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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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The Hydrogen Stream: strong push from France, new plans and deals in UK, Italy, Brazil, ...

PV Magazine 09 Apr 2021
Perth-based exploration company QEM said on Thursday it engaged DNV Australia to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the company’s broader assessment into the production potential of green hydrogen in North Queensland....

Australia’s ‘largest’ solar facade

PV Magazine 08 Apr 2021
... to be completed later this month but already Beulah is claiming the 42 kW solar PV system installed on the tower’s core walls is the largest and most efficient vertical solar facility in Australia, declaring it will outperform buildings with similar vertical solar power plants....

Community batteries: what are they, and how could they help Australian energy consumers?

The Observer 04 Apr 2021
The basic idea of these community batteries is to allow households that generate their own solar power to pool their excess electricity in shared storage for later use.Why might you need one?. In Australia one in every six households have solar, but only one in 60 have battery storage....

Brewer in Australia offers beer for excess solar energy

The Philadelphia Inquirer 03 Apr 2021
... up Victorian Bitter to households who have rooftop solar power to spare, in what the companies involved believe to be a world first....

Australian researchers target rooftop solar in hunt for grid security

PV Magazine 02 Apr 2021
The University of New South Wales is leading a new research project to determine how rooftop solar PV and other distributed energy resources, including small-scale batteries, can be integrated into Australia’s power grid ... critical challenges to Australia’s power system security....

Australia may host GW-scale PV module factory

PV Magazine 01 Apr 2021
Australia’s Sun Cable is planning a factory that could produce PV modules for the world’s biggest solar+storage project – the Australia-ASEAN Power Link ... “This application is an important step in the ongoing development of the Australia-ASEAN Power Link, a solar energy ......

Brewery in Australia offers beer for excess solar energy

Hindustan Times 01 Apr 2021
How about a cool beer in exchange for your excess solar power?. That's the offer from Asahi Group's Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) in Australia, serving up Victorian Bitter to households who have rooftop solar power to spare, in what the companies involved believe to be a world first....

Australian Victoria Bitter Using Blockchain To Swap Excess Solar Energy for Beer

Inside Bitcoins 31 Mar 2021
With the help of blockchain technology, one of Australia’s notable beers can now be exchanged for excess power generated by solar energy ... In an announcement, VB revealed its new Solar Exchange program, which would allow participants to exchange credit on their power bill generated from solar panels for slabs of beer....

Australian brewer offers beer in exchange for solar power

The Independent 31 Mar 2021
Households with rooftop solar panels can now be paid in beer for their excess power under a scheme in Australia....

Climate, energy, emissions: ALP platform to back electric cars and solar batteries

The Daily Telegraph Australia 31 Mar 2021
The investment will support 100,000 households by storing household solar power during the day and drawing on it at night....

Leading the charge: how the hospitality sector is building Australia's EV network

The Observer 28 Mar 2021
Even though the country has one of the lowest take-ups of EVs in the developed world and the industry lacks the kind of generous subsidies offered overseas, such as in the UK or Germany, Australian homes have the highest proportion of solar power in the world ... He also hopes that the farm’s vehicles will soon be solar-powered....

U.S. lab to build solar power testing center in New Mexico

News-Press Now 27 Mar 2021
... power test facility on its campus in New Mexico ... Officials say the team at Sandia is working with researchers from Australia as well as particle-technology researchers who are building a second concentrating solar power facility in Saudi Arabia to test variants of key components....

Australians could be charged for exporting energy from rooftop solar panels to the grid

The Observer 25 Mar 2021
Australian households with rooftop solar panels could be charged for exporting electricity into the power grid at times when it is not needed under proposed changes to the national electricity market ... Consumer group Solar Citizens said it would be “yet another handbrake for Australia’s energy transition”....

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