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 (24/01/22 edition):
- The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced a $37 million commitment to X-Elio’s Blue Grass solar farm in Columboola, Queensland (via Renew Economy).
- The Victoria State Government is providing $6.6 million to six renewable hydrogen projects aiming to clean up heavy transport, buses and industry (via Saur Energy).
- Renewable energy producer Neoen has launched its 412 MW wind farm known as the Goyder Renewables Zone project that will build 75 wind turbines in South Australia (via Saur Energy).
- If Australia could produce low-emissions aluminium, it would be a valuable export and manufacturing opportunity as new research predicts annual demand for solar power by 2050 will require more than 40 per cent of the current global aluminium production (via ABC).
- Draft guidelines for a “solar tax” for exporting electricity into the grid have been released for comment —no doubt there’ll be a few (via Renew Economy).
- A new solar panel “upcycling” plant in Victoria will be up and running by the end of 2023 (via Renew Economy).
- A look at which Australian regions are best placed to build a new green hydrogen export industry (via swinbourne.edu.au).
- Plans for the biggest battery storage system in Victoria (240MW/480MWh) project were cleared for development by the state government (via Renew Economy).
Our shot of the week (from the Meralli archives) captures a shot of our Tamburlaine build back in 2020.