Australia’s Origin Energy To Establish 2 GWh Battery In Queensland

Origin Energy has filed an environmental study with the Australian government for the construction of a new 500 MW/2,000 MWh battery energy storage facility to be developed near Kogan, approximately 40 km west of Dalby in Queensland’s Darling Downs region. The largest combined cycle gas-fired power plant in Australia, the 630 MW Darling Downs power […]

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Indian Investor, Others Help Australian Battery Startup Sicona To Raise AU$22m Funds 

Australian battery startup Sicona Battery Technologies (Sicona) has now announced raising AU $22 million in Series A funding, which will be used to further the company’s development plans in Australia and the United States. The $22 million investment was led by India’s Himadri Speciality Chemical Ltd, leading Australian venture capital investor Artesian, and Electrification & […]

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JinkoSolar to Supply 255MWp Solar Panels to One of the Year’s Largest Solar Farms in Australia

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s largest solar module manufacturers, announced today that it has entered into the Contract for the Supply of PV Modules with Decmil Australia Pty Ltd on September 27, 2018, for supply 255MWp of its high efficient solar panels for the Sunraysia Solar Farm (“Project”) developed by Maoneng […]

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Perovskite photovoltaic cells hit new world efficiency record

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have smashed the world efficiency record for perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells. The 12.1% efficiency rating was for a 16 cm2 perovskite solar cell, the largest single perovskite photovoltaic cell certified with the highest energy conversion efficiency, and was independently confirmed by the international […]

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AGL to harness solar power from 1000 batteries to provide back-up electricity during peak demand

Australia’s energy giant, AGL has planned to install solar batteries on around 1000 homes across Adelaide, with an objective to develop a ‘virtual power plant’ to provide back-up electricity to houses and the state’s energy grid during times of high energy demand. The installation of solar batteries on 1000 homes is expected to be the […]

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