Integrated 3.1MW bioenergy & solar PV project in WA 15 October Highlights ReNu Energy executes term sheet with Western Australian Meat Marketing Co-operative Limited (WAMMCO) to develop an integrated 3.1MW bioenergy & solar PV facility at WAMMCO’s Katanning WA abattoir The project will include: o Construction of a new covered anaerobic lagoon (CAL) to treat…

Macquarie Group invests into the Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which has expanded to over 11 GW and has achieved Lead Agency Status 8 October Macquarie Group has agreed to provide development capital to the Asian Renewable Energy Hub and join the project consortium alongside Intercontinental Energy, Vestas and CWP Energy Asia. The consortium is developing…

SYPAQ Leeson Energy – an announcement of joint venture between SYPAQ Systems and Leeson Group 26 September SYPAQ Systems and Leeson Group today announced that they have formed SYPAQ Leeson Energy (SLE), a joint venture that will leverage the capabilities of the two companies to provide innovative design, engineering and O&M solutions to the energy…

Latest official Australian energy statistics now available 20 September Energy consumption in Australia increased by 1 per cent in 2016-17, according to the 2018 Australian Energy Statistics, released today by the Department of the Environment and Energy. While overall energy consumption has increased, Australia is now using around 20 per cent less energy per person…

SolarReserve teams with Heliostat SA to create South Australian jobs 17 September Companies form partnership to support manufacture of over 12,000 massive mirror assemblies in South Australia for the Aurora Solar Energy Project. SolarReserve a leading worldwide developer of large-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal technology, announced it has signed a Memorandum of…

Energy policy needs to get on board the renewable energy train 10 September Analysis by the Australian National University shows Australia could have 100 per cent renewable electricity by the early 2030s if the current rate of installations by industry continues into 2020 and beyond. Experts from ANU analysed Australian Government renewable energy project data…

Vicinity to build Australia’s largest-ever property solar program 3 September Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) today unveiled details about the expansion of its industry-leading solar program with approximately $50 million of additional investment in solar and technologies across a further 17 shopping centres Across Australia. The second stage of Vicinity’s solar project will create the largest property…

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…

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