06/01/2014 - 18:07

RENEWABLE energy advo-cates say it is cheaper and safer to invest in solar and wind to power North Queensland than trying to establish a nuclear power industry.

It comes one day after Mount Isa Mayor Tony McGrady called for a nuclear power station to be considered as a solution to North Queens-land's crippling base-load power shortages.

Windlab Systems general manager Garth Heron said renewable technologies were more cost-effective than nuclear power.

"I think the nuclear debate in Australia is a moot point," he said.

20/12/2013 - 19:06

...The only other wind farm approved in Victoria in more than two years is at Coonooer Bridge, a small farming community north-west of Bendigo. Its story is very different.

The project is being developed by Windlab, a spin-off company from CSIRO founded in 2003. It has since built turbines in Australia, Canada, the US and South Africa.

Soon after it began, Windlab identified that the hills near Coonooer Bridge were particularly windy: in fact, their steady, strong winds constitute a renewable resource that is among the best in the world.

03/12/2013 - 15:33

Windlab was honoured on 26 November as a finalist in the Infrastructure and Construction category of the 51st Australian Export Awards at a gala dinner at the National Gallery of Victoria attended by the Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Trade Minister Andrew Robb and Governor Alex Chernov of Victoria.

This award category recognises outstanding contributions by an Australian company to an international project or projects involving infrastructure, engineering and construction services and/or products.

07/10/2013 - 19:15

It may have mostly escaped the spotlight because it was hard slog rather than fireworks, but South Africa’s burgeoning renewable-energy sector has run on minimal sleep over the last three months. The long days were required to finalise the documentation to be submitted in the third bidding window of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), writes Windlab Africa MD Peter Venn in the Engineering News.