We’ve scoured all four corners of the internet for all the latest #renewables news (to save you a bit of time). Grab a coffee, here’s the gist (17/01/22 edition):
- The government’s independently run Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announces $40 million for solar R&D endeavoring to reduce total cost of construction of utility scale solar farms to 30 cents per watt by 2030 (via Upstream Online)
- Australian oil and gas major Woodside Energy Ltd are planning a 500-MW solar farm with battery storage in Western Australia (via Renewables Now).
- Sunman Energy, the innovative solar tech company, has launched the world’s “largest” production facility for flexible lightweight solar modules (via Renew Economy).
- Horizon Power have installed another 19 standalone power systems (SPS) units just east of Esperance, with another 26 to be operational in the region by March, allowing more farmers to go off grid (via PV Magazine).
- The 162MW Columboola Solar Farm has been successfully connected to the transmission network in the Western Downs of Queensland (QLD) (Via PV Magazine).
- Watch this quick video summarising how hydrogen growth can trigger significant geoeconomic and geopolitical shifts (via the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)).
- Global demand for copper, an essential component of renewables tech, will overtake supply by more than six million tonnes by 2030 according to Norway-based independent energy research and business intelligence company Rystad Energy (via The Edge Markets).
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) captures a bird’s-eye view of our build in Kanowna: