Major parties in NSW taking charge on solar and storage ahead of election 10 February Substantive clean energy announcements from both the New South Wales Government and the Opposition this weekend show that both major parties have recognised the importance of the issue to voters ahead of the state election next month, the industry’s peak…

Terregra moves forward with Moyhall Solar Farm 4 February Terregra Renewables plans to start constructing its 5MW Moyhall Solar Farm within weeks and expand its growing pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in South Australia. The Moyhall Solar Farm is located on unused land approximately 7km south of Naracoorte. Terregra Renewables received planning approval for the…

Renewable geothermal heat pumps trialled at Blacktown greenfield estate 25 January The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has today announced $500,000 in funding to Climate-KIC Australia to lead a three-year longitudinal study into the benefits of geothermal energy in the residential sector and greenfield estates. The $1.7 million project will study a commercial-scale demonstration of…

Snowy Hydro appoints preferred tenderers for Snowy 2.0 18 January Snowy Hydro has appointed Australian and global experts in construction, engineering and hydropower as preferred tenderers for the Snowy 2.0 project, following extensive competitive tender processes over the last 18 months.   The preferred tenderer for the civil works is Future Generation, a partnership between…

Octopus Investments and Edify Energy finance new $450 million solar farm 14 January Europe’s most experienced solar investor Octopus Investments and leading Australian renewable energy company Edify Energy have arranged more than $450 million to finance what is set to be Australia’s largest solar power station at Darlington Point, near Griffith in New South Wales.…

Canadian Solar to provide EPC services and supply solar modules for 175 MWp Finley Solar Farm in Australia 3 January Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ:CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that it will be partnering with Signal Energy to provide Engineering, Procurement and Constructions (EPC) services…

Financial close drives next phase at Lincoln Gap Wind Farm 9 December Nexif Energy announced Financial Close and Notice to Proceed with expansion of Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia This next phase of the wind farm, located just outside of Port Augusta in South Australia, will add 86 MW of generating capacity to…

RCR contract terminated 30 November Bright Energy Investments (BEI) has today given notice to administrators, McGrathNicol, of the termination of the contract with RCR O’Donnell Griffin Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of RCR Tomlinson) (RCR) for the construction of the Greenough River Solar Farm – Stage 2 Project. Following a review of its contractual options and…

SMA commissions 1.8GW of solar inverter power for projects in Australia in 2018 26 November SMA Solar Technology AG (SMA) will have commissioned 1.8GW of solar inverter power in Australia in 2018. This brings SMA’s total utility-scale PV power plant installation base in Australia above 2GW. With this achievement, SMA has succeeded in offering system…

Australia’s largest integrated battery with a solar farm ready for summer 16 November – The 25MW / 50MWh Gannawarra Energy Storage System (GESS) has completed construction and began exporting electricity to the grid on 16 October 2018 in time for summer. – The project is among the largest integrated solar and battery facilities in the…

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