Lightsource BP to begin construction on first Australian solar project in 2019 12 August Lightsource BP, a global industry leader in solar development, is pleased to announce that construction will begin on the company’s first Australian project in the coming months. The project was acquired fully permitted from First Solar. The Wellington Solar Farm, at…

Delivering clean energy for the Natimuk community 12 August The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Natimuk – a small Victorian wheat belt town – to reach its goal of being 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by building its own community owned solar farm. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today…

SIMEC Energy Australia’s Playford Utility Battery gains Development Approval 1 August SIMEC Energy Australia, a member of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today welcomed Development Approval for the 100MW Playford Utility Battery which will be built just outside of Port Augusta (~ 320km north of Adelaide in South Australia). Following the submission of a comprehensive…

Berri Barmera Council solar farm project to be sold 26 July Berri Barmera Council has resolved to seek expressions of interest for the rights to develop the proposed 10 MW Solar Farm on Morritz Road at Berri. This effectively means that Council will not proceed with developing the facility itself and will look to sell…

Numurkah Solar Farm begins full scale commercial operations 19 July Downer has completed work on the 128MW Numurkah Solar Farm (Numurkah), located approximately 220 kilometres north of Melbourne. The Numurkah Solar Farm is owned and operated by Neoen, one of the world’s leading and fastest growing independent producers of exclusively renewable energy. The site was…

JLL and Energy Estate appointed at financial advisors for EPS Energy’s 1GW South Australia Portfolio 15 July JLL and Energy Estate have been appointed by EPS Energy to advise on the development and funding of a large portfolio of solar and storage projects in South Australia.   The portfolio is sized at over 1GW and includes:…

Vicinity to reach Net Zero carbon emissions by 2030 8 July Vicinity Centres (Vicinity) today announced a Net Zero carbon target for its 34 wholly-owned shopping centres, to be reached through a combination of its industry-leading solar program and energy efficiencies by 2030. The new carbon target comes as stage two of Vicinity’s $73 million…

Morrison Government delivers on plan for reliable energy 1 July Today, the Morrison Government is delivering on our plan for reliable power for Australian households and businesses, with the commencement of the Retailer Reliability Obligation. Record investment in intermittent renewable generation, namely solar and wind, combined with ageing thermal generators, requires measures to ensure the…

4GW Walcha Energy Project in NSW powers ahead – Vestas acquires a majority stake in first wind development by Walcha Energy – Winterbourne Wind Farm Project – Walcha Energy submits scoping report to NSW Department of Planning & Environment for 700MW Salisbury Solar Farm, 100MW/150MWh BESS and Uralla RE Hub – Dungowan Dam PHES –…

Sandfire Degrussa hybrid project delivers record production 14 June juwi Australia is pleased to announce that the Sandfire DeGrussa Hybrid Project in Western Australia recently achieved its annual generation targets one month ahead of schedule. The project consists of a 10.6MW tracking PV Project together with a 6MW battery coupled with a hybrid control system…

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