Decmil, Maoneng sign MOU for 250MW PV project in NSW

Based on an exclusive memorandum of understanding, Australian EPC Decmil is poised to design and construct one of the largest solar projects in New South Wales. The company is in line for a $275 million engineering contract with Chinese group Maoneng in March next year.

Australia’s carbon emissions target within reach at zero net cost

Given the current pace of installation of new wind and solar power facilities, Australia’s commitments to carbon reduction made at the COP21 climate conference in Paris can be met at zero net cost, shows a new study by Australian National University.

Australia, Indonesia propose joint 6 GW solar+wind hybrid plant

The proposed 6 GW wind+solar project would generate renewable energy from Australia’s wind and solar resources and supply it via subsea cables to Indonesia. Vestas has been confirmed for the wind energy side, while the search for a solar partner, which would deliver the required equipment for the project’s 2 GW solar PV capacity through establishing a manufacturing facility in Indonesia, will be conducted over the next two years.

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South Australia backs next wave of energy storage projects

The South Australian government has announced four energy storage projects, which will receive a financial backing of a total of AU$ 8 million.

Carnegie says 10MW Northam Solar Project moves forward with new investors on board

Following the selection of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and Perth Noongar Foundation (PNF) as co-equity investors, Carnegie Clean Energy has announced that it readies to break ground on the WA’s first merchant utility solar project.

AEMO says ready for summer with 2GW of additional resources

Looking to prevent blackouts this summer, the Australian Energy Market Operator has stated that almost 2 GW of additional resources will be at disposal to the market during the peak-demand months, highlighting the role of rooftop PV in long-term maximum demand forecasts.

First solar panels installed at White Rock Solar Farm

As part of a solar-wind hybrid renewable energy facility, the 20 MW White Rock Solar Farm has seen its first panels installed.

Lyon’s solar+storage Australian projects reported to attract bids

After vowing bigger battery plans than Elon Musk’s Tesla deal in South Australia, Lyon Group is now reported to have received bids for three of its utility-scale solar power and battery projects located in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Leading solar, storage bodies combine to form Smart Energy Council

The Smart Energy Council, a merger of Australia’s leading industry bodies for solar and storage, will be looking to better reflect the country’s energy future.

BNEF: China to install 54 GW in 2017

According to a newly released forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, China is likely to install up to 54 GW of solar PV before the year is out, surpassing previous expectations.

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