Australia

Coordinates: 27°S 133°E / 27°S 133°E / -27; 133

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.

Latest News for: Solar power australia

Edit

Japan's Marubeni backs blockchain crowd-sourcing platform for solar, wind farms

Reuters 23 Jul 2019
Japan's Marubeni Corp has agreed to back a blockchain power purchasing platform, WePower, that is looking to establish itself in Australia to tap rapid growth in solar and wind power, the two firms said on Tuesday ... ....
Edit

NT solar farm enters next phase

This is Money 20 Jul 2019
A $20 billion plan to build a large solar farm in the Northern Territory has been given major project status by the Territory government. Sun Cable's Australia-Singapore Power Link is a 10 gigawatt solar farm along with a 20-30 gigawatt-hour storage facility near Tennant Creek ... ....
Edit

The idea of producing nuclear energy in Australia before 2040 is absurd

The Observer 16 Jul 2019
The debate about nuclear power in Australia flickered to life with the suggestion by the New South Wales deputy premier, John Barilaro, that small modular reactors could be constructed in regional centres ... even with a crash program there is no chance of deploying nuclear power in Australia in the required timeframe....
Edit

JinkoSolar Supplies 95MW of Monocrystalline Solar Panels for the Tailem Bend Solar Project in Australia

Dothan Eagle 08 Jul 2019
... power producer with shareholders including Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and China Investment Corp., (CIC), for use in the Tailem Bend Solar Project (the "Project") ... It is also one of the first large-scale solar projects to begin generating power in South Australia....
Edit

Aust slammed over energy 'policy vacuum'

This is Money 27 Jun 2019
A "policy vacuum" on renewable energy is causing Australia to fall far behind global counterparts and could strip thousands of jobs from the economy, a climate expert believes ... "We could power the country 500 times over with the solar and wind capacity in Australia (and) it's already the cheapest new form of energy," he told AAP....
Edit

Plans announced for world's largest solar farm in Central Australia

Xinhua 22 Jun 2019
CANBERRA, June 22 (Xinhua) -- A Singaporean company has revealed plans for the world's largest solar farm in central Australia. David Griffin, managing director of power generation company Sun Cable, told News Corp Australia on Saturday that the 20-billion-Australian-dollar (13.8 billion U.S....
Edit

Renewable energy a possible 1.3-bln USD boom for Australia's Northern Territory: research

Xinhua 21 Jun 2019
The report recommended that the NT, which is also known as the Outback, become a recycling hub and that an undersea cable be built so that solar power could be exported to nearby Indonesia. "The NT could establish itself as Australia's renewable energy-powered recycler, reusing ......
Edit

Australian resource companies are becoming renewable energy believers: Russell

This is Money 20 Jun 2019
Among recent developments are moves by Rio Tinto to convert its iron ore trains to hybrid power, the commissioning of a solar power plant at an oil and gas facility operated by Santos in South Australia state, and battery storage being integrated into ConocoPhillips' liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Darwin....
Edit

COLUMN-Australian resource companies are becoming renewable energy believers: Russell

This is Money 20 Jun 2019
Among recent developments are moves by Rio Tinto to convert its iron ore trains to hybrid power, the commissioning of a solar power plant at an oil and gas facility operated by Santos in South Australia state, and battery storage being integrated into ConocoPhillips' liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Darwin....
Edit

Santos eyes solar power in South Australia

Mining Weekly 19 Jun 2019
Oil and gas major Santos will introduce solar panels to help power its Port Bonython processing plant, in South Australia. The ASX-listed company told shareholders that the 2.12MW ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system would generate more than 2 GWh of emissions-free energy a year, which represents over 6% of electricity used at the plant ... ....
Edit

This is Australia's largest solar and battery farm

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 14 Jun 2019
Australia's largest integrated battery and solar farm in Victoria's north has 2,000 solar panels and can power 16,000 homes. It was officially opened today ... ....
Edit

Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 07 Jun 2019
Auctions are the major mechanism in APAC driving the renewable energy sources in most of the key countries, with India being the most prominent in implementing auction plans to award 80 gigawatts (GW) of solar and 28 GW of wind projects between 2018 and 2020 ... 4.4 Financial Incentives and Policy Support for Solar Power, Australia, Federal Incentives....
Edit

GFG Alliance links with Shanghai Elec for Australian solar farm

This is Money 03 Jun 2019
... in the state of South Australia. The 280 megawatt (MW) Cultana solar project would power GFG's Whyalla steelworks, as well as other industrial and corporate customers ... GFG said it plans to invest in up to 10 GW of large-scale solar and other renewables projects across Australia....

Most Viewed

×