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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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Generators pay to stay on as dominant rooftop solar 'cannibalises' electricity prices

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 22 Sep 2023
The rise of rooftop solar in Australia shows no signs of slowing, bringing cheap, clean power. But the technology is also reshaping the power system in some surprising ways ... ....

Australian biofuel plant holds key to BP's renewable energy future

The Daily Mail 20 Sep 2023
A new biofuel factory in Australia was at the forefront of BP’s efforts to go green under former boss Bernard Looney ... With its natural bounty of sun, wind and space, Australia is seen as an ideal place to generate wind and solar power, despite its remoteness ... BP Australia chief Frederic Baudry....

Grok Ventures acquires Australia-Singapore solar power project

The Jakarta Post 11 Sep 2023
... acquisition of a stalled multibillion-dollar project to export solar power to Singapore using a 4,200-kilometer submarine cable....

Australian billionaire Cannon-Brookes says $13 bln Singapore solar project is viable

Reuters 07 Sep 2023
Forrest had said he was unconvinced of the commercial viability of sending power via undersea cable ... The proposed Australia-Asia PowerLink would send power from a 20 GW solar farm with the world's biggest battery in Australia through a 4,200 km (2,610 miles) undersea cable to Singapore....

Atlassian Co-Founder to Forge Ahead on Solar-Export Project, Tipping Strong Demand

Market Watch 07 Sep 2023
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes on Thursday laid out plans to advance a renewable-energy megaproject that aims to supply power to Singapore from a northern Australia solar farm after completing a deal to buy the assets from administration ... built in Australia's Northern Territory....

Introducing BLUETTI: Revolutionizing Clean Energy Solutions for Sustainable Living

Victoria Advocate 06 Sep 2023
Those with solar systems could also store and sell excess solar power back to the grid, reducing energy costs even further ... In addition to its folding solar panels, BLUETTI power stations are widely compatible with solar panels from other brands, ensuring flexible recharging wherever sunlight is available....

Yokogawa to Supply Energy Management System for Yuri Green Hydrogen Project in Australia

The Galveston Daily News 05 Sep 2023
is constructing these facilities, which will consist of an 18-megawatt solar power plant, an 8-megawatt battery energy storage system (BESS), and a 10-megawatt electrolyzer ... For the control of the solar power plant, BESS, and electrolyzer, Yokogawa Australia will supply an EMS that is developed by Yokogawa Group company PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC....

2023 World Solar Challenge entrant welcomes clouds – not the fluffy white ones

The Register 04 Sep 2023
Solar roller on Australia-spanning race packs an Nvidia Jetson, radio link to an AWS ......

ClearVue next-gen ‘solar window’ powers through mass production run

PV Magazine 04 Sep 2023
From pv magazine Australia. ClearVue said it has shown that its second-generation power-generating solar windows can be mass produced on unmodified manufacturing lines, avoiding the need for glass manufacturers to make costly and time-consuming changes to its industry-standard facilities....