With industry heavyweights eyeing up developments of solar-wind-storage projects, Liam Stoker uncovers what’s really driving hybrid power plants, and the hurdles that must be surpassed to deliver them
Spanish energy giant's new venture in South Australia sees firm join the ranks of a number of international PV developers backing major hybrid projects down under.
Launch of solar and solar-plus-wind tenders totalling 2.4GW comes as some analysts question country can reach 175GW-by-2022 renewables aim.
State subsidies, development and private capital will bankroll 11 solar plants, 10 wind plants and 80-metre-wide grid in radiation-damaged prefecture, according to local reports.
Industrial giant gets behind scheme proposed to help Western Australia become global forerunner by exporting renewable hydrogen to Japan, Korea and others.
Swedish energy group will install 38MW of PV alongside 22MW wind element and 12MWh storage battery system, with plans for complex to go live in autumn 2020.
Insurance helps firm secure fresh debt for Grand Ridge Solar, built earlier this decade and joined by storage facility since 2015.
Genex to reach financial close by the autumn for innovative pumped storage plant offering dispatchable solar through disused gold mine.
Agreements combining solar and wind to become a reality given their ability to mitigate intermittency costs, says WBCSD report.
Developer hired by Orion Minerals to examine the viability of building 35MW hybrid plant to power neighbouring zinc-copper site in country’s semi-arid northwest.