Queensland’s 50MW Kidston Solar Project (Phase 1) On Track

Kidston Solar Project - KSP1

Soon to be home to 540,000 solar panels – Image: Genex Power

Phase One of the Kidston Solar Project (KSP1) remains on budget and on track for first electricity generation in the final quarter of this year according to the project’s developer, Genex Power.

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More Funding For Australian Movable Solar Farm

Sunshift - Movable Solar Farm

SunSHIFT movable solar farm – Image: ARENA

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will reportedly today announce it has committed a further $2.1 million to support the commercialisation of a 1 megawatt relocatable solar farm being developed by SunSHIFT.

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Australia’s Already Expensive Gas To Become Even More So

gas exports australia

LNG/Cash Carrier – Image: Pline, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

A new report to be released today will state gas prices in Australia are set continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

The Climate Council’s “Pollution and Price: The Cost of Investing in Gas” will say a mad dash for cash in exporting Australia’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has pushed up the price of gas power at the expense of Australian households and business. This is a result of gas prices within the country now being linked to world market prices.

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Australian-Built Solar Powered Nanosatellites Launched

University of Adelaide solar powered CubeSat

Dr Matthew Tetlow and the solar-powered CubeSat : University of Adelaide

Early this morning Australian time, the first Aussie-built satellites to be launched for 15 years left terra firma from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

One of the tiny nanosatellites, or CubeSats, was built at University of Adelaide and is being delivered along with two other locally-made devices by NASA on an Atlas V rocket bound for the International Space Station.

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JA Solar Hits 1GW Capacity Milestone In India

JA Solar module

A JA Solar panel and the robot mascot that we find a little creepy

Chinese solar panel manufacturing giant JA Solar says its cumulative module shipments to India have reached 1 gigawatt; two years after it entered that market. [Read more…]

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