Utility-scale and residential rooftop solar installations are booming in Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Australia’s booming rooftop solar market is on track to add a record 2,000MW (2GW) of capacity in 2019, as electricity prices refuse to budge and state government rebates make solar self-generation more accessible than ever.A new report from Green Energy Markets says 480MW of small-scale rooftop solar capacity has already been installed in the first quarter of this year, confirming previous analysis that it eclipses the total from the same time last year by a massive 46 per cent, and delivering two-and-a-half times the Q1 average of the past four years.At this rate, says Green Energy Markets’ Tristan Edis, new additions of rooftop solar would, by 2022, deliver more than enough new generation capacity to replace Liddell Power Station – the New South Wales coal power plant that is due to retire by that date.At the large-scale end of the market, GEM’s Edis details a massive 8,123MW of projects under construction across the country at the end of March, including 4,592MW of wind farms and 3,471MW of large-scale solar.As at the end of March, renewables made up almost 20 per cent – 19.7% – of the electricity generated on Australia’s main grids, enough to power 9.5 million homes.More: Rooftop solar to add 2,000MW in 2019, another Liddell by 2022 Utility-scale and residential rooftop solar installations are booming in Australialast_img read more

Governor Wolf: Höganäs Expansion to Create New Jobs in Cambria County

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Höganäs Expansion to Create New Jobs in Cambria County June 26, 2019 Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that North American Höganäs High Alloys, LLC (Höganäs), a manufacturer of powdered metal products, will expand its operations in Cambria County, supporting the creation of 25 jobs in the area.“Pennsylvania’s powdered metals industry is a major contributor to our manufacturing sector,” Governor Wolf said. “Höganäs’ decision to expand here is great news for Pennsylvania manufacturing, and will provide at least 25 reliable, family-sustaining jobs for Cambria County workers.”To support the global demand for its high alloy products, Höganäs will expand its operations in Johnstown, Cambria County, adding new production capabilities to support additive manufacturing and other technologies. The project includes the construction of a 24,000-square-foot building, and the purchase of new machinery. The company has pledged to invest $10,590,000 into the project, which is expected to create 25 new, full-time jobs and retain 135 existing jobs over the next three years.“This exciting investment, with the greatly appreciated support from the Governor’s Action Team and JARI, will help Höganäs continue to grow in Pennsylvania and provide innovative products for our customers in several quickly developing market areas,” said Dean Howard, president of North American Höganäs.Höganäs received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $75,000 Pennsylvania First grant, a $19,600 workforce development grant to help the company train workers, up to $50,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and up to $500,000 in Enterprise Zone tax credits for the company’s investment in a designated distressed area. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination provided through JARI.“JARI is pleased to provide support to North American Höganäs High Alloys as the company expands their operations in the City of Johnstown,” said Linda R. Thomson, president and CEO of JARI. “Höganäs is a world class, internationally recognized company with state-of-the-art products that is meeting the demands of the new manufacturing age. We appreciate the continuation of the proud Cambria County tradition of leading the way for innovation and we thank the Wolf Administration for their continuous support.”Founded in 1797, Höganäs is the world leader on the market for iron and metal powders with a yearly capacity of 500,000 tons. They develop solutions for automotive components, brazing, electrical motors, additive manufacturing and water treatment. Höganäs entered the North American market in 1950.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more