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HUNTLEE TO BECOME AUSTRALIAS FIRST OFF-GRID TOWN

A million dollar study has been launched, which could see one of the Hunter's newest townships become Australia's first to go completely 'off the grid'. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has provided almost $500,000 towards the $1.1 million study into getting the new Huntlee development powered by renewable energy. Construction has already started on the [...]

FLOATING SOLAR POWER PLANT MOOTED FOR KAROONDA TO POWER WASTE MANAGEMENT PUMP STATION

The District Council of Karoonda-East Murray says it will look into the possibility of a floating solar power plant at Karoonda in South Australia's Murray-Mallee region. Council CEO Peter Smithson said the floating solar plant would provide power for the waste management pump station next to the stormwater dam. A similar plant is already operating at [...]

SOLAR FARM PROPOSAL NEAR BARALABA IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND GETS BANANA SHIRE APPROVAL

The Banana Shire Council has given approval to the solar energy company FRV to develop a solar farm near Baralaba in central Queensland.  Banana Shire Mayor Ron Carige said the project could create up to 200 jobs during the construction phase. "It's a great opportunity for not only for the shire but for the community [...]

WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE: AUSTRALIA’S CLENERGY TEAM ARROW PLACES EIGTH IN DARWIN-ADELAIDE CAR RACE

The first Australian team to complete this year's 3,000-kilometre World Solar Challenge race from Darwin has crossed the finish line in Adelaide in eighth place, hours ahead of their personal best time. The Brisbane-based Clenergy Team Arrow was pushing to make the finish line late yesterday but their car, Arrow1-GT, ran out of power.  Despite the [...]

$300m KIDSON SOLAR PROJECT PROPOSED FOR NORTH QLD

The proposed solar project will be built on top of the existing Kidston mine tailings storage facility. Executive director Simon Kidston said the solar farm would be able to feed up to 150 megawatts of power into the Queensland grid and promises to be Australia's biggest Solar Farm. When developed, the integrated scheme will open up [...]

NEW LEADERSHIP ON SOLAR POLICY – Josh Frydenbery

15th October 2015 Australia's Newly elevated Minister of Resourses, Energy and Northern Australia has said Renewable energy, Wind farms and Solar will be a "key part" of the Federal Government's energy statergy! Policy manager for the Clean Energy Council Darren Gladman said Mr Frydenberg's comments were "extremely encouraging" for the industry, "It is no secret that the [...]

Solar cuts should mark end of Renewable Energy Target review

16 November 2012 Today’s reduction of solar incentives by the Federal Government removes the need for further changes to the small-scale part of Australia’s 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target, according to the clean energy industry. Clean Energy Council Policy Director Russell Marsh said the cost cuts stemming from the announcement should effectively mark the [...]

New to GPS ” Davey RainBank”

Superior Quality rainwater harvesting system...... RainBank® Automatic Rainwater Harvesting controller allows the priority sourcing of rainwater for toilets and laundry, only using mains water as a backup. MADE IN AUSTRALIA RainBank® can allow you to replace up to 40% of your household potable or drinking water usage with rainwater, because RainBank® is working all year [...]

Australians lead in fitting solar panels on homes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA AUSTRALIANS put more household solar panel systems on their roofs than anyone  else in the world last year, new data from the Clean Energy Regulator and the International Energy Agency show. The statistic astonished many in the solar industry, given Australia's small  population compared with renewable energy market leaders such as [...]

New Premium Modules…..

Global Protection Systems is happy to announce it has now secured an excellent supply of Conergy's Premium modules. Conergys PowerPlus 185w panels are German made, they are more efficiency, have better warranties, and are better quality. This superior module together with the SMA inverters now make up our Premium systems, if you are after the best [...]