Posts tagged: Victoria

Victorian Train Stations Save 30% With Solar Power

Five Victorian train stations have reduced their peak summer electricity use by as much as 30 per cent, through the installation of solar power and energy efficient lights and appliances. The stations were built or upgraded as part of the state government’s Regional Rail Link project, using more than 100 solar panels to provide power […]

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 […]

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 […]

Largest Southern Hemisphere Wind Farm Opens in Victoria

A joint venture between Australia’s AGL and New Zealand’s Meridian Energy has opened the southern hemisphere’s largest wind farm in Macarthur, Victoria. The AU$1 billion Macarthur Wind Farm has opened in Victoria three months ahead of schedule, giving our green energy capabilities a massive leg up. Able to generate up to 420 Megawatts of electricity […]