Huge battery system to export cheap solar from South Australia approved

Huge battery system to export cheap solar from South Australia approved

South Australia’s Planning Council gave approval just before the end of last month to a 500MW (AC) solar farm project, co-located with 250MW / 1,000MWh of battery energy storage from renewables developer EPS Energy.

Twin Creek wind farm and Australia’s biggest battery edge closer to approval

Twin Creek wind farm and Australia’s biggest battery edge closer to approval

RES Australia’s plans to build a 183MW wind farm with a 50MW/215MWh big battery near South Australia’s Barossa Valley are edging closer to reality, despite ongoing local opposition to the ambitious project.

CellCube to build huge grid scale vanadium battery in South Australia

CellCube to build huge grid scale vanadium battery in South Australia

Renewables firm Pangea Energy and vanadium battery producer CellCube have signed an agreement to build a 50MW/200MWh battery storage system alongside a solar farm in South Australia.

Gujarat awards just 250MW from gigawatt solar park tender

Gujarat awards just 250MW from gigawatt solar park tender

The winners were as follows: BidderCapacity (MW)Tariff (INR/kWh) Gujarat Industries Power Company (GIPCL)502.75 Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL)200 (bid for 250)2.75 The tender had gone through multiple delays and its final L1 bids were 10 paise higher than last week's solar auction for the Raghanesda Solar Park, also in Gujarat, which drew lowest bids of between 2.65-2.70 rupees .

S.A. begins search for energy provider after failure of solar tower project

S.A. begins search for energy provider after failure of solar tower project

The South Australian state government is going back to the drawing board – or at least, back to the market – to find a cheap and clean supplier for its electricity needs after the collapse of SolarReserve’s 150MW solar thermal power project at Port Augusta earlier this month.

Facebook and Dominion Energy Ink Deal for 350MW of Solar

Facebook and Dominion Energy Ink Deal for 350MW of Solar

The company also said it “work[s] to ensure that all of the renewable energy projects we contract for are on the same electrical grid as our data centers.” Dominion plans to have 3 gigawatts of wind and solar complete or under development by 2022. Because it impacts customer rates, the Virginia State Corporation Commission had to approve the Surry County projects.

AGL plans 250MW pumped hydro plant in South Australia as replacement for gas

AGL plans 250MW pumped hydro plant in South Australia as replacement for gas

The company said on Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $31 million for the rights to develop the pumped hydro project at the old Kanmantoo mine from Hillgrove Resources, using the existing open mine pit, with a new upper pond to be built on nearby land.

Wind generation hits peak output of more than 4,000MW in Australia

Wind generation hits peak output of more than 4,000MW in Australia

Wind generation in Australia has reached a new milestone, with the combined output of the country’s large-scale wind farms reaching a record peak of 4,050MW in mid February.

GE Sells 650MW of Renewable Energy Assets to Enel, Despite Plans to Grow Renewables Arm

GE Sells 650MW of Renewable Energy Assets to Enel, Despite Plans to Grow Renewables Arm

The sale involved seven projects belonging to Enel Green Power North America Renewable Energy Partners (EGPNA REP), an equally owned joint venture between Enel Green Power North America and GE Capital’s Energy Financial Services, GE’s energy investing arm.

World’s largest floating solar plant connected in China

World’s largest floating solar plant connected in China

China-based firm Three Gorges New Energy, has already partially connected a 150MW floating PV project to the grid, which is likely to become the largest plant globally once fully commissioned.

Genex finalises NSW solar purchase, as progress continues on Kidston hydro

Genex finalises NSW solar purchase, as progress continues on Kidston hydro

Genex Power has completed the acquisition of the 50MW Jemalong solar PV project in NSW, in a bid to diversify its generation portfolio and boost earnings while it continues to develop its flagship Kidston solar and pumped hydro storage project in Queensland.

Vales Point coal plant owners sign deal with new 275MW solar farm

Vales Point coal plant owners sign deal with new 275MW solar farm

The contract for 150MW of the solar farm’s capacity, which lasts until the expected end of the operating life of Vales Point – was announced by Edify Energy and Delta Electricity in a statement on Tuesday, and hailed by both parties as a significant step towards the inevitable clean energy transition.

Kidston Solar Project reaches Practical Completion

Kidston Solar Project reaches Practical Completion

Genex Power Limited (ASX: GNX) (Genex or Company) is pleased to announce that its 50MW Kidston Solar Project (KS1 or Project) has successfully reached Practical Completion (PC).

Tesla’s and Victoria’s second big battery completed at Ganawarra solar farm

Tesla’s and Victoria’s second big battery completed at Ganawarra solar farm

The 25MW/50MWh Ganawarra battery, located next to the 50MW (AC) solar farm of the same name, is smaller than the first Tesla big battery next to Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia, but will play a key role in helping keep the lights on in Victoria this summer.

Second wave of big batteries about to join Australia’s main grid

Second wave of big batteries about to join Australia’s main grid

The 25MW/50MWh Ganawarra battery, located next to the 50MW solar farm of the same name, is also poised to begin its commissioning process, RenewEconomy understands, while the 30MW/8MWh Dalrymple North battery in South Australia is in the final stages of that process, having already tested its islanding feature, as we reported here.

World’s biggest solar plus storage plant goes through final testing

World’s biggest solar plus storage plant goes through final testing

“We got an in depth visit at the Noor 1 (150MWe parabolic trough plant with 4 hours storage) and Noor 3 (150MWe salt tower with 7.5 hours storage).

Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm

Maoneng reaches financial close on 250MW Sunraysia solar farm

Chinese Australian renewable energy developer Maoneng is to begin construction of the 255MW Sunraysia solar farm near Balranald after reaching financial close for one of the biggest solar projects in the country.

Three biggest solar farms join the grid in Victoria, NSW, and South Australia

Three biggest solar farms join the grid in Victoria, NSW, and South Australia

In NSW, the Colleambally solar farm, owned by Neoen and located near Griffith,, has started generating to the grid, and when complete will, at 150MW, be the biggest solar farm in the state.

SolarReserve signs manufacturing MOU for solar tower project, but financing delayed

SolarReserve signs manufacturing MOU for solar tower project, but financing delayed

US solar company SolarReserve has signed a memorandum of understanding with local South Australian outfit Heliostat SA, to manufacture and assemble the heliostat components for the world-leading 150MW solar tower and molten salt storage facility proposed for Port Augusta.

Genex buys 50MW Jemalong solar project as it finalises Kidston storage deal

Genex buys 50MW Jemalong solar project as it finalises Kidston storage deal

Genex Power has bought the 50MW Jemalong solar project in NSW as it looks to its next stage of developments once it has the financing for its flagship solar and pumped hydro storage project in Queensland in place.