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Australia adds 9.6 GWh pumped hydro project to pipeline

The pipeline of pumped hydro storage projects in the Australian state of Queensland continues to grow, with Victoria-based renewables company BE Power announcing plans to develop an 800 MW/9.6 GWh project at Mount Alma near Gladstone.

RWE green lights Australian first eight-hour big battery

Australia’s first eight-hour battery energy storage system is set to go ahead with German energy major RWE announcing it has taken the investment decision and signed key contracts for the Limondale battery project being developed in southwest New South Wales.

Solar-hydrogen solution rolled out for off-grid settings

A new mobile power generator that combines solar and renewable hydrogen to provide zero-emissions power for remote and off-grid applications has been unveiled by Australian startup H2PowerBox.

Acen pushes ahead with 9.6 GWh pumped hydro project in Australia

Development of an 800 MW/ 9,600 MWh pumped hydro project in the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone in New South Wales, Australia, is now moving forward, as renewables company Acen Australia has started geological works on site.

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Envirostream eyes increased recycling revenues after boosting battery volumes

Battery technology company Lithium Australia’s 100%-owned subsidiary Envirostream is seeking to scale up its battery recycling efforts, signing an updated agreement with South Korean manufacturer LG Energy Solution in a move that could deliver 770 tonnes of lithium-ion batteries for recycling.

Australian utility tests nickel-hydrogen battery

Australian energy giant AGL will install a nickel-hydrogen battery at its Torrens Island power station site in South Australia as it explores the potential opportunities that the technology could provide for stationary energy storage applications

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Bluetti introduces new modular residential battery system

Bluetti, a US solar and storage specialist, has developed a modular 7,600 W lithium iron phosphate battery system for residential settings, with 9.9 kWh to 19.8 kWh of flexible energy storage capacity.

REC rolls out new 470 W rooftop solar panels

Singapore-based PV module manufacturer REC Group has launched in Australia a new series of rooftop solar panels with power ratings ranging from 450 W to 470 W and efficiencies of up to 22.6%.

Australian hydropower company begins work on 2 GW pumped hydro project

Exploratory work and detailed site investigations have started for the 2 GW Borumba Dam pumped hydro project in Queensland, Australia.

Australian company launches 3 GW wind, solar tender

Australia’s CleanCo has launched an expression of interest process to add 3 GW of wind and solar generation to its portfolio.