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Energy Lab: Canberra as a test market for demonstrating new energy technologies

Energy Lab’s last Canberra event for the year. It looks set to be a good event to wrap up a great year of events. Tonight’s topic: What role can Canberra play as a test market for new energy technologies? Canberra has several advantages over other Australian cities as a place to test emerging technologies in […]

We are not doing enough

A great interview of Dr Sven Teske in the latest EcoGeneration. He always brings a broad view to the discussion with very useful insights and observations for all stakeholders. He tackles some myths that persist in Australia – “baseload” (the clue is in the name), that Europe is an interconnected supergrid (only about 10%), that […]

Currently hiring – Solar Project Development Manager

A Solar Project Development Manager is required for a leading global renewable energy company, to take over a pipeline of solar projects as well as to develop new projects from site identification through to financial close. Experience of wind or solar farm project development required. Role based in either Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra. http://www.freshwater-group.com.au/freshwater-group/careers/  

The next disruption: Business opportunities in shifting to 100% renewables

The last Energy Lab Deep Dive Sydney event for the year. We have been very proud to sponsor these events and look forward to next year. Come along on Tuesday 21st November, it is shaping up to be a good one. More than 1.8 billion people have committed to shifting within the next few decades […]

Embracing the opportunities offered by community generation

Energy Lab’s next deep dive event in Canberra is on this evening. Given that the cost of renewable energy generation is falling, Australians are increasingly investing in community generation. This event will look at how can we embrace the opportunities offered by community generation. Drinks and networking to follow. We hope to see you there.

Could the NEG be a boost for renewables?

Zen Energy has announced plans for a lot of dispatchable renewable generation in South Australia: 1 GW of it. This is the result of Sanjeev Gupta’s investment in Zen Energy and will enable up to 680 MW of solar capacity, as well as significant battery storage, pumped hydro and demand management. Sanjeev Gupta has made […]

RES reaches financial close for Emerald Solar Farm

RES Australia has reached financial close on the Emerald solar farm. This is a milestone for the Australian solar industry as it is the first independently owned solar farm to sign a PPA with a major corporate. This is a great sign for the future of the industry, it helps Telstra reduce their emissions and […]

Australia’s power generation future

This is what Australia’s power generation future looks like. Despite the “but we have plenty of coal” nay-sayers, the future is very likely to be hybrid power plants like the Windlab and Vestas 60MW Kennedy Energy Park in central north Queensland. It is made up of 43MW wind, 15MW PV and a 2MW/4MWh battery. While […]

Lagerwey to build hydrogen-producing wind turbine

This is a development that will be interesting to watch. Lagerwey, a Dutch wind turbine manufacturer, in a consortium with ECN and HYGRO, is developing the world’s first wind turbine to convert wind power directly into hydrogen for use as transport fuel. The Lagerwey 4.8MW turbine will be converted to incorporate electrolysis technology that will […]