a $3,500 rebate to buy a new electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The announcement comes as part of the state government’s $60 million Clean Energy Car Fund.

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Oil supermajor to reportedly become lead developer in WA solar and hydrogen megaproject

Oil and gas giant BP is reportedly set to take a 30% stake in the 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub project proposed for Western Australia’s north coast.

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Regulator investigating potential $1.7 million solar panel fraud

A Western Australian solar PV company is being investigated by the Clean Energy Regulator amid concerns it falsified information relating to more than 500 solar panel installations that created about $1.7 million in Small-scale Technology Certificates.

Plans for giant green hydrogen project in WA revealed

Plans for a massive green hydrogen and ammonia production facility powered by more than 5GW of wind and solar PV generation in Western Australia have been revealed with the proponents of the estimated $10 billion project lodging an environmental assessment with the state government this week.

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WA town to be powered by pumped-hydro microgrid

The town of Walpole on Western Australia’s southernmost tip will soon be powered by a pumped-hydro microgrid, a first for the state which is already renowned for its rollout of microgrids and distributed renewable solutions.

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Construction begins on Lynas’ rare earths refinery in Western Australia

In the second piece of rare earths news this month, construction has begun on Lynas Rare Earths’ new processing facility in Kalgoorlie. The refined products are used in batteries and other renewable technology, with Lynas moving the processing it currently does in Malaysia onshore for the first time.

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Solar greenhouse trials perform better than expected, proving commerciality company says

The results from solar glass company ClearVue’s greenhouse trials at Murdoch University have found the company’s product performed better than predicted overall, demonstrating both strong power generation and thermal value.

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