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MEDIA RELEASE – Smart Energy Council: The new national voice for Australia’s Smart Energy future

By Cathryn Blair | November 22, 2017

Today the Australian Solar Council and the Energy Storage Council have combined to become the Smart Energy Council. “Australia will inevitably be powered by Smart Energy. We represent the most innovative renewable energy leaders in the field. We are transforming to better reflect our members and Australia’s energy future,” said Smart Energy Council Chief Executive…

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CWP moves into CSP

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

Leading renewable energy project developer CWP Renewables which is best known for its portfolio of large scale wind farms is developing a 250 MW concentrated solar thermal project near Townsville. The project is anticipated to have a capital cost of approximately $1.3 billion, and subject to authority approvals construction on ‘Freedom Energy One’ will start…

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Powering Queensland’s Future

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

Queenslanders soon go to the polls in a state election that will impact on the level of support for renewable energy. A re-elected Palaszczuk Government has pledged to continue the expansion of renewables with a $151.6 million commitment to support new large-scale renewable generation and solar in schools. The total ongoing commitment to renewable energy…

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Financing energy storage

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

The CEFC has committed $150 million in debt finance to stage one of the Lincoln Gap wind farm located near Port Augusta that will go towards a 10 MW battery energy storage system capable of producing up to 10 MWh of fast response storage capacity. Significantly, this is the first time the CEFC has financed…

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PV market moves

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

The small-scale solar market continues its upward trajectory and in October small-scale technology certificate creation hit 2.1 million which was 10 per cent greater than September levels. It was also the highest monthly level recorded since December 2012, according to Green Energy Markets. In all STCs representing 15,736 solar PV systems and 106 MW of…

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Trials on the Horizon

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

WA utility Horizon Power is set to trial a variety of behind-the-meter distributed energy systems in Carnarvon with a $1.9 million pilot project funded by ARENA. As part of a $7.1 million pilot project, Horizon will install a variety of distributed energy technologies in 90 homes and businesses to test the ‘internet of things’ energy…

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Critical decade

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

Despite all the hope (and beyond all the hype) an uncomfortable truth has emerged: after three years flatlining, global greenhouse gas pollution is on track to jump by the end of 2017 as a result of the ongoing burning of fossil fuels around the world. According to the Global Carbon Budget emissions from fossil fuels…

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Smart Energy Training

By Brett Thompson | November 17, 2017

During the past week the Solar Council and Energy Storage Council has been visiting major cities to launch the Smart Energy Training Centre (SETC) which is designed to deliver nationally accredited and non-accredited training in solar, battery storage and smart energy management. Pictured above is the Queensland launch attended by state Energy Minister Mark Bailey (second…

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