Contract awarded for Kalbarri’s renewable microgrid

The microgrid will comprise of wind and solar power, as well as a large-scale battery Will be a 5MW peak capable system with a utility-scale 4.5MWh battery with a minimum of 2MWh available for reliability services Construction is expected to start in November with the microgrid to be in full operation by mid-2019 Energy Minister…

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Electricity industry career shines brighter for Qld women

A record number of women is among Queensland’s next generation of energy professionals joining Ergon Energy as apprentices in 2018. The 76 new apprentices, including 14 women, are being welcomed at inductions in Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Maryborough and Toowoomba as they embark on a career in one of the state’s publicly-owned electricity businesses. Energy Minister…

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Wind farm generates jobs now, energy soon

Construction is officially underway on Australia’s largest wind farm on Queensland’s Darling Downs, generating 200 construction jobs in 2018, and clean energy in 2019. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today joined AGL to turn the first sod on the almost $850 million Coopers Gap Wind, Farm midway between Kingaroy and Dalby. “This is the second…

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Why go solar in 2018?

  There are many reasons to go solar in 2018… here are just some of them! Reduced setup and installation costs It is getting more affordable by the day to install solar in your home!  Advances in manufacturing technologies help reduce the production costs, and these savings can be passed on to you when you…

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How To Maximise Your Solar

Every home solar power system uses an inverter to convert the variable direct current (DC) output created by a solar panel, into a usable alternating current (AC) that can be used as a home electricity source, or be fed back into the grid. Maximising can help you get more out of your home solar power…

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Types of residential solar power systems

In Australia, there are 3 main types of solar power systems available for residential homes, Grid Connected, Off-Grid and Hybrid systems. Grid Connected Solar Power One of the most common types of residential solar power systems, Grid Connected SoIar Power, allows the owner to export any unused power made during the day, back to the…

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