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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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‘Cheapest form’ of electricity is renewables: Josh Burns

The Daily Telegraph Australia 30 Jun 2022
... to be able to store the wind and solar power that we generate,” he told Sky News Australia....

Queensland state budget funds battery storage buildout ‘blitz’

Energy Storage News 27 Jun 2022
This would be in addition to Kidston Stage 2, a PHES plant currently under construction by developer Genex Power – which incidentally is also building a 100MWh BESS facility as well as large-scale solar and wind in the state – Australia’s first new PHES since the early 1980s....

Sun Cable project secures support of Infrastructure Australia

PV Magazine 24 Jun 2022
Infrastructure Australia has provided its endorsement for the economic benefits of the Australia-Asia PowerLink (AAPowerLink), which would export solar power from the Australian outback to Singapore via a submarine transmission link ... site in Australia's Northern Territory....

Sun Cable's Australian solar power export project deemed investment ready

Reuters 24 Jun 2022
Singapore-based Sun Cable said Infrastructure Australia has affirmed the economic merit of its Australia-Asia Power Link project to supply solar power to Singapore and eventually Indonesia through the world's longest subsea high voltage cable ... The Australia-Asia Power Link ......

Infinite Green to produce green H2 with up to 235 MW of wind, solar in Australia

Renewables Now 22 Jun 2022
Australia’s Infinite Green Energy, previously known as Infinite Blue Energy, has tabled plans for the installation of up to 235 MW of wind and solar power capacity to produce green hydrogen in Western Australia ... The capacity will be used to power a facility that will be ......

Global Solar Powered UAV Market Insights (2022 to 2027) - Featuring AeroVironment, Airbus, Silent Falcon ...

Enid News & Eagle 21 Jun 2022
The "Solar Powered UAV Global Market Insights 2022, Analysis and Forecast to 2027, by Manufacturers, Regions, Technology, Application, Product Type" report has been added to's offering ... For the competitor segment, the report includes global key players of Solar Powered UAV as well as some small players....

Dutch start-up Lightyear brings its solar-powered electric car to market

The Irish Times 21 Jun 2022
There’s a regular solar-powered car contest in Australia, in which the best vehicles can cover up to 500km at speeds of up to 100km/h, but these are flimsy, flyweight, lab-built specials, not cars you nor I could drive every day ... It’s our goal to have the world drive one light year on solar power by 2035.” It’s not quite infinity, but it’s a start....

Australia large-scale hybrid CSP-battery-PV project revived after pull-out of investors

Energy Storage News 17 Jun 2022
A novel project in development in Australia combining concentrating solar power (CSP), molten silicon thermal storage, solar PV and a grid-scale battery system appears to be revived by a new joint venture (JV) ... Also in South Australia, solar developer Photon Energy has secured a ......

Vast Australia renewable energy site powers BP’s ambitions

The Times/The Sunday Times 15 Jun 2022
... gigawatts of wind and solar power on a site spanning 6,500 sq km, with annual electricity output equivalent to a third of Australia’s total power generation in 2020....

BP buys into Australian wind, solar, hydrogen mega-project

FX Empire 15 Jun 2022
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) in outback Western Australia would develop up to 26 gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar power capacity which could be used to produce 1.6 million tonnes of green hydrogen – hydrogen produced from renewable energy – or 9 million tonnes a year of ammonia ... It aims to start producing power at AREH by 2029....

Solar panel fields help increase honey production in photovoltaic beehives

Interesting Engineering 14 Jun 2022
Run by the Endesa energy company, the project is called Solar Apiary and is a brilliant example of agrivoltaics, the simultaneous utilization of land for both solar power and agriculture.Sun, bees, and "solar" honey....

Australia’s $5 billion Snowy hydro project faces delay to 2028 – report

FX Empire 10 Jun 2022
Australia’s power market will need supply from the massive pumped hydro energy storage project at the Snowy Hydro ... The aim is to shore up the grid when solar and wind power supplies are low as Australia’s power supply becomes more dependent on intermittent solar and wind power....

Australia's $3.6 bln Snowy hydro project faces delay to 2028 -report

Reuters 10 Jun 2022
The market will need power from the massive pumped hydro project at the Snowy Hydro scheme to help replace capacity from three coal-fired power stations due to close by 2028 ... The aim is to shore up the grid when solar and wind power supplies are low as Australia's power supply becomes more dependent on intermittent renewable energy....

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