To save you some time, we’ve searched the internet for the latest news in solar farm projects and other renewables. Grab your coffee, here’s the industry must-knows for the week 14/06/22 edition):
- “Australia’s energy crisis can be solved with a focus on renewables not a capacity market that locks in high emissions electricity” (Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis)
- NSW to invest $1.2 billion to fast-track priority transmission and energy storage projects (SMH)
- Free solar systems and appliance upgrades are on offer for eligible houses across NSW under a new $128 million government initiative (9News)
- Clean energy experts say a hydrogen project near Whyalla SA could help to provide answers to how the process of making and storing hydrogen energy can best be done (ABC)
- Australia will need to double the pace of its renewable energy uptake to meet the 2030 emissions target set by the Albanese government (The Guardian)
- Government and industry need to shift how they think about batteries to successfully accelerate towards renewable infrastructure (Renew Economy)
- A $1m community battery installed in Melbourne’s inner north is expected to provide solar power to about 200 homes in a push to get more renewable energy into the network (ABC)
- Sloped and uneven topography is no longer a barrier for utility-scale solar with Nextracker unveiling its new single-axis tracker (ecogeneration.com.au)
- Rio Tinto has called for proposals to develop an estimated 4GW of large-scale wind and solar farms to power its aluminium operations in Queensland with renewable energy (PV Magazine)
- Unveiled plans for a 2.5GW offshore wind project— the biggest in Australia if it goes ahead (Renew Economy).
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) is a drone view of our Dareton build from 2019.