23/10/2014 - 08:57

As Australia’s dance of the seven RET Reviews continues, it seems like a good time to revisit one of the more persistent anti-renewables myths bandied about by fossil fuel types (and most of the Abbott government): that that renewable energy is unreliable in meeting electricity demand.

As UNSW associate professor Mark Diesendorf wrote for The Conversation one-and-a-half years ago, this old myth – long since busted by a UNSW research team, among others – “is based on the incorrect assumption that baseload demand can only be supplied by baseload power stations.”

14/10/2014 - 17:31

Today, Windlab named a category winner in the ACT Chief Minister's Exporter of the Year awards for the second year running. You can download the copy of press release by clicking the link below.

2014 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards (PDF document, opens in a new window)

01/10/2014 - 17:21

Windlab today released a study on the near-term potential for wind energy to supply a substantial portion of Australia’s electricity generation needs. The study was completed by the WindScape Institute, Windlab’s technical services arm. The Institute has used its detailed knowledge of the wind resource across Australia to determine that meeting the existing 2020 Renewable Energy Target of 41GWh will require 8,000MW of wind energy to be constructed (not including any large scale solar or other renewable generation technologies).

29/08/2014 - 12:51

Windlab today announced that the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) unanimously approved the Greenwich Wind Farm, issuing a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need.  The wind farm is located in Greenwich Township in north central Ohio. The facility will consist of up to 25 wind turbines with a total project capacity of approximately 60 megawatts.