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RWE green lights Australian first eight-hour big battery

Australia’s first eight-hour battery energy storage system is set to go ahead with German energy major RWE announcing it has taken the investment decision and signed key contracts for the Limondale battery project being developed in southwest New South Wales.

Research shows repaired PV modules can perform with acceptable losses

A research group in Spain has demonstrated the technical feasibility of using repaired solar modules with satisfying results. However it warned that there is an urgent need to define a protocol for evaluating the features of a “viable” repaired panel.

Ingeteam trots out ‘Australian first’ inverter tech at Aldoga Solar Farm

Renewable energy developer Acciona Energia has tapped fellow Spanish company Ingeteam to provide its power conversion and control technology for the 380 MW Aldoga Solar Farm being constructed in Queensland.

RES acquires 320 MW management contract book to boost Australian presence

United Kingdon-based developer Renewable Energy Systems has expanded its presence in the Australian market with the acquisition of Windlab’s asset management portfolio, including the 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park in northern Queensland.

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.

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.

Schneider Electric launches new storage systems for microgrids

French multinational energy management company Schneider Electric has released two new battery energy storage systems with enclosures of 2.1 metres and 6.06 metres. Their power ranges from 60 kW to 500 kW.

Redflow lands second US defence battery contract

Queensland flow battery company Redflow has won a second deal with the United States Department of Defence to supply a non-lithium energy storage solution that will be deployed to improve energy security at a major naval base in Italy.

Pacific Green inks 1.5 GWh supply agreement with Trina Storage

Trina Storage has struck a deal to supply 1.5 GWh of integrated energy storage solutions to Pacific Green which has plans to construct what is to be one of Australia’s largest grid-scale battery energy storage systems.

Soltec launches dual-row, single-axis tracker

Spanish manufacturer Soltec has developed a new dual-row, single-axis tracker with a tracking range of up to 60 degrees, offering compatibility with 60-cell, 72-cell and 78-cell modules.

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