Month: June 2017

Australian renewable energy

The Australian renewable sector reaches record growth in 2016

The "aussies" have increased their compromise with the renewable energy sector during the last year, reaching US$2.99 billion investment The Clean Energy Regulator (CER), a Government body responsible for accelerating carbon abatement for Australia, has recently published the results obtained during 2016 by the investments in the large-scale renewables. With more than AU$4 billion (US$2.99 billion) that can be translated into a 2GW renewable energy boost to the Australian grid. This result supposes is five times greater than 2015 investment. Furthermore, 98 new plants, 86 solar, were cmmissioned during 2016, without ignoring the small-scale renewable investment, that was also strong reaching 182,000 new installations. With these new investements, nowadays Australia accumulates 5.6GW of solar installed capacity, bearing in mind that is the sum...

Offshore wind farm

Australia plans its first offshore wind farm

This renewable energy farm, that will cover 574-square kilometre area, will be situated in the Victoria state  Renewable energy continues reaching milestones all over the world. Now, the turn is for Australia that, as the Victoria state government announced, are planing their first offshore wind farm of the country. "Start of the South", the name of this strategy, will cover a 574-square kilometre area between 10 and 25 kilometres off the southern part of the country, in the Bass Strait, near Melbourne. The 250 offshore wind turbine project could produce a total of 8TWh of electricity a year, as the Victorian government said. This figure is enough to supply the 18% of total demand of the state, something that explains the interest of the institutions to boost a program like this. From now on, the following steps are based in the feasibility assesment that the different...

France launches a 3GW onshore tender

3GW of onshore wind power will be installed in France along the next three years The French Government announced the last week a tender for up to 3GW of onshore wind energy over the next three years. This tender, open to projects of seven turbines and above, also smaller projects where at laeast one turbine exceeds 3MW, will start in Decemeber...