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NCLAVE supplies trackers for 125 MW Australia project

The horizontal single-axis trackers from NCLAVE will be installed at the Clare Solar Farm in Australia.

Trina Solar powers Australia’s Sunshine Coast Solar Farm

The Chinese PV behemoth’s panels will be installed at the 15 MW Sunshine Coast Solar Farm in Australia.

Uni Newcastle team tests “printed solar” panels in Australian first

Just days after Tesla announced it was taking orders – and down-payments – for its much-hyped and quite good looking solar roof, an Australian made printed solar innovation that could rival Elon Musk’s power generating tiles has moved one major step closer to commercialisation.

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RCR wins EPC contract for 110 MW in Australia

Sydney-based energy infrastructure specialist APA Group has selected RCR Tomlinson as the EPC contractor for a 110 MW solar project in the town of Dalby, Queensland. The contract is valued at roughly A$175 million ($129.3 million).

CEFC offers $44.5 million of financing for 43 MW in Australia

The Clean Energy Finance Corp. (CEFC) will provide AU$60 million ($44.5 million) in financing to RATCH-Australia to turn an idled coal-fired plant in Collinsville, Queensland, into a 42.5 MW solar array.

Canadian Solar secures non-recourse finance for 47 MW projects in Australia

The Chinese solar power company has managed to raise AU$ 65 million (US$50 million) for two of its projects in Australia.

New South Wales sets higher benchmark range for FIT

The Australian state’s Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has drafted recommendations for voluntary solar feed-in tariffs (FITs) for 2017-18. It has proposed a benchmark range of AU$0.116 to AU$0.146/kWh, from AU$0.055 to AU$0.072/kWh in the preceding 12-month period.

Downer scores EPC, O&M deal for 148 MW in Australia

Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade) and ESCO Pacific (ESCO) have selected Sydney-based Downer EDI to handle EPC duties for the A$200 million ($150.5 million) Ross River solar project in the state of Queensland.

Global installed PV capacity exceeds 300 GW, IEA PVPS

The world’s cumulative PV capacity had surpassed 303 GW at the of 2016, according to a report from IEA PVPS. Globally, solar power is now able to cover approximately 1.8% of power demand.

Solar Q reveals plan to install 350 MW in Australia

The company aims to build what would be one of the country’s largest PV arrays near a high-voltage substation in Queensland’s Lower Wonga region. Via the substation, the project would supply electricity to cities and towns such as Gympie, Gin Gin, Teebar Creek, Mungar, Kilkivan and Brisbane.

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