Tesla to build world’s largest battery system

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New battery system will be developed by Tesla Tesla Motors has been tapped to build the world’s largest battery system. The system will be developed in South Australia and is meant to be 60% larger than other large-scale battery systems. The project is being developed with the aid of the Australian government as well as Neoen, a French renewable energy company. A portion of the electricity stored by the battery system will come from the Hordnsdale Wind Farm. Tesla expects that the battery system will be able to provide as…

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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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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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Australia reached 3GW of installed wind energy capacity

Country reaches new record in total installed wind power capacity Australia has reached a new milestone when it comes to wind energy capacity. Though the country have been showing less support for renewable energy in recent years due to changes in the government, wind energy has managed to maintain much of its support. New wind projects have emerged over the years and many of these projects reached completion earlier this year, increasing the country’s total installed wind energy capacity by a significant margin. 3GW of total capacity achieved with the…

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New wind energy record set in Australia

43% of South Australia’s energy needs met through wind power in July Wind energy has reached a new milestone in Australia. South Australia’s wind farms were able to meet 43% of the state’s energy needs during July of this year, according to the Clean Energy Council. Wind power has been gaining momentum in Australia recently as the country looks for ways to distance itself from fossil-fuels and reduce the emissions it produces every year. Though government support for renewable energy has been reduced somewhat, solar and wind are finding a…

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Solar energy reaches new milestone in Australia

Solar energy continues to gain momentum in Australia One million households in Australia are equipped with rooftop solar energy systems. These systems were installed through various initiatives, many of which came from the Australian government. The country is eager to embrace solar energy in order to reduce its reliance on fossil-fuels, the majority of which are imported from other countries around the world. Australia also intends to leverage the power of solar energy to reduce emissions throughout the country. Exactly how much electrical power these solar energy systems account for…

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Solar energy could help South Australia break away from oil and coal

Wind and solar energy are gaining ground in Australia The Australian Energy Market Operator has issued a new report concerning solar energy in South Australia. The report suggests that the state could receive at least 50% of its energy from solar power within the next 10 years. Other forms of renewable energy could also help the state reach this goal. The report notes that nearly one in five homes in South Australia are equipped with rooftop photovoltaic systems. Solar power continues to attract strong support Solar energy has become a…

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Solar energy makes strong progress in Australia

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Australia proving the capabilities of solar energy Australia continues to be a strong example of the capabilities of solar energy. The country has been embracing solar energy aggressively over the past year, with several government initiatives designed to support the adoption of rooftop solar systems. Rooftop solar is having a major impact on the energy market in South Australia, the state with the highest proliferation of such energy systems. According to information from the Melbourne Energy Institute, rooftop solar energy systems are serving to reshape the energy market entirely. Rooftop…

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Clean energy drives down the cost of electricity in South Australia

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Clean energy influencing Australian energy market The field of utility energy is beginning to change drastically. As more countries adopt clean energy, the impact this practice is having on the cost of electricity is beginning to be seen around the world. German citizens recently saw the price of energy drop due to the country’s use of wind and solar power. This has also been the case in Texas in the U.S., as well as elsewhere. Now, Australia is seeing the impact that clean energy is having on the price of…

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