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Trailblazer tipped to accelerate Australia’s clean energy transition

The University of New South Wales and the University of Newcastle have revealed plans to join forces to develop and commercialize “world-leading” technology in solar, renewable hydrogen, storage and green metals.


South Korean minerals giant secures 9 GW Australian renewables portfolio

Korea Zinc – the world’s largest producer of zinc, lead and silver – has revealed that its Australian renewables unit, Ark Energy, has acquired utility-scale solar developer Epuron Holdings, after obtaining regulatory approvals earlier this week.


Sumitomo, Rio Tinto to build green hydrogen project in Australia

Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. has revealed plans to build a green hydrogen pilot plant at Rio Tinto’s Yarwun alumina refinery in the Australian state of Queensland.


Fortescue provides backing for Dutch PV module maker

Fortescue Future Industries continues to advance its green energy ambitions, announcing it will provide new funding for Dutch solar PV module maker HyET Solar, in a move designed to accelerate a planned expansion of the company’s manufacturing plant in the Netherlands.


Western Australia to host green hydrogen project powered by 5.2 GW of wind, PV

Investors have applied for an environmental assessment for about 5 GW of wind and solar in Australia, which will support plans to produce green hydrogen and ammonia at a massive new facility.


Maoneng reveals plans for 950 MW solar-battery project in Australia

Maoneng has unveiled ambitious plans to build a giant solar farm and battery energy storage facility in Australia.


EPC giant says Australian large-scale solar faces workforce shortage

Sterling and Wilson Solar has warned that Australia’s large-scale solar PV industry faces a significant workforce shortage as the nation shifts away from fossil fuels toward renewable power.


Australia leads world as solar sets global generation record

A new report published by UK-based energy think tank Ember shows that solar was the world’s fastest-growing source of electricity generation in 2021. Australia leads the world in its uptake, with PV generating 12% of the nation’s electricity last year.


Australian researchers promise lifespan boost for lithium-ion batteries

Researchers from The University of Queensland have developed a new nanotechnology that purportedly more than doubles the lifespan of high-voltage lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for higher density and lower-cost energy storage solutions.


Australia’s AGL builds storage portfolio

Australia’s largest power utility, AGL, says it has received approval for a 200 MW/800 MWh grid scale battery to be developed at the site of its coal-fired Loy Yang power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley.


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