Australia can potentially Cut Alumina Refining Emissions by 98%

Australia Can Potentially Cut Alumina Refining Emissions by 98%

A new report commissioned by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) with inputs from the continent’s three alumina producers has identified four key decarbonization technologies that can potentially eliminate alumina ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia Budget Commits $16 Billion in Clean Energy Spending Until 2026

Australia Budget Commits $16 Billion in Clean Energy Spending Until 2026

The Australian government has committed AU$25 billion (~$16.2 billion) in clean energy spending over the next four years in the budget for 2022-23 announced recently. As part of the Powering ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maoneng, Gaw Capital Partner to Develop 1.9 GW of Solar + Storage Projects in Australia

Maoneng, Gaw Capital Partner to Develop 1.9 GW of Solar + Storage Projects in Australia

Maoneng Group, a New South Wales-based renewable energy and battery storage developer, has partnered with Hong Kong private equity real estate investor Gaw Capital to set up a joint venture ...
Australia’s Queensland to Spend A$62 Billion to Develop Renewable Supply Chain

Australia’s Queensland to Spend $40 Billion to Develop Renewable Supply Chain

Queensland plans to spend A$62 billion (~$40.11 billion) over the next 15 years to build a robust renewable supply chain in the Australian state. The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
bp to Acquire 40.5% Stake in 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub in Australia

bp to Acquire 40.5% Stake in 26 GW Asian Renewable Energy Hub in Australia

Global energy business giant bp has agreed to acquire a 40.5% stake in the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH), one of the world's largest renewable and green hydrogen hubs. AREH ...
Rio Tinto Issues RfP to Develop 4 GW of Solar and Wind Projects in Australia

Rio Tinto Issues RfP to Develop 4 GW of Solar and Wind Projects in Australia

Anglo-Australian mining conglomerate Rio Tinto Group has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to develop 4 GW of utility-scale wind and solar power projects in Central and Southern Queensland bordering ...
Researchers Claim Higher Conversion Efficiencies in Perovskite-Based Solar Glass

Researchers Claim Higher Conversion Efficiencies in Perovskite-Based Solar Glass

Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science recently demonstrated power conversion efficiencies of 15.5% and 4.1% in solar glass, with varying prototype semiconductor solar cells made of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Australia’ Installed Solar Capacity Crosses 25 GW, Leads the World with 1 kW/Person: APVI

Australia’s Installed Solar Capacity Crosses 25 GW, Leads the World with 1 kW/Person: APVI

Australia leads the world in solar per capita with 1 kW per person at the end of 2021, the Australian PV Institute said in a recent report. In 2020, Australia had ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EV Charging Infrastructure Company JET Charge Raises $17.84 Million in Series B Funding

EV Charging Infrastructure Company JET Charge Raises $17.84 Million in Series B Funding

JET Charge, an Australia-based electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and technology company, announced that it had raised over A$25 million (~$17.84 million) in a Series B funding round. The Royal ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero Electric Partners with Mahindra to Boost its EV Manufacturing

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero Electric Partners with Mahindra to Boost its EV Manufacturing

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Hero Electric and the Mahindra Group announced their collaboration intent as part of Hero's growth and expansion ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia Announces $100 Million Funding for Grid-Scale Battery Storage Projects

Australia Announces $100 Million Funding for Grid-Scale Battery Storage Projects

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced a $100 million competitive funding round for grid-scale batteries with advanced inverters to support the grid. Expressions of interest (EoI) will open ...
Australia has Highest Solar Per Capita with 810 WPerson Report

Australia has Highest Solar Per Capita with 810 W/Person: Report

Australia leads the world in solar per capita with 810 W per person, the Australian PV Institute has said in a recent report. Germany with 650 W per person is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Fortescue Buys 60% Stake in Green Hydrogen Firm HyET, Finances Solar Module Facility

Fortescue Buys 60% Stake in Green Hydrogen Firm HyET, Finances Solar Module Facility

Australia-based Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has acquired a 60 % stake in the Dutch-based High yield Energy Technologies (HyET) Group. FFI also provided the majority share of financing for expanding ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Project Finance Brief: Iberdrola Acquires a 190 MW Solar Project from RES

Project Finance Brief: Iberdrola Acquires a 190 MW Solar Project from RES

From: Mercom Capital Group Iberdrola, a multinational electric utility company, acquired the 190 MWac (245 MWdc) Avonlie solar project from RES, an independent renewable energy company. The project is in New South Wales, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief: 1.8 GW Vineyard Wind Offshore Project Closes $2.3B in Financing

Project Finance Brief: 1.8 GW Vineyard Wind Offshore Project Closes $2.3B in Financing

From: Mercom Capital Group Amp Power Australia, the Australian operating company of global clean energy project developer Amp Energy, closed project financing for its 120 MW Hillston Solar Farm in New South Wales, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Renewables Could Meet All Power Demand in Australia at Certain Times by 2025 AEMO

Renewables Could Meet All Power Demand in Australia at Certain Times by 2025: AEMO

Australia’s mainland National Electricity Market (NEM) states could have sufficient renewable energy resources available in 2025 to meet the cumulative power demand of consumers in certain periods, Australian Energy Market ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia Adds 729 MW of Rooftop Solar in Q2 2021

Australia Adds 729 MW of Rooftop Solar in Q2 2021

According to data released by Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER), Australia has installed 729 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, an 8% increase compared ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lumea Invites EoI to Develop 300 MW Battery Storage System in Australia

Lumea Invites EoI to Develop 300 MW Battery Storage System in Australia

Lumea, a commercial arm of TransGrid, has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to develop a 300 MW grid-scale battery storage system in Victoria, Australia. The company plans to develop ...
Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Inch to 256 MW in March 2021

Rooftop Solar Installations in Australia Inch to 256 MW in March 2021

In March 2021, Australian rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations came to 256 MW, a 1.2% increase compared to 253 MW in February 2021. Australia now has 2,783,948 rooftop systems, representing ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia installed 2.8 GW of rooftop solar capacity in 2020, a 33% increase compared to 2.1 GW in 2019, according to data released by the country’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Sterling and Wilson Subsidiary Acquires GCO Solar

Sterling and Wilson Subsidiary Acquires GCO Solar

Sterling and Wilson International Solar FZCO (SWFZCO) announced that it has fully acquired the equity share capital of GCO Solar, an Australia-based electrical and solar contractor. In a BSE filing, ...
Australia Added 249 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in November 2020

Australia Added 249 MW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in November 2020

Australia installed 249 MW of rooftop solar capacity in November 2020, a 7.32% increase compared to 232 MW in the same period last year, according to data released by the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Wartsila and Fluence to Supply 1 GW of Grid-Scale Battery Storage to AGL in Australia

Wartsila and Fluence to Supply 1 GW of Grid-Scale Battery Storage to AGL in Australia

AGL Energy, an Australia-based energy company, has signed non-exclusive framework agreements with energy storage technology companies Wartsila and Fluence to supply up to 1 GW of grid-scale battery storage. AGL ...
/ / Energy Storage, Large Scale
Building-Integrated Solar PV Has Environmental, Aesthetic, Marketing Value_ Report

Building-Integrated Solar PV Has Environmental, Aesthetic, Marketing Value: Report

The Australian PV Institute (APVI) has published a report discussing the benefits of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems integrated into buildings and has proposed business models outlining their value to different ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Australian Rooftop Solar Installations Down 48% Annually in October 2020

Australian Rooftop Solar Installations Down 48% Annually in October 2020

Australia installed 110.29 MW of rooftop solar capacity in October 2020, down 102 MW or about 48% from 212 MW in October 2019, according to the country's Clean Energy Regulator ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar