‘World’s first’ project to turn biogas from sewage into hydrogen

Hazer is seeking to build a 100-tonne per annum facility in Australia by December 2020

Lightweight and flexible solar panels power up Australian Maritime Museum

The Wharf 7 Maritime Heritage Centre building in Darling Harbour could not use conventional solar panels due to its weight constraints and heritage status

Australia invests $9.4m in short term solar and wind energy forecasting

The trial aims to provide valuable information to the market on delivering forecasts on a five-minute basis

Victoria unveils its first giant battery storage project

The 30MW system down under is capable of powering more than 20,000 homes for an hour

Football stadium in Amsterdam scores for sustainability

The Johan Cruijff Arena has installed a system of 148 Nissan LEAF batteries to store renewable power

Australia to triple solar capacity with $92m funding

Australia aims to triple the amount of energy generated from solar by investing $92 million (£69m) in projects. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has chosen a total of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 480MW. The six plants in Queensland, five in New South Wales and one in Western Australia are expected to triple […]

Australia dumps renewable energy agency

The Australian Government has axed the agency that provides assistance to the renewables industry as well as a host of climate-based research initiatives. Called the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), it was formed in July 2012 to drive research and investment in clean energy and help bring new and emerging technologies into production. The Coalition […]

Go-ahead for Australia’s ‘largest’ solar projects

Australia’s “largest” solar energy projects have been given the green light after the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reached a financial agreement with the developers. AGL Energy Limited (AGL) will build a 102MW solar plant at Nyngan and a 53MW plant (pictured) at Broken Hill, estimated to cost around $450 million (£266m) in total. ARENA […]

Australia invests A$400m in off-grid renewable projects

The Australian Government has announced plans to invest A$400 million (£243.3m) to develop off-grid renewable energy projects in rural areas of the country. The programme aims to generate 150MW of electricity from renewable energy sources within the next five years, with at least two large-scale plants of 10MW or greater expected to be built. Resources […]

Australia & US team up for ‘next generation’ solar technologies

Australia has announced funding worth $83 million (£51.2m) to conduct research on “next generation” solar technologies with the US. The investment from the Australian Solar Institute’s (ASI) United States-Australia Solar Energy Collaboration scheme (USASEC), includes $68 million (£42m) for two, eight year research programmes and $15.5 million (£9.6m) for 11 collaborative research projects. Mark Twidell, […]