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Australian generator teams with Japanese on 3 GW green hydrogen project

The Australian state of Queensland’s aim to become a leading producer and exporter of green hydrogen has received a boost, as state-owned electricity generator Stanwell has teamed up with a group of Australian and Japanese companies to launch a feasibility study for a proposed large-scale production and export project.

Australian startup sets 25.54% efficiency record for silicon cell

SunDrive said it has created the most effective commercial-sized silicon solar cell in the world, achieving an efficiency figure of 25.54% in testing carried out by Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH).


VSUN reveals redox flow battery tech in Australia

The suitability of vanadium redox flow battery technology for Australian residential and commercial applications will soon be tested, as Perth-based storage specialist VSUN Energy plans to deploy three 5 kW/30 kWh flow batteries.

Australia’s largest planned renewables zone ‘swamped’ with 34 GW of capacity

Australia’s newest planned renewable energy zone has been “swamped” by investors, with the New South Wales government revealing that 34 GW of new solar, wind and energy storage projects have already been proposed.


Sun Cable plans capacity increase for world’s largest solar+storage project

The world’s biggest solar PV and storage project is set to get even larger with the Singapore-based Sun Cable announcing it plans to increase the renewable energy generation and storage capacity of the $26 billion Australia-ASEAN Power Link being developed in northern Australia.


Australian researchers develop bifacial solar cell with 96.3% bifacial factor

Australian National University researchers claim to have set a world record for bifacial solar cell efficiency that they say could boost the energy output of solar farms by 30%.


AI-powered bidding platform for Australia’s biggest solar farm

The operators of Australia’s largest solar farm have turned to a software-based bidding solution as they seek to optimize dispatch and manage the facility’s market trading and power purchase commitments amid increasing market volatility.


Australian science agency looks to space to test next-gen PV cell tech

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is pushing the limits of flexible solar PV cells by partnering with Australian startup Space Machines Company to test the technology in space.

Australian Energy Market Operator points to inverters as possible path to 100% renewables

The AEMO is looking to fast-track the deployment of advanced inverter capabilities to support Australia’s “once-in-a-lifetime transition” to a power system featuring reduced synchronous generation, such as coal-fired generation.


Australia’s rooftop PV capacity reaches 14.7 GW

Australia’s rooftop solar PV market has emerged as the second largest generator by capacity in the nation with new data published by the Australian Energy Council showing that small-scale solar is overshadowed only by coal-fired generation.