Australian mining major Fortescue is now testing a prototype battery-electric haul truck at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Australian gas infrastructure major APA Group has announced it will purchase Chinese-owned utility Alinta Energy’s remote power assets in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in a deal worth more than $1.7 billion (USD 1.1 billion) as it seeks to reduce its exposure to fossil fuels.
Power utility Alinta Energy is progressing the development of a 100 MW/200 MWh big battery at Wagerup in southwest Western Australia that it says will provide support for the state’s main grid and facilitate the increased penetration of renewable energy.
Perth-based ClearVue is making significant strides as its transparent solar windows demonstrate tangible outcomes following a two-year study and published paper.
Prefabricated solar that integrates single-axis tracking technology has been deployed in Australia for the first time with United Kingdom-headquartered Cambridge Energy announcing a 2.3 MW system has been successfully installed at a mine site in Western Australia.
The town of Sandstone in Western Australia’s remote Midwest region is now being powered by renewable energy with state-owned regional utility Horizon Power unveiling a 163 kW solar facility coupled with a 759 kWh battery energy storage system.
Western Australia battery tech company Altech Batteries has raised $13.3 million (USD 8.7 million) to advance the development and commercialisation of its sodium-chloride solid state battery project and to progress construction of a silumina anodes battery materials plant in Germany.
Australian renewables company Pacific Energy has powered up the first of four solar-fuelled hybrid power plants being rolled out at Westgold Resources’ mining operations in Western Australia.
Mining heavyweight Mineral Resources has signed a deal to progress Lithium Australia’s lithium extraction technology by funding the development and operation of a pilot plant that would produce lithium iron phosphate to be used in electric vehicle batteries.
Pilbara Minerals and Australian technology company Calix have received board approvals to build a ‘game changing’ processing plant to produce value-added lithium product at the miner’s flagship Pilgangoora project in Western Australia.
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