Other Renewables

Victoria community micro-hydro plant becomes Powershop’s newest supplier

Powershop to buy the output of community-led 100kW run-of-river hydro project, completed and launched this week in Warburton, Victoria.

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Remote WA nickel mine to add 7MW solar plant, slash diesel use

Nickel miner inks deal to add 7MW of solar PV to existing diesel power supply, in "first" solar hybrid plant on an Australian mine primarily funded on commercial basis.

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Plans for solar, battery, hydrogen microgrid in Milawa get $100,000 boost

Plans to develop a hybrid renewable energy microgrid in regional Victoria have won $100,000 state government grant to develop business case.

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Global cruise ship company taps US wind power to offset emissions

Royal Caribbean Cruises will offset up to 12% of its emissions via deal with US energy company Southern Power to buy the output of a proposed 200MW wind farm.

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Trial to run Monash University on 100% renewables backed by ARENA

ARENA tips $2.9m into microgrid trial to use a locally designed smart software platform to help run Monash University's Clayton campus entirely on renewables.

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Heavy duty electric truck maker signs major wind power supply deal

Global industrial manufacturer Cummins – the US company that last year beat Tesla to the release of an electric semi truck – has inked a wind power PPA that will supply 50 per cent of its American power needs.

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Toyota backs renewables fund, to build “future electricity supplies”

Toyota becomes key investor in Mirai Renewable Energy Fund, to target new renewable energy development, including solar, wind, biomass and geothermal power plants.

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Sony commits to source 100% of electricity from renewables

One of the world’s largest electronics and entertainment companies commits to securing 100% of electricity for business from renewables by 2040, with interim goal of 30% by 2030.

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Farmers to flock to solar and battery storage, as power costs bite

Survey reveals more than three-quarters of Australia's farmers plan to invest in solar and battery storage – and 20% are considering wind turbines, Angus Taylor – as the cost of power becomes a major agribusiness concern.

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US oil giant Exxon looks to renewable energy in Texas

One of the world's largest oil and gas companies reportedly seeking PPA for at least 100MW of renewable energy, potentially more than 250MW.

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