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.

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Australian town powered 100% by solar PV and battery

PV Magazine 18 Jun 2021
Western Australia utility Horizon Power has achieved a major milestone with the coastal town of Onslow powered 100% by solar PV and battery during a successful trial of what is one of Australia’s largest distributed energy resource microgrids ... Onslow in Western Australia’s Pilbara ......
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FRV to build solar-plus-storage plant in Australia

Renewables Now 18 Jun 2021
... part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, said on Thursday it is starting construction of a solar farm with an energy storage component in Australia's Queensland state....
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FRV builds on Australian portfolio with 2.4 MW/5 MWh solar-storage plant

PV Magazine 17 Jun 2021
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has started building a 5 MW solar-storage hybrid power plant near Dalby, southern Queensland ... “This project will be critical to Queensland’s future energy supply and security as renewable energy capacity increases, with storage supporting solar and wind power coming into the market when it is most needed....
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Costs loom as hurdle for green hydrogen, says Rystad Energy

PV Magazine 17 Jun 2021
Australia’s bid to establish itself as a major green hydrogen player has triggered a flood of state funding and new project announcements in recent months ... The analysis, based on a 100 MWh electrolyzer facility powered by current solar PV and wind technology, included more than 2,400 simulations for every state investigated....
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Macquarie invests €90 million in CSP plants in Spain

PV Magazine 15 Jun 2021
Macquarie Asset Management announced a €90 million debt investment on Monday in a portfolio of concentrated solar power plants in southern Spain ... Australian financial group Macquarie Asset Management on Monday announced a €90 million ($109 million) debt investment in a portfolio of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in southern Spain....
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Australian solar park to host crops as part of agrisolar program

PV Magazine 11 Jun 2021
Enel Green Power Australia, a subsidiary of Italian energy giant Enel, will explore how to combine solar PV generation and agricultural production in a new research program to be undertaken at its Cohuna Solar Farm in northern Victoria ... The Cohuna Solar Farm is Enel’s second solar PV facility in Australia....
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Weekly renewables M&A round-up (June 7-11)

Renewables Now 11 Jun 2021
Australia’s New Energy Solar Ltd (ASX.NEW) will exit its home market through a 167-MW DC asset sale in New South Wales and then focus its business entirely on the US market, it announced ... -- Australia’s RayGen secures funds for solar-plus-hydro-storage project....
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Check your mirrors: 3 things rooftop solar can teach us about Australia' s electric car rollout

MENA FN 10 Jun 2021
Australia's world-leading rollout of rooftop solar power systems offers a guide to help navigate the transition ... A large amount of solar power feeding into the grid can also challenge electricity network infrastructure ... Until Australia's power grid transitions to 100% renewables, the use of solar energy should be strongly encouraged....
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Bright side: what Australia’s rooftop solar can teach us about electric cars

The Observer 10 Jun 2021
Australia’s world-leading rollout of rooftop solar power systems offers a guide to help navigate the transition ... A large amount of solar power feeding into the grid can also challenge electricity network infrastructure ... Until Australia’s power grid transitions to 100% renewables, the use of solar energy should be strongly encouraged....
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Photon Energy eyes five-fold EBITDA growth by 2024

Renewables Now 10 Jun 2021
Amsterdam-based Photon Energy NV (WSE.PEN) will seek to grow its fleet of installed solar ... Currently, the group has 74.7 MWp of solar parks in operation in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Australia, as well as 300 MWp of power plants it oversees under O&M contracts....
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Australia to host 50 MWh ‘solar hydro’ plant with storage

PV Magazine 08 Jun 2021
RayGen Resources has secured funding to build a 3 MW/50 MWh ‘solar hydro’ power plant that could become one of the largest, lowest-cost storage projects in Australia ... RayGen’s ‘solar hydro’ power plant features concentrated PV technology that generates heat as a by-product, which is captured and used for thermal storage....
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Aussie PM backs gas projects despite calls to tap clean energy

Straits Times 07 Jun 2021
He said gas was a "transition fuel" that would ensure steady power supply for the next 20 or 30 years as Australia shifts to renewable sources such as wind and solar energy ... But Australia has been steadily increasing its renewable energy output, partly due to state and federal support for solar energy....
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