Nordgold plans 13MW of solar with storage for Burkina Faso mines
Nordgold intends to build a 13MW PV plant with battery storage that will provide power to its Burkina Faso gold mines, thanks to an agreement signed with Total Eren and equity investor Africa Energy Management Platform (AEMP) on Tuesday.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Total Eren, Australia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, Africa, mining, nordgold, mines, Burkina Faso, downer, alinta, Nikolai Zelenski
Lightsource BP closes financing on first utility-scale Australia project, boasts bifacial prominence
Lightsource BP has signed financing agreements to develop its maiden utility-scale solar project in Australia.
Oct 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, Australia, pv power plants, solar pv, bifacial, Lightsource BP, Adam Pegg, Oceania, finance
Ambibox reports efficiency world record for solar DC charging of electric off-road buggy
A German start-up achieved more than 99% efficiency when charging a vehicle developed by the Bochum University of Applied Sciences with electricity from solar cells. Ambibox’s DC charging technology was used in a research project in the Australian desert.
Oct 22, 2019 // Technology, Germany, UK, Australia, Europe, Oceania, Bochum University, Manfred Przybilla
Fate of green hydrogen depends on ever cheaper renewables – for now
Analyst WoodMac has spelled out the urgent need to decarbonize the global hydrogen production industry. While the fuel can offer a sustainable grid balancing act for intermittent renewables, in its current fossil-fuel driven form it is pumping out more than 800 tons of carbon into the atmosphere every year.
Oct 22, 2019 // Solar, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Germany, Wood Mackenzie, Australia, Europe, Asia, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, green hydrogen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Eindhoven team's family car wins World Solar Challenge
The Solar Team of the Eindhoven University of Technology won the World Solar Challenge in Australia in the cruiser category. This is the fourth year in a row that the Eindhoven team won gold in this category for family solar-powered cars, the university announced on Twitter.
Oct 21, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Australia, World Solar Challenge, Oceania, Eindhoven University of Technology, Twitter, Stella Era, Carijn Mulder
Commercial rooftops will lead renewables growth in the next five years
Although the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables report forecasts impressive solar growth there is still a nagging feeling it has produced conservative estimates and the emphasis on sharing costs with grid operators is predictable.
Oct 21, 2019 // Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, Australia, Europe, rooftop PV, Oceania, Netherlands, Belgium, North America, Austria, IEA
Government-backed solar farm to help power Australia mining hub
An Australian utility is to develop a 60MW solar farm that will be connected to two iron mines in Australia, transforming them into the first to be run entirely by renewables during the day.
Oct 20, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Australia, pv power plants, solar pv, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, mining, Darren Miller, baywa r.e., decarbonisation
ROUND-UP: GES Chile build, Hong Kong and Macau JV, S&W 200MW Australia order, Indian floating order
GES to build 97MW solar plant for Engie in Chile. Sterling & Wilson bags 200MW EPC order in Australia. BHEL tenders for Floating solar equipment at Indian coal plant. ACC and Hyperion for JV in Hong Kong.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Hong Kong, Australia, ACC, NTPC, floating PV, Oceania, bhel, hyperion, macau, pond
Strong winds flip cars competing in the World Solar Challenge
A solar car competing in the World Solar Challenge has rolled over on the Stuart Highway, just north of Coober Pedy in South Australia.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Australia, World Solar Challenge, Oceania, Chris Selwood
What is the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?
Having begun on 13 October and being due to end on 18 October, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is underway.
Oct 16, 2019 // Transport, Australia, Oceania, Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Australia’s AEMC calls for energy pricing and transmission overhaul
The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) has released a new paper outlining a blueprint to coordinate generation and transmission investments. The draft proposal seeks to overhaul wholesale pricing and transmission access to lower electricity costs and the ever-increasing risks inherent in getting new renewable energy generation capacity into the network.
Oct 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Australia, Oceania, aemc, Chairman John Pierce
Plummeting lithium price will further dent Ganfeng profits
Beijing’s sudden retreat on electric vehicle subsidies in the summer has caused the value of lithium to hit the floor, with disastrous effects on the balance sheets of Chinese companies which had invested big in supply chains to support anticipated huge demand.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Ganfeng Lithium
Australian agrivoltaics start-up aiming for eventual 1 GW of solar capacity
With sun the common component of solar energy production and agriculture, a new company in northern New South Wales is set to combine the benefits of sowing PV and forage crops in the same soil.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Arizona, Australia, Oceania, North America, Oregon, Ben Wynn
Hydrogen powered mining trucks are coming
The building-sized trucks run on diesel and prompt logistical complications as large amounts of diesel must be shipped to remote mining sites. Attempts to decarbonize the mining sector will have to consider the heavy-duty vehicles.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, America, France, UK, Australia, Engie, Europe, hydrogen, Oceania, Michèle Azalbert, Anglo American
Lyon Group and China Huadian pen pan-Asia renewables-plus-storage deal
Australian renewables investor Lyon Group has penned an agreement with China Huadian Corporation which will see the duo co-develop and invest in power-plus-battery energy storage systems across Australia, China and other Asian markets.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, China, Australia, Asia, solar-plus-storage, Oceania, BESS, lyon group, china huadian, jera, co-location, David Green
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