Townsville has been highlighted as a potential manufacturing hub, particularly for solar panels and renewable energy projects. At a recent Business Advisory Council meeting of the Palaszczuk government, council member Neil O’Sullivan from Noja Power Switchgear brought up the idea. “Manufacturing and in particular advancement in manufacturing… perhaps that should be looked at in Townsville,” … Continue reading Townsville’s potential as a manufacturing hub
Australia’s energy markets are becoming more complex due to battery storage and rooftop solar, and diversifying the mix of energy sources can ensure the grid remains resilient, according to Dr Michael Ottaviano, CEO and managing director of Carnegie Clean Energy. For the last ten years, Carnegie Energy has been developing utility-scale solar power, wave energy … Continue reading Diversification the key to a resilient energy market
In light of rising energy prices, questionable security and ever-changing policies, some manufacturers are turning to renewables to ensure reliable production, writes Stephanie Stefanovic. As energy prices continue to soar, manufacturers are increasingly being pushed out of Australia. The Federal government seems to believe reducing wholesale gas prices is the answer, with Prime Minister Malcolm … Continue reading Renewables light the way to success in manufacturing
With the right technology, homeowners and businesses with solar and battery storage systems have the potential to play a vital role in stabilising a grid with high renewable generation, according to Luke Osborne, chief operations officer for Reposit Power. By integrating innovative software with solar battery systems, Reposit Power helps customers who invest in these … Continue reading Solar battery storage ‘vital for energy market’
Australia is becoming one of the most desirable places to implement renewable energy sources, according to a report by global power and utilities company Ernst & Young (EY). The nation has risen from 10th to fifth in the global Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index, which takes into consideration conditions for renewable power in 40 countries. China … Continue reading Australia climbs world renewable energy rankings
Chinese manufacturer Goldwind has acquired an up-to-530MW wind farm project from Origin Energy, in what the company says is the largest wind farm power purchase agreement in Australia. Goldwind paid AU$110 million for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project, located in Victoria. Origin Energy also agreed to purchase all the energy and renewable energy certificates … Continue reading Chinese manufacturer makes Australia’s biggest wind deal
Multi-million dollar research into separating hydrogen from Australia’s mixed gas streams could present an alternative to the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, an energy champion has said. It is hoped a two-year project led by Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will plug a gap in global energy technology, which could make Australia the … Continue reading ‘Carbon-free’ fuel discovery to make Australia world’s leading renewable energy supplier
South Australia has reached its renewable energy target of 50 per cent almost eight years ahead of schedule. The state has already surpassed its target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2025, reaching 53 per cent from 2016-2017. In 2014, this figure was 36 per cent. “I am pleased that South Australia is leading … Continue reading SA reaches 50 per cent renewable energy target 8 years early
A team of scientists from Edith Cowan University has developed what they say is the world’s first commercially viable clear solar glass. Referred to as energy-harvesting clear glass, the technology has been developed by a team of researchers from the Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI) at Edith Cowan University, in collaboration with Perth-based company ClearVue … Continue reading Perth team producing world’s only clear solar glass
Keppel Prince Engineering has said that up to 50 new jobs will be created, with the company to provide 28 per cent of the towers at the White Rock wind farm.
Tesla has announced an expansion of its collaboration with Panasonic Corp, with a letter of intent for production of photovoltaic cells and modules at Buffalo, New York.
Senator Nick Xenophon has blamed renewables for the state-wide blackout in South Australia yesterday.
Electricity is a major cost for many manufacturers and a business-critical requirement for all. Price and reliability matter. And right now both seem to be under a cloud. In South Australia, contract prices have been increasing sharply, and short-term spot prices reached extraordinary highs in July.
Like Henry Ford before him, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk is taking a new approach to car making. Where Ford focused on manufacturing a car that the mass market could afford, Musk is keen to build a vehicle that the environment can bear.
Keppel Prince Engineering, Australia’s largest manufacturer of wind towers, has won a $3.5 million contract to build six new turbines for the Waterloo wind farm.
Investment in Australian renewable energy projects is set for a comeback, following the resolution on the renewable energy target (RET) impasse last year.
The Anti-Dumping Commission has closed its investigation into the alleged dumping of Chinese solar photovoltaic modules exported to Australia.
The writing is on the wall for Australian car component makers. But, while some will surely die in the next couple of years, others are redirecting their energies to new challenges. Hartley Henderson writes.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten believes manufacturers faced with the death of Australian car making could find new work in the renewables sector and they deserve support to do so.
The federal government will today announce its target to cut carbon emissions by 26 per cent on 2005 levels by 2030.