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Electric Vehicle Charging Boosts Tourism For Australian Winery Australian Tesla drivers have a new place to charge their electric cars on the long trip between Melbourne and Adelaide, thanks to a dedicated charger recently installed by winery Raidis Estate in Penola, South Australia. The Supercharger means a stop of only 3 hours for a full charge.

Japan Is Building Solar Power Plants on Reclaimed Land Under a joint venture between Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing, underutilized land on Japan’s largest lake, Lake Biwa, is being put to use to host the largest solar power plant in Shiga Prefecture. A ceremony was held on October 31 to commemorate completion of the 8.5-megawatt plant, which will generate an estimated 9,300 megawatt hours per year.

Jordan's National Renewable Energy Strategy Jordan has made impressive progress in implementing its renewable energy strategy, which is underpinned by a supportive regulatory framework, a defined project pipeline and funding assistance from the GCC countries.

Rooftop Solar Expanding At Adelaide Airport Adelaide Airport will build a 1.17MW solar system on the roof of their short-term car park, making it the largest private-sector solar system in South Australia. The 8000-square-metre solar system will be built by Solgen Energy, and is expected to reduce the airport's energy consumption and carbon emissions by up to 10 percent.

Powering A Commercial Fleet With Home-Made Biodiesel Peats Soil, which makes potting mixes, soils, and mulches in South Australia, is creating biodiesel from the 'dirty water' gathered from food manufacturing locations. The eco biodiesel will fuel a fleet of 14 new Scania trucks that will be used for Peats' collection and delivery operations throughout South Australia.

Middle East and Africa Poised To Go Green Although renewable energy deployment in Saudi Arabia has seen slow progress over the past few years, the current need and urgency to invest in renewables has become apparent. Next year's GCC Environment Forum, Saudi Arabia's flagship environmental event, will examine the Saudi Arabian green market's commitment to sustainable and green development.

ITM Power's New Wind-Powered Hydrogen Refueling Station In South Yorkshire Hydrogen energy system manufacturer, ITM Power, has launched its first public access hydrogen refueling station at the Advanced Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire, UK. The site consists of a 225 kW wind turbine coupled directly to an electrolyser, 220 kg of hydrogen storage, a hydrogen dispensing unit, and a 30 kW fuel cell system.

Why Renewable Energy in Latin America is a Winner Renewable energy in Latin America has made some important gains over the last decade and seems positioned to continue in a positive direction thanks to several factors including steady gains in new projects and increased financial engagement by key players.

On-Site Storage Reduces Emissions and Power Bills in Kentucky The Glasgow Electric Plant Board in Kentucky is installing smart energy storage devices as part of the its effort to reduce emissions during times of peak demand for its customers. The Demand Response Program is expected to reduce peak demand by 25 percent, lower carbon emissions, and lower customers' power bills.

New England's Largest Solar Parking Canopy Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and leaders from Bristol Community College (BCC) and its partners joined in unveiling New England's largest solar parking canopy to date, a 3.2 megawatt solar array covering 800 parking spaces on five acres of the College's Fall River Campus.

Australia's 'Best' Wind Farm Gains Planning Approval Construction on Australia's 'best' wind farm project will commence next year following development approval. The $250 million Hornsdale Wind Farm, to be developed by French company Neoen, will be located in the Mid North of South Australia, around the town of Jamestown.

PFMG Solar's Focus On Schools Goes Beyond The Bottom Line Every business endeavor needs to be financially viable or it won't benefit anyone. But it's refreshing to see a successful company so clearly focused on benefiting the community. We spoke with Paul Mikos, President of PFMG Solar, about what drives their vision and the role renewables can play in the community.

Energy Storage For Prosumer Solar PV French battery manufacturer Saft has introduced its new Intensium® Home 10M lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system. The battery pack offers high performance in a modern, aesthetically pleasing design intended specifically for high-end residential and small commercial solar PV installations.