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Australia’s largest solar farm begins exporting to grid

A massive 400 MW solar farm being developed in Queensland’s Western Downs region by the Australian arm of French renewables developer Neoen is rapidly advancing toward full production with the project now exporting to the grid.

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Unions call for energy authority to manage transition

Australia’s peak union body has called for the federal government to establish a national energy transition authority to help manage the shift from coal to a grid dominated by renewables.

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Bowen unveils emissions strategy to drive EV uptake

The Australian government will seek to introduce vehicle fuel efficiency standards to help get more electric vehicles into the domestic market and improve affordability of as part of a push to encourage more people to take up the low-emissions cars.

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Tindo unveils Australian-made 410 W solar panel with 20.6% efficiency

Australian module manufacturer Tindo Solar has unveiled a new solar panel based on M10 wafers for residential and business rooftop systems. The new addition to the company’s Karra range has a rated power of 410 W at 20.6% module efficiency and 23.1% cell efficiency.

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ACEN’s $100 million funding deal boosts 20 GW portfolio plans

The Australian arm of Philippines-based energy company AC Energy has secured a $100 million loan facility which will be used to accelerate the development of clean energy projects in Australia with the company seeking to grow its renewables capacity to 20 GW by 2030.

Regulator approves costs for HumeLink early works

The Australian Energy Regulator has approved more than $300 million of funding to support early works on the HumeLink project which is expected to boost overall transmission capacity in New South Wales, paving the way for gigawatts of new wind, solar PV and storage projects.

Skills shortages could cripple renewables boom

In just eight years time, the Labor government wants Australia to be 82% powered by renewable energy. That means a rapid, historic shift, given only 24% of our power was supplied by renewables as of last year.

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Ratch ups Asia Pacific renewables ambitions with 2.7 GW purchase

Thailand’s Ratch Group has boosted its renewable energy ambitions in Australia and south-east Asia with the purchase of Singapore-based renewable energy company Nexif Energy’s pipeline of nearly 2.7 GW of wind, solar and storage assets in a deal valued at more than $870 million ($US605 million).

Magnis Energy begins production at US battery ‘gigafactory’

Sydney-based lithium-ion battery specialist Magnis Energy Technologies has begun commercial production of full-sized cells at its manufacturing plant in the United States with plans to increase production to 38 GWh of battery cell capacity per year by the end of the decade.

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Total Eren targets 2 GW solar and 1 GW green hydrogen plant in NT

French renewables giant Total Eren continues to advance its green hydrogen ambitions in Australia, teaming with the Northern Territory government to develop a massive renewable hydrogen production facility powered by more than 2 GW of solar PV generation in the far north.

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