Toowoomba region breaks more ground in Queensland’s solar landscape 20 May Solar is continuing to become a staple of Queensland’s renewable energy landscape, with construction starting today at the new 121 megawatt Yarranlea solar farm, west of Toowoomba. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the Yarranlea Solar Farm was further confirmation that Queensland and the…

First Solar secures finance for NSW project 11 May FS NSW Project No 1 Finco Pty Ltd, a limited liability project financing company organized and existing under the laws of Australia and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of First Solar, Inc., entered into a term loan agreement with MUFG Bank, Ltd.; Société Générale, Hong Kong Branch;…

NEW PROJECT 1,500 MW solar farm planned 4 May Somerset Regional Council has confirmed receipt of a development application for a large solar power plant spread over a 2,055 hectare site east of Harlin along the D’Aguilar Highway. The proposed plant would have final capacity of 1,500 megawatts, making it larger than the Sunraysia solar…

Renewable energy jobs up by a third 27 April The number of jobs in Australia related to renewable energy production grew by one-third in 2016-17 to 14,820 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. ABS Director of Environment and Agriculture Statistics, Lauren Binns, said the 33 per…