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Elgin gets green light for biggest solar and storage project to date

A 150 MW solar farm and a 250 MWh battery energy storage system proposed for Victoria’s Central Highlands by British renewables developer Elgin Energy has won planning approval from the state government.

Countrywide locks in government backing to help drive Hydrogen HyWay

Countrywide Hydrogen’s ambition to be the first major green hydrogen producer in Tasmania has received a boost with the state government announcing an $8 million funding package that would support the delivery of its ‘Hydrogen HyWay’ project.

Plibersek approves 800 MW solar farm and big battery in Queensland

The Australian government has ticked off on a more than 1 GW solar farm and battery energy storage facility being developed in Queensland’s Southern Downs region.

New rules rolled out for Victoria’s solar industry

All new solar systems and home batteries installed under Victoria’s solar and battery rebate schemes will need to be fitted with an active internet connection to support emergency backup and flexible exports under new rules to come into play later this year.

Victorian solar farm starts commissioning process

Italian energy giant Enel Green Power says the commissioning of the 93 MW Girgarre Solar Farm in central Victoria is now underway with the power plant expected to be fully operational early next year.

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WA commits $1 billion to fast-track state’s energy transition

The West Australian government has committed more than $1 billion to drive the development of the clean energy and major industrial projects it says are required for the state to become a “global clean energy powerhouse.”

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AGL delivers solar-powered microgrid for farming operation

AGL Energy has completed the installation of a solar-powered microgrid featuring a 5.4 MWh battery energy storage system that is to support the transition of a New South Wales commercial orchard’s operations from diesel to renewables.

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Redback Technologies exits voluntary administration

Australian battery and inverter manufacturer Redback Technologies has exited voluntary administration and is now under the control of new owners Australia Ebon Group.

RES acquires 320 MW management contract book to boost Australian presence

United Kingdon-based developer Renewable Energy Systems has expanded its presence in the Australian market with the acquisition of Windlab’s asset management portfolio, including the 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park in northern Queensland.

Southern states guaranteed 1.7 GW in national renewable energy tender

Tasmania and Victoria have been guaranteed a combined 1.7 GW of the 6 GW of new variable renewable energy projects the Australian government is targeting as part of what is the largest single renewables tender in the country’s history.

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