Australia

CEFC provides debt finance for Australia’s first wind+solar+storage array

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation will provide $94 million as the sole debt financier of Australia’s first co-developed wind, solar and storage array. The 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park is being developed by Windlab and Eurus Energy and will combine 43.2 MW in wind capacity, 15 MW of solar PV, and 2 MWh of battery storage.

Queensland opens tender for 400 MW renewables and 100 MW storage

The tender was part of a raft of announcements, including confirmation of a commitment to source 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030. Queensland currently lags behind the progress of other Australian regions in terms of renewable energy installed, but multiple projects have been announced.

UK’s Foresight to acquire 117 MW Australian PV from Canadian Solar

British firm to invest AU$64 million to acquire assets being developed in Queensland by Canadian Solar.

Dutch team Nuon Solar wins Australia solar car race

Since October 8 some 42 cars powered by solar energy raced their way across Australia from Darwin to Adelaide in the 30th World Solar Challenge. Delft University’s Nuon Solar grabbed its seventh win.

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Big numbers and high mood at All Energy 2017

Record crowds have been attracted to this year’s All Energy Australia trade show and conference, currently underway at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. With the country’s rooftop market set to exceed 1 GW in 2017, the battery storage sector burgeoning, and strong growth being shown in the utility scale segment, policy uncertainty prevails beyond 2020.

CS Energy signs PPA for 60 MW Australian PV+storage+wind hybrid energy park

The AUS$150 million agreement between the government-owned CS Energy and the Kennedy Energy Park marks yet another positive step for Australia as it seeks to tap the potential of all its renewable energy sources.

Adani Australia signs PPA for Rugby Run solar plant in Queensland, Australia

Adani Australia is planning to construct a 300 MW and 10 0MW solar PV farm at Rugby Run in Queensland and Whyalla, South Australia, respectively.

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Enel breaks ground on 137.7 MW solar plant in South Australia

The $157 million project will be built with 420,000 polycrystalline modules mounted on single-axis tracker near Port Augusta.

Acciona and Gransolar secure EPC contract to install 100 MW in Australia

The Spanish consortium will build FVR’s Lilyvale Solar Farm in the state of Queensland by the end of 2018.

CEFC to provide $77 million for 88 MW in Australia

The Clean Energy Finance Corp. (CEFC) has revealed plans to provide A$98 million ($77.05 million) in debt finance to back the development of the biggest biggest solar project in the Australian state of Victoria.