Posts tagged: Australia

AGL In NSW – Australia’s Largest Utility-Scale Solar Power Project In Construction Phase

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) has just started construction of Australia’s largest utility-scale solar project, a 250 hectare solar plant in Nyngan, New South Wales (NSW). Less than six months after AGL Energy Limited achieved financial close for project, First Solar today breaks ground on the installation of approximately 1,350,000 advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules. Once […]

Australia Reached 3.1 GW Rooftop Photovoltaic Capacity In 2013

Australia ended 2013 with over 1.6 million PV systems installed on rooftops, representing almost 3.1GW cumulative capacity of rooftop solar power installed across the country. Currently the country has 1,161,245 rooftop PV systems, representing 3,096 MW of installed PV capacity. 671.9 MW is the amount of new rooftop PV systems in 2013. In December, 1,723 […]

First Solar to Deliver 155MW of Photovoltaic Projects for AGL Energy

AGL Energy Ltd. (AGK), Australia’s largest developer of renewable energy projects, said it will go ahead with a A$450 million ($408 million) solar project in New South Wales state with First Solar Inc. (FSLR) AGL has engaged First Solar to construct a 102MW [AC] solar plant at Nyngan and a 53MW solar project at Broken […]

Hybrid Fossil Fuel/Renewable Power Plants

Another way for renewables to integrate with utility power grids is through the hybrid combination of fossil fuel and renewable technologies at the power plant level. Some experts expressed optimism that such hybrid technologies would become a significant part of future energy systems, although few scenario models incorporate such hybrids. Said one power technology expert, […]

Printer For Solar Panels Developed In Australia

Researchers at Australia’s Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC) — a collaboration between the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the University of Melbourne, Monash University and industry partners — have successfully printed an A3 sheet of photovoltaic cells. The printer is relatively cheap and uses common industrial chemicals and the resulting solar cells […]

Worldwide Wind Power Capacity Now At 282 GW

The World Wind Energy Association has recently launched the World Wind Energy Report 2012. Below you can find some keypoints: The worldwide wind capacity reached 282 GW, out of which 44’609 Megawatt were added in 2012, more than ever before. Wind power showed a growth rate of 19,2 %, which is the lowest rate in […]

Global Solar PV Demand Will Hit 31 Gigawatts in 2013

Solar photovoltaic (PV) demand will reach 31 gigawatts (GW) during 2013, according to the new NPD Solarbuzz Marketbuzz 2013. This is an increase of two GW, up seven per cent year over year, with China, Japan, and India accounting for 36 per cent of global demand. According to the report, starting from 2013, China will […]