Construction of the world’s biggest Li-ion battery completed in Australia

The 129 MWh Powerpack system is the largest Li-ion battery storage project in the world(Credit: Hornsdale Wind Farm) Back in March, Tesla’s Elon Musk promised to have a proposed battery storage system at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia up and running within 100 days, or he’d foot the bill. The project clock started […]

The revolutionary Redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

A new energy production device called a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES) can produce electricity, heating, cooling, hot water, oxygen and hydrogen in one system(Credit: University of Newcastle) Imagine having a fridge-sized box in your home that not only generates and stores electricity on-site, but heats and cools the house, provides hot water and even churns out oxygen […]

Australia’s biggest wind farm comes to the Sunshine State Queensland Australia

By 2019, 123 turbines will be spinning 453MW of energy at Coopers Gap Wind Farm, between Kingaroy and Dalby in Queensland. The announcement on August 17 of Australia’s biggest wind farm is the result of creative collaboration and supple engineering solutions. GE will supply and install 123 turbines for the farm,  owned  by the Powering […]

Australia surpasses Norway and Canada for renewable power projects

Investment in Australia’s renewable energy strategy has increased five times over since 2015, a report has revealed. The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has published a paper detailing progress towards the country’s 2020 renewable energy target (RET). More than $4 billion was committed to the effort last year, which in time will add more than 2,000 […]

Australia positioned to be renewable energy superpower

The old joke says the questions in economics exams don’t change from year to year, but the answers do. Welcome to the economics of energy and climate change, which has changed a lot without many people noticing – including Malcolm Turnbull and his climate-change denying mates. They’ve missed that the economics has shifted decisively in […]

LATEST NEWS ON WORLDWIDE RENEWABLE ENERGY

The renewables climate What is putting some countries ahead of others in the renewable-energy game? As Australia’s RET sits stalled at the curb, we ask Peter Cowling, GE’s general manager of renewable sales in the Asia Pacific region for his informed take. Who on this fast-warming, slow-cooking planet is getting it right? GEreports: What makes some […]

HOW DOES ELECTRICTY GET TO YOUR PLACE

Electricity grid – how electricity gets to you 22 January 2015 The power stations that generate electricity are usually located near energy sources, such as coal mines, natural gas production plants, or hydro-electric plants. But the electricity needs to be delivered to where most of its end users are located, which tends to be in […]