This Week in Solar: Biggest renewable energy hub, Renewable developer Maoneng reveals details of proposed 240MW / 480MWh battery projectable

Solar Trust Centre Team
Solar Trust Centre Team
August 10, 2021

1. A Burning Issue: Solar Fire Safety Concerns

Australia has a love affair with solar. It’s akin to Australia’s love affair with the sun generally. After all, we’re the land of sun, sea, and sand. But the potential dangers of poorly-made and/or incorrectly installed solar panels are real. Just the same as too much time out in the sun without adequate protection can pose a risk to your health, the same applies to low-quality solar (LQS).

2. Can Melbourne’s Solar Sponge Be A Success In The Post-COVID-19 Era

The Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) and CitiPower are bringing the first “solar sponge” community battery network to Victoria. The partnership between the not-for-profit YEF and one of Australia’s largest electricity distributors in CitiPower made waves when first announced in January.

3. Plan to build world’s biggest renewable energy hub in Western Australia

An international consortium wants to build what would be the world’s biggest renewable energy hub in Australia’s southwest to convert wind and solar power into green fuels like hydrogen.

4. Australian renewables developer Maoneng reveals details of proposed 240MW / 480MWh battery projectable

Renewable energy company Maoneng has made public its plans for a 240MWp / 480MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) which it has proposed to build in Victoria, Australia.

5. Solar Farms and Battery to Power Australian Mines

Southern Cross Energy, a subsidiary of TransAlta Corp. and an entity in which TransAlta Renewables Inc. owns an indirect economic interest, has agreed to provide solar electricity supported with a battery energy storage system to the Goldfields-based operations of BHP Nickel West Pty Ltd. through the construction of the Northern Goldfields Solar Project

6. Australian researchers go round the twist with latest ultra-thin solar discovery

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU), which received $3.6 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) in January as part of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics Infrastructure project, have discovered something interesting about the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials.

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