A Kiwi first: direct grid-connected battery is large and in-charge 22 August New Zealand’s first grid-scale battery storage facility was launched in Auckland by the Minister of Energy, Dr Megan Woods today. Tesla’s Powerpack battery commissioned by Mercury at their Research and Development centre in South Auckland is part of an ambitious project to test…

UNSW wind power test lab will be an Australian first 17 August UNSW Sydney will be at the forefront of wind power research thanks to a $2m extension of a program with Chinese wind power giant Goldwind. World-leading UNSW Sydney researcher Professor Joe Dong has secured more than $2m in funding from Chinese wind power…

Bruny Island battery trial wins Engineering Excellence Award 10 August The CONSORT Bruny Island Battery Trial has won the Engineers Australia Tasmanian Engineering Excellence Award, held in Hobart, and now reaches the final of the 2018 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA), which will be announced in September 2018. The AEEA awards recognise outstanding achievement in…

VivoPower International PLC announces contract to build 3.6 MW solar project in Australia 6 August VivoPower International PLC (Nasdaq: VVPR) (“VivoPower”), a global solar power company, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, Aevitas Group Limited (“Aevitas”) has been awarded a significant contract for the engineering design, procurement and construction of the…

Position Partners and Vermeer Australia join forces to create semi-autonomous pile driving solution for Australian solar farms 29 July A combination of Carlson machine guidance, the Vermeer PD10 pile driver machine and technical support promises increased productivity for the Australian solar industry. Intelligent positioning solutions provider Position Partners has teamed up with heavy machinery manufacturer…