Cost of solar energy falls below fossil-fuels in Australia

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Solar energy is now less expensive than fossil-fuels A new report from Climate Council suggests that solar energy is now less expensive than fossil-fuels in most major Australian cities. Over the past five years, the cost of solar power has dropped significantly. According to the report, this cost has fallen by 58% over that time period. The falling price of solar energy has made it more attractive, encouraging more businesses and consumers to embrace this form of clean power and distance themselves from fossil-fuels. Costs continue to fall for the…

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New solar energy digital marketplace launches in Australia

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Decentralized Energy Exchange aims to expose more homeowners to solar energy Australia has become the first country to launch a digital marketplace for solar energy. Called the Decentralized Energy Exchange, the marketplace is designed to provide homeowners with a way to access solar power. Currently 16% of all clean power generated in Australia comes from rooftop solar panels. An estimated 1.6 million rooftops throughout the country have been equipped with photovoltaic systems. The new marketplace is expected to help more homeowners enter into the solar energy market. Australia is focusing…

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AsiaWEA forms to support the expansion of wind energy in the Asia-Pacific region

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New organization aims to support wind power in several countries A new wind energy association has been launched in Asia. Called AsiaWEA, the new organization will support the development of government policies as well as the research and development of both onshore and offshore wind energy systems. The organization is new accepting applications from businesses and agencies interested in clean power, with active membership slated to begin in January of 2017. Members will be accepted to quarterly meetings and seminars and AsiaWEA plans to host the first Asian Wind Energy…

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Suzlon to invest $3 billion in Australian wind energy industry

Suzlon to establish a stronger foothold in Australia Suzlon, a leading renewable energy company, has set its sights on Australia’s wind energy industry. The company has targeted some $3 billion in investments into the country’s wind power sector, which it believes will thrive in the near future. Over the next five years, Suzlon aims to join several other companies that have become involved in Australia’s wind energy industry. Through its upcoming investments, Suzlon hopes to install some 2 gigawatts of wind energy capacity in Australia. Wind energy continues to grow…

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New fuel cell vehicles to come to Australia in 2018

Hyundai will be bringing new fuel cell vehicles to Australia Hyundai Australia has confirmed that a new fuel cell vehicle will be launched in the country in 2018. Recently, Hyundai brought its first fuel cell vehicle to the country. The automaker delivered 20 of these vehicles, which are currently being used by the Australian government. Hyundai has been working to develop a new vehicle equipped with advanced hydrogen fuel cell technology and intends to showcase its new vehicle during the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Country will work to…

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Automakers team to bolster hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Australia

Automakers will work to help build new hydrogen stations in Australia Hyundai and Toyota have joined together to help build a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Australia. These efforts will be backed up by renewed government incentives promoting clean vehicles. Australia aims to establish itself as a leading clean transportation market, but bringing clean vehicles to the country, especially those equipped with fuel cells, has been quite difficult. This is partly due to lacking infrastructure, but lackluster government policy has also proven to be a problem. Toyota and Hyundai are working…

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New fuel cell car comes to Australia thanks to Toyota

Toyota Australia has imported three Mirai units for demonstration initiative Toyota Australia has brought three new fuel cell vehicles to Australia. The company believes that hydrogen fuel cells may be an ideal replacement for conventional drivetrains, allowing the transportation sector to become more environmentally friendly. Toyota’s Mirai is the automaker’s first step into fuel cell transportation. Three of these vehicles have been brought to Australia to demonstrate how viable these cars can be and to showcase their performance. Fuel cell car produces no harmful emissions and operates on electricity Toyota…

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Wind energy industry in Australia is seeing more support from individual states

Australian states are investing more heavily in wind power The wind energy industry is beginning to find more success in Australia. This is largely thanks to the efforts being made by individual states, many of whom are looking to meet new environmental goals. This week, a new 100 megawatt wind farm began operation in South Australia. The wind farm was developed by Neoen and Siemens, both companies that hold a strong position in the wind energy industry. The new wind farm is expected to contribute to South Australia’s continued efforts…

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Wind energy market continues to show promising growth in Australia

Wind power is making impressive progress in Australia Wind energy has been making significant progress in Australia recently and the sector reached a major milestone in May of this year. Pitt & Sherry, an analysis firm, notes that four Australian states have reported record wind power production in May. South Australia, Victoria, New Wales, and Tasmania have all reached a new high in terms of wind production, highlighting the continued growth of the wind energy market in Australia. 3.9 GW of electrical power was produced by wind farms in May…

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New fuel cell membrane could lead to breakthrough for clean vehicles

Researchers develop a new membrane for fuel cells that is inspired by cacti Scientists from South Korea and Australia have developed a new fuel cell membrane whose design is inspired by a type of cactus. The scientists from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia and South Korea’s Hayang University believe that the new membrane will lead to better clean vehicles in the future. The membrane may lead to better efficiency and performance for fuel cell vehicles, which are beginning to grow in popularity throughout the world. Fuel…

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Kia Australia shows favor for hydrogen fuel cells

Kia Australia believes that fuel cells could be the future of clean transportation Kia Australia may have plans to pursue hydrogen fuel cell technology in the coming years. General Manager Damien Meredith has shown strong support for fuel cell technology, noting that parent company Hyundai has found success in using these energy systems to power a new generation of clean vehicles. Hyundai brought its first fuel cell vehicle to the market some time ago and has seen interest in fuel cells grow over the past several months, especially as drivers…

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Toyota to invest in new hybrid renewable energy project

Toyota takes a stake in energy project that combines wind and solar power Japanese automaker Toyota has taken a 50% stake in an ambitious hybrid energy project that aims to combine wind and solar power. The project is taking root in Australia and is being developed both Windlab and Eurus Energy. The companies believe that they will begin construction on the $140 million project within the next year. Combining both wind and solar energy could become a popular concept in the coming years, as doing so holds vast potential when…

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Hydrogen fuel could become a prominent energy export in Australia

Energy developers show strong interest in using solar energy to produce hydrogen fuel Australian energy developers are looking to tap into the growing demand for renewable energy coming from large countries in north Asia by harnessing the power of solar fuels. These fuels, specifically hydrogen fuel, are generated through the use of solar energy, which Australia typically has an abundance of. If developers can be successful in this endeavor, solar fuels may become one of Australia’s largest and most profitable energy exports. Solar fuels may become a significant energy export…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may find more traction in the commercial sector

Toyota sees great promise in the commercial space Toyota Australia believes that the commercial sector will play a major role in promoting fuel cell vehicles in the future. These vehicles have yet to see any widespread launch and may struggle to find mainstream success, but automakers have plans to launch these vehicles in the coming years in order to better comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations. Fuel cell vehicles may be able to find significant success in the commercial sector before they find support among consumers, which could have an…

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Researchers make progress on artificial leaf that can produce hydrogen fuel

Artificial leaf uses solar energy to generate the electricity needed to produce hydrogen fuel Researchers from Monash University in Australia have developed an artificial leaf that may be close to seeing use in homes and businesses. The artificial leaf is designed to absorb sunlight to produce hydrogen fuel, which can then be used to generate electrical power. According to researchers, the artificial leaf is capable of producing more hydrogen than its previous iterations, which may make it a very attractive hydrogen fuel production solution. Researchers focus on making the artificial…

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Toyota to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to Australia

Automaker will bring the new Mirai to Australia to demonstrate the vehicle’s technology Toyota is set to showcase its new fuel cell vehicle at the upcoming World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Australia. The country is set to be one of the first outside of Japan to receive the commercial version of the fuel cell vehicle. During the event, Toyota will be demonstrating the technology behind the fuel cell vehicle, called Mirai, and government representatives and other stakeholders will get to see the technology in action and what hydrogen fuel cells…

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