German energy storage company Sonnen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TAFE SA to be the preferred accredited training partner for installers of their battery system and to fulfil local workforce requirements. In September, Sonnen announced it would establish a battery manufacturing facility at the former Holden site in Elizabeth to produce batteries by late … Continue reading Sonnen partners with TAFE SA to deliver battery installation courses
New Zealand energy company, Mercury, has announced an agreement to acquire a 19.99 per cent stake in Australasian energy generation company, Tilt Renewables. Mercury announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Tauranga Electricity Consumer Trust (TECT) to acquire the stake. Mercury ahs also secured an option, valid for six months, to acquire … Continue reading NZ energy company acquires stake in Tilt Renewables
The Victorian State government has stated that it will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility what the state government calls “the world’s first ever crop farm” to be completely powered by renewable energy. The … Continue reading Renewable energy to power Stawell Farm a “world’s first”
Flow Power, has announced that it has entered into a large-scale renewable corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Olam Orchards Australia Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olam International Limited (Olam). The deal, one of the first of its kind in Australia, allows Olam direct access to secure, cost effective energy with an expected … Continue reading Olam signs long term renewable corporate PPA with Flow Power
The SA state government has received 60 international proposals under its $150 million Renewable Technology Fund. The proposals included a diverse range of next generation renewable energy and energy storage technologies, including batteries, bioenergy, pumped hydro, thermal, compressed air and flywheel. The government website mentioned that successful applicants will be notified in the ensuing months. Of these … Continue reading Proposals flow in for SA’s Renewable Tech Fund
Champions of fossil-fuel generation have long complained that job losses have been one of the biggest detriments to the decommissioning of coal-fired power plants, and that renewable energy sources do nothing to help replace those jobs. Not so, according to a panel of experts at the recent Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition held at … Continue reading Renewable jobs market underplayed
The former Kurri Kurri Aluminium Smelter site should be transformed into a hub of renewable energy manufacturing.