Monthly News Roundup - December 2022

31 December 2022

Here's the Energy Next news round up for December 2022


162 MW Queensland solar farm begins commercial operations

The 162 MW Columboola Solar Farm in the Western Downs of Queensland is now exporting up to 115 MW of clean energy into the grid after it launched its commercial operations.

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Independent tool providing answers to complexities of home solar, storage launched

A free tool that allows users to calculate size, cost, and potential savings from household renewables systems is launched by the Australian PV Institute and the University of New South Wales, after a $946k investment from the Australian federal government.

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Research team takes on lithium-ion tech with sodium-sulphur battery

A new sodium-sulphur battery is developed by researchers from the University of Sydney that are said to provide four times the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries, is cheaper to produce that can potentially significantly reduce energy storage costs.

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Works begin on WA’s first pumped hydro solution

A 1.5 MW solar-powered microgrid expected to produce enough renewable energy to power more than 500 homes and businesses in WA has started construction.

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