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Australian developer pushes ahead with green hydrogen production plans

Frontier Energy has identified its preferred electrolysis technology as it advances plans to produce green hydrogen powered by the proposed 500 MW Bristol Springs Solar project in Western Australia.

Green investors eyeing up Australia following election results

The remarkable results of what is already being called a ‘historic’ 2022 federal election have put Australia “back on the map” in the eyes of big low-carbon investors.

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Australian startup develops mine shaft gravity storage

Green Gravity, a startup proposing to use old mine shafts for gravitational energy storage, has secured AUD 1.4 million ($990,000) in its first formal capital raise.

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New Australian prime minister vows to turn nation into renewables ‘superpower’

Australia’s new prime minister, Anthony Albanese, has promised to make the nation a “renewable energy superpower,” following the Labor Party’s federal election victory on the weekend.

Australia’s consumer watchdog warns about LG home batteries

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a call for homeowners to check their residential energy storage systems, amid a national recall of that batteries due to concerns about overheating.

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About one-third of disused PV panels fit for reuse, says Australian consortium

Reclaim PV Recycling and the Circular PV Alliance (CPVA) have have agreed to jointly develop standards and testing procedures to support the reuse and resale of solar panels in Australia. Reclaim PV recently discovered that more than 31% of the solar panels collected in the Australian state of Queensland could be considered for reuse, rather than recycling.

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Australian researchers crack ‘nighttime’ solar

Researchers from the University of New South Wales have made a major breakthrough in what was previously conceived of only in theoretical terms – namely, “nighttime” solar power.

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Origin secures approval for 2,800 MWh battery in Australia

Origin Energy has secured planning approval for a 700 MW/2,800 MWh grid-connected battery to be developed at the site of its coal-fired Eraring power station in the Australian state of New South Wales.

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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.

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Australia’s best-performing, large-scale PV assets

The top-performing solar farm in Australia in April was Genex Power’s Kidston project in Queensland, according to Rystad Energy Analyst Dave Dixon, who noted that total generation from solar and wind assets in Australia grew by 23% year on year.

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