Posts tagged: South Australia

Solar power saves the day during Australia’s record heatwave

By: Ian Clover As 40C-plus heat pours strain on traditional power plants, solar panel systems throughout Australia have taken up the slack.   While tennis players have wilted and bush fires have raged, solar power systems in Australia have come to the fore this week as the nation battles with the effects of the latest […]

Tasmania commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2020

The Tasmanian Government has launched its strategy to be using renewable energy for 100% of its electricity by 2020 and exporting the surplus, as well as a new interim 2020 target to reduce carbon emissions to 35 per cent below 1990 levels. Tasmania joins the ACT Government which has a 90% renewable electricity target by […]

Blustery Weather Generated A Wind Power Bonanza

Wind farms in Australia’s National Electricity Market cranked a record amount of power for the week beginning August 11. During the period, 47% of South Australia’s power was supplied by the wind and Victoria’s wind farms contributed 10% to that state’s electricity needs. Tasmania and New South Wales had their second and third highest levels […]