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Pacific Energy lands first NSW PPA and sets up shop in Victoria

Western Australian renewables infrastructure provider Pacific Energy has set up a new office in Victoria with the initial task of managing another first for the company, the delivery of a 26 MW hybrid power system in New South Wales.

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Aggreko backs modular tech for offgrid solar and storage solution

United Kingdom-headquartered mobile power solutions specialist Aggreko has commissioned a new 4.4 MW solar system and 2 MW battery energy storage system to supply renewable power to Northern Star Resources’ Porphyry gold mining operation near Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

New tech that turns waste into battery-grade graphite lands support

Technology that promises to transform waste carbon into battery-grade graphite in less than 10 seconds is among the initiatives being backed by a multi-million-dollar venture fund established by Western Australia’s Curtin University.

Renewable Metals strikes deal with UK recycling giant

Western Australian battery recycling startup Renewable Metals has inked a “multi-million-dollar” deal with British recycling giant European Metal Recycling which plans to build a pilot plant in the United Kingdom featuring the Aussie company’s lithium-ion battery recycling technology.

Smart Connect Solar tech boosts rooftop PV access in Broome

More than 6,000 homes and businesses in Western Australia’s Kimberley now have the option to install rooftop PV with regional energy provider Horizon Power confirming that its Smart Connect Solar technology that removes network hosting capacity constraints is now available in the town of Broome.

Horizon delivers 364 kW rooftop system for Derby hospital

Western Australian regional energy provider Horizon Power has activated a 364 kW roof-mounted solar system atop the Derby Regional Hospital in the state’s northwest that is expected to reduce the facility’s mains grid annual energy consumption by almost 25%.

Perth contractor lands $160 million contract for Collie battery

State-owned energy utility Synergy has awarded the construction and balance of plant contract for the 500 MW / 2,000 MWh Collie battery energy storage system being built in Western Australia’s southwest.

Silicone composite coating promises to douse pole-top fire risk

A group of Australian engineers claim to have discovered a new material to make power-pole insulators resistant to electrical sparking and fire, promising to prevent dangerous pole-top fires, reduce blackouts and lower maintenance costs.

WA pumps $26.4 million into clean energy manufacturing sector

Western Australia’s rollout of solar-based standalone power systems is set to continue with the state government announcing a $26.4 million funding package to drive local manufacturing of components needed for clean energy projects.

Horizon puts V2G technology to test in state first

West Australian regional energy provider Horizon Power has plugged in a vehicle-to-grid technology test in the northern resort town of Exmouth to trial the potential of bidirectional electric vehicle charging to optimise the use of renewable energy while maintaining network reliability.

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