Multinational construction corporation Laing O’Rourke will receive additional funding for a feasibility study regarding portable hybrid solar-diesel power plant technologies. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has declared a $410,000 grant to further bolster the project’s progress.
This more profound research which delves into the potential of portable hybrid solar-diesel power plant technologies is expected to maximise the potential of such energy source to power both homes and establishments in harder to reach regions in the country, especially those which lie on the off-grid locations which entail more flexibility and portability in terms of energy sources.
Laing O’Rourke is basically a construction company and is quite new to the renewable energy business. Even so, their progress in the field has been lauded by contemporaries due to their quick adaptability resulting in significant contributions. In terms of solar-diesel power, the company has been making strides in devising new and innovative platforms for the implementation of more portable technology.
This partnership between Laing O’Rourke and ARENA is unprecedented because it will pave the way for remote areas in the country to join the solar power bandwagon, providing them with the appropriate infrastructure they would otherwise not have access to due to several geographical limitations.
About Laing O’Rourke
Laing O’Rourke is a private company with an international presence, focusing on engineering projects dealing with areas such as construction, asset management services, single source solutions, and the like. With the company tracing its roots back to 1848, it has surely come a long way and has since expanded to explore the Canadian, European, Middle Eastern, Asian, as well as the Australian markets. Some of its most distinguished projects include the UAE’s Aldar HQ as well as London’s Canary Wharf.
About the Australian Renewable Energy Agency
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency, known by the acronym ARENA, is a government agency established for the main purpose of finding ways to make renewable energy more accessible to everyone in Australia. With a $2.5 million budget to boast, it is expected to come up with projects as well as spearhead research and development activities to further improve the area of renewable energy. As such, the agency is at the forefront of fund raising efforts and serves as a sponsor most of the time, giving financial aid to deserving projects which need not be helmed by the state.