Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projects

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery: South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery.The Aurora solar plant in Port Augusta, SA, will begin construction this year. The $650 million, 150-megawatt plant uses mirrors and solar power to heat molten salt and generate electricity, and was approved this week by the state government. It will be built by American company SolarReserve, and is expected to create 650 local jobs during construction.In Queensland, French utility Neoen – which partnered with Tesla in SA to create the world’s largest battery – may trump its own creation by building an even larger storage system at the Kaban Green Power Hub, 80 kilometers from Cairns.Garth Heron, Neoen Australia’s head of wind development, told Bloomberg the company was looking to create “a very large battery” up north to deal with “a lot of need for electricity storage up in Queensland.”The South Australian Tesla battery, which is paired with Neoen’s Hornsdale wind farm, has a 100 MW capacity. In December the state government hailed the battery’s effectiveness in dealing with power outages, and Neoen and Tesla have recently announced plans for a second collaboration to build a 20 MW battery in Victoria.More: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jan/11/big-new-renewable-projects-planned-across-australia-as-tesla-effect-hits Tesla’s Aussie Success Paves Way For More Projectslast_img read more

Ocean Parkway Pedestrian Path Coming in May

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Bicyclists and pedestrians can soon travel to Tobay Beach from the Cedar Creek Park path on an extension through Jones Beach State Park that is slated to open Memorial Day, officials said.Construction recently began on a 3.6-mile, $3.8-million shared-use path on the north side of Ocean Parkway that will connect the recently completed Jones Beach access path at Parking Field Five.“The Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway will provide a scenic route for visitors to walk or bike between Wantagh and Tobay Beach, creating an additional asset in our efforts to promote tourism and recreation in Nassau County,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.The 13-foot-wide path will include a cable guiderail to protect users from traffic, enhanced landscaping, educational signs, informational kiosks, benches and storage for 24 bicycles at Tobay Beach. The distance from Cedar Creek to Tobay is nearly 9 miles.Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, who called Tobay “the crown jewel of the town,” said the new path will “offer new recreational activities for all to enjoy.”The New York Department of Transportation awarded the contract to Hicksville-based Intercounty Paving Associates, LLC.“We welcome and support more bike paths and connections to help get more people on bikes more often,” said Michael Vitti, president of the Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclist. “It’s a win-win with the health benefits and air pollution reduction.”last_img read more