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Transparent PV-based greenhouse takes shape in Australia

Western Australia-based solar glass developer ClearVue has commenced installation of its transparent solar PV glazing panels at what will be the world’s first clear solar glass greenhouse.

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Australian Vanadium pushes ahead with plans for residential flow battery

Australian Vanadium is pushing ahead with plans to develop a vanadium redox flow battery for the Australian residential market, via its VSUN Energy subsidiary.

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General Electric to build 400 MW pumped-hydro storage project in Australia

A proposed 400 MW pumped-hydro storage project is on track to become the first of its kind in more than three decades in Queensland, Australia. GE Renewable Energy is backing the plan.

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‘Water battery’ a winner for Australian university

In the first year of operation, the thermal energy storage tank saved 4,232 tonnes of CO2 emissions – with 3,082 tonnes saved by the University of the Sunshine Coast through using solar power instead of grid electricity, and the rest by feeding solar energy into the grid.

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Australian utility makes splash with portable solar farm

South Australian utility SA Water is set to flick the switch on the “world’s largest” portable solar array, as work has started on a 12 MW prefabricated PV system at the Happy Valley Reservoir near Adelaide.

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Singapore investor injects $3 million into 500 MW Queensland PV project

Plans to build a large-scale solar farm at Harlin in Queensland’s Somerset Council region continue to gather momentum after Singaporean infrastructure investor Keppel Corporation agreed to pour more than $3 million into the project.

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Hydro storage project pumps new life into old Australian mine

Centennial Coal has secured more than US$3.8 million in government funding to assess the feasibility of turning a coal mine near Newcastle, New South Wales, into a pumped hydro storage site that could supply 600 MW of renewables to the grid.

Australian PV plant tests 2 MW/8 MWh vanadium flow battery

Australia’s first utility-scale vanadium flow battery will be built in South Australia. It will demonstrate the tech’s potential to provide energy and frequency control ancillary services for the national grid.

Australia’s largest privately owned shopping mall signs PV deal

The Narellan Town Centre, a shopping mall outside of Sydney, is set to undergo a AUD 40 million (USD 29.9 million) solar transformation with the signing of a 30-year energy partnership with CEP.Energy.

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Australia to host 200 MW solar farm, big battery project

The New South Wales state government’s push toward renewable energy continues to gather momentum, as the Independent Planning Commission has approved a multimillion-dollar, 500 MW solar project.

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