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Australia (/ɒˈstrliə/, /ə-/, colloquially /-jə/), officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population of 24 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the eastern states and on the coast.

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Construction ‘milestone’ at first large-scale BESS project in Australia’s Northern Territory

Energy Storage News 29 Nov 2022
The system will help smooth the integration of locally generated solar power from homes and businesses. With Australia one of the world’s rooftop solar PV capitals, the Northern Territory government found that in its state, PV installations have grown by 45% each year since 2010....

Australia Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2022 -

The Facts 29 Nov 2022
Renewable Energy Target (RET) SchemeClimate Change Target 2030Long Term Emissions Reduction PlanOffshore Clean Energy Infrastructure Regulatory FrameworkFinancial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Australia, Federal IncentivesClean Energy Finance Corporation ......

How solar farms in space might beam electricity to Earth

Yahoo Daily News 29 Nov 2022
"There's sufficient room in orbit for the solar power satellites, and the Sun's supply of energy is vast ... Earlier this year, �3m in funding for space-based solar power (SBSP) projects, following an engineering study conducted by consultancy Frazer-Nash that concluded the technology was viable ... India's solar powered future clashes with local life....

Aussie Firefighters call for government action on EV fire hazards

Principia Scientific 24 Nov 2022
The United Firefighters Union of Australia (UFUA) National Committee of Management, which passed the resolution today, said the batteries in EVs and solar power storage units pose unique risks to first responders, the wider community and the environment....

South Australia to host another large scale solar farm to power glass manufacturer

Renew Economy 24 Nov 2022
New large scale solar farm to supply power to major glass manufacturing facility in South Australia. .......

Sun Cable to help unlock Indonesia’s green industry opportunity

PV Magazine 22 Nov 2022
The agreement with Sun Cable, which is seeking to develop the giant Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink), which would export solar power from the Australian outback to Singapore via a submarine transmission link through Indonesian waters, positions grid interconnectedness at the centre of the Indonesian policy agenda....

Singaporean developer sizes up 1.2 GW/2.4 GWh battery in Australia

PV Magazine 18 Nov 2022
Equis said it is expected the battery will be capable of stabilising about 1.6 GW of solar power or 1.2 GW of wind generation ... “MREH is Australia’s only BESS above 200 MW in capacity that connects to the NEM’s high-voltage 500 kV transmission system, allowing a volume of ......

‘Wokest’ of European countries opt for ‘reliability’ over ‘renewable’

The Daily Telegraph Australia 18 Nov 2022
Wind and solar provide surges in power not base load when the winds and the sunshine stops so does the electricity,” Mr Hardgrave said....

After Mike Cannon-Brookes’ shake-up, AGL now faces the challenge of pivoting away from power stations

The Observer 17 Nov 2022
The process for connecting new solar and wind power plants to the grid is not working well ... Thankfully, Australia is not the only country looking to rapidly expand the use of wind and solar power, and batteries and electric vehicles ... 5,000MW of dispatchable power every year....

IBD 50 Stocks To Watch: Solar Stock Shines, Clears Buy Point

Investors Business Daily 17 Nov 2022
Shoals also partners with Troy, Ind.-based Burns & McDonnell to power a solar farm that generates enough electricity to power more than 12,000 households per year. Shoals has three projects in Australia, including the largest solar project in the country. The solar plant produces enough electricity to power more than 115,000 New South Wales homes....

Energy Vault expands into Europe, green hydrogen and starts building gravity storage system in US

Energy Storage News 16 Nov 2022
Previously announced projects during the quarter covered by include a 500MWh BESS for a solar farm in Victoria, Australia, an agreement with US developer Jupiter Power for 2.4GWh of domestic-content BESS deployments and a 2GWh mandate for its gravity-based solution in China....

Researchers Identify More Potential Hydro Energy Storage Sites

Voa News 13 Nov 2022
They identified 1,500 locations that could help Australia store the energy it generates from wind and solar projects ... equally rapid construction of new transmission to bring the new power to the cities, and pumped hydro and battery storage to balance the variable solar and wind....

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