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Adelaide to deliver Australia’s first 100% electric hospital

Australia’s first 100% electric hospital will be built in Adelaide with the South Australian Government announcing that the new $685 million Women’s and Children’s Hospital will operate without input from the state’s mains gas network.

Lightsource bp gets approval for 600MW NSW solar energy hub

British-headquartered solar developer Lightsource BP has received approval to develop a 600 MWdc solar PV hub in central western New South Wales which the company said could become the largest renewable energy power hub in the state.


NSW leads nation with record number of rooftop solar PV installs

New South Wales is leading the rooftop solar PV race with homeowners in the state installing more than 100,000 systems in 2020 according to the CSIRO following a detailed analysis of data released by the Clean Energy Regulator.


Solar Citizens warns controversial ‘sun tax’ shapes as threat to NEM

Solar Citizens has warned the Australian Energy Market Commission’s controversial proposal to make solar PV owners pay to export their surplus production to the grid could send the National Electricity Market into a ‘death spiral’.


Vast Solar progresses plans for $600 million solar thermal plant

Australian renewable energy developer Vast Solar is calling for expressions of interest from contractors as it pushes ahead with plans to develop a $600 million hybrid solar thermal project in far western Queensland.


Smart Energy declares government missed chance to recharge home battery schemes

Solar retailer Smart Energy believes Australia’s small-scale solar PV industry has been let down by the Federal Government which has been widely criticised for the lack of funding included in the Federal Budget for the renewable energy sector.


3.3 GW renewables pipeline provides cover for coal-fired power plant closures

Record investment in solar and wind farms across the National Electricity Market has helped to quell concerns that Victoria and South Australia will face increased risk of blackouts later this decade following the impending closure of the Yallourn coal-fired power plant.


Renewable energy on back burner with gas confirmed as Budget focus

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has unveiled a big-spending Budget but critics have been quick to condemn the lack of money set aside for renewable energy as a “national shame” and missed opportunity as the government continues to pursue its gas-led philosophy.

Australian battery storage assets bring French developer’s revenue down

An expected drop-off in the performance of its Australian battery energy storage assets has sparked a $24 million (€15.6 million) downturn in consolidated revenue for French renewables developer Neoen.

Australian manufacturer unveils new 400W module as demand grows

Australia’s only solar module manufacturer Tindo Solar has unveiled a new generation 400 W module for the domestic and export markets as the Adelaide-based company rides a wave of success that has delivered a 40% increase in retail orders and 70% rise in wholesale orders in the past 12 months.

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