Australian Wind Alliance

Australian Wind Alliance

Blog's photo for Rural communities receive windfalls from wind farms
Distributed renewable energy projects connected to local communities is the future of energy generation in Australia, and together we’re making it happen. AWA's latest report Building Stronger Communities: Wind’s growing role in regional Australia looks at the many ways wind farms are connecting with communities through benefit sharing. Making sure...
Blog's photo for Wind power ready to support the grid
Wind energy in Australia has just hit a historic milestone, demonstrating for the first time that it can provide system services that stabilise the grid. A trial at Neoen Australia’s Hornsdale Wind Farm, supported by ARENA, AEMO and turbine manufacturer, Siemens-Gamesa, successfully demonstrated that wind can enhance grid safety, security...
Blog's photo for Taralga Wind Farm shares latest benefits
As you drive from Crookwell to Taralga you can’t miss the large turbines that gradually appear on the horizon to the east of the village. The prospect of these turbines created a bit of anxiety for local residents before they were constructed, but they are now being welcomed as an...
Blog's photo for Gullen Solar Farm kicks off co-location in NSW
AWA’s NSW regional coordinator, Charlie Prell, attended the launch of the new Gullen Solar Farm at Bannaby, just south of Crookwell in the Southern Tablelands of NSW.  The project is co-located with the Gullen Range Wind Farm, and gives us a glimpse of the potential benefits that co-location of renewable...
Blog's photo for A drive through wind farm country on a sunny day
Ah the joys of travel! And what could be more enjoyable than a tour through the wind farms of Western Victoria on a classic early summer day. Well, someone’s gotta do it...
Blog's photo for Community to invest directly in wind power in New England
A fuller version of this story is available at reneweconomy.com.au A community investment plan at Sapphire Wind Farm could be the turning point the wind industry has needed for years. While community ownership of roof-top solar has snowballed, public investment in larger solar farms, such as Canberra’s Solar Share, has...