Steel yourselves, Swinburne researcher uses solar to decarbonise steel
Swinburne PhD candidate Suneeti Purohit's remarkable double innovation utilises solar power to decarbonise the steel industry and save iron ore miners cash.
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Australia, oceania, Swinburne, Suneeti Purohit, decarbonise
ARENA targets solar panel recycling in new $15 million funding round
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has established a $15 million financing round to support projects aimed at reducing the cost and quantity of waste created by solar panels which have reached the end of the lives.
Dec 11, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Australia, solar panel, recycling, oceania, ARENA, Darren Miller
New South Wales approves 125MW solar project in new ‘renewable energy zone’
The New South Wales government gave the go-ahead to an AU$188 million (US$128 million), grid-connected PV project in the state’s central-west on Monday, just weeks after it earmarked the region as its inaugural ‘renewable energy zone.'
Dec 11, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Canadian Solar, Australia, oceania, new south wales, photon energy
Neural networks improving solar power forecasting
An international research team has developed a new approach for solar power forecasting that combines neural networks and pattern sequences for the first time. The performance of the new Pattern Sequence Neural Network (PSNN) was tested on an Australian data set that includes information from two years of forecasts. It can be used with different clustering and cluster-sequence extraction algorithms, and can be applied to multiple related time sequences
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Australia, oceania, PSNN, PSF, Neural networks
Akuo bags 6-MW energy storage project in Tonga
French renewable energy producer Akuo Energy said Friday it has secured a contract to construct in Tonga a power storage system with a capacity of 23.4 MWh/6 MW.
Dec 9, 2019 // Storage, France, Europe, oceania, Akuo Energy, Tonga
Indian solar colossus starts Wellington project in Australia
Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd is entering the market of Australia and starting the first Australia-based photovoltaic project – the 200-megawatt solar field in Wellington, the state of New South Wales.
Dec 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Australia, oceania, Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd
Australia shows low interest in e-mobility
According to the latest survey, Australia is the country least interested in e-vehicles because of underdeveloped recharging network, short drive distance and expensiveness.
Dec 9, 2019 // Technology, Markets & Finance, Storage, Transport, Australia, oceania, ARENA, e-vehicles
Hydrogen research fuels new solar ideas for green energy
New research led by Curtin University explores the use of methanol as a storage for hydrogen fuel, providing a potential green option for the extraction and creation of this zero pollution energy source.
Dec 5, 2019 // Technology, Solar to Fuel, Australia, hydrogen, oceania, Curtin University, Guohua Jia, Zongyou Yin
Thermal energy storage integrated with photovoltaics
2m of Australian dollars will be allocated for Glaciem Cooling’s test of its innovative energy storage technology at three different sites.
Dec 4, 2019 // Storage, Thermal, Australia, oceania, thermal, Glaciem Cooling Technologies, UniSA
Construction works start at HyP SA green hydrogen facility
The South Australian shift toward renewable power has witnessed a new considerable step forward. The construction is starting at a major clean hydrogen project south of Adelaide. The facility is announced to feature the largest PEM electrolyzer in Australia.
Dec 3, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Australia, hydrogen, oceania, AGN
1414 Degrees to develop the suspended Aurora CSP site in South Australia
The Australian energy storage company is planning the acquisition of SolarReserve Australia II, owing three solar sites in Australia. 1414 Degrees is about to create a huge solar park with 400 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity and a few thousand MWh of thermal storage.
Dec 2, 2019 // Storage, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, Australia, oceania, Aurora CSP, 1414 Degrees, thermal, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Australia could start exporting sunshine in the form of hydrogen
The government has been seen as slow to act on climate change, while Labor offered an ambitious carbon reduction policy.
Dec 2, 2019 // Technology, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, Toyota, Australia, hydrogen, oceania, Darren Miller, Alan Finkel, Craig Buckley, Øivind Wilhelmsen, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Australian photovoltaic integrated glass gets UL certification
The advanced solar integrated window glass developed by ClearVue has been approved for the United States’ market, which provides the Australian manufacturer with vast global market prospects.
Nov 29, 2019 // BIPV, Australia, oceania, ClearVue
Genex gets debt financing for the construction of Jemalong solar park
Genex Power, ASX-listed power generation development company, has secured US$117m of investment for financing a new venture and refinancing an existing facility, both located in Australia, with 50 megawatts of capacity each.
Nov 22, 2019 // Markets & Finance, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Australia, oceania, investment, finance, Genex Power, refinancing
Australian billionaires back an Australia-Singapore power supply gigaproject
Two famous billionaires from Australia have been announced to invest dozens of millions of dollars in a development of a 10-gigawatt solar park with 20-30-gigawatt-hours of battery storage, with power supply destination in Singapore.
Nov 22, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, Storage, Australia, oceania, Andrew Forrest, Mike Cannon-Brooks, Sun Cable