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Weekend read: Listening to the vocal community

As the Australian authorities launch rolling tenders for 32 GW of renewables and storage by 2030, it has become clear that some communities have not been brought onside. Heated debate on social media and a frenzy stoked by concerns about the impact on the natural environment are throwing up hurdles for renewables development.

Queensland locks 80% renewable energy by 2035 target into law

The Queensland government has entrenched the transformation of the state’s energy grid by passing laws locking in 80% renewable energy generation by 2035, a move it expects will create more than 100,000 new jobs in manufacturing, renewable energy generation, power transmission and industries of the future.

Federal government pumps millions into critical minerals projects

Two major critical minerals projects in Queensland and South Australia are to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal government loans as the Commonwealth seeks to deliver the building blocks for a ‘future made in Australia.’

SGC, SMO to deploy 100 MW of solar waste-to-energy in Australia

Australian project manager SGC will partner with French company SMO to install 100 MW of solar waste-to-energy systems in Australia. They aim to deploy a total of 50 waste-to-energy units in the next three years, with plans to scale up to 1 GW in the future.

Community group uses C&I solar profits to provide job opportunities

A volunteer-based community group is using profits generated by commercial and industrial rooftop solar installations to help build a “bridge to the future” as the Illawarra region on the New South Wales south coast transitions its workforce into new employment.

Longi denies massive layoff plan, says job cuts could reach up to 5%

Chinese solar manufacturer Longi has responded to recent media reports claiming that it might cut 30% of its global workforce.

Weekend read: Thin prospects

The production of PV ingots and wafers remains the most highly concentrated of all the production stages in the silicon solar supply chain. Yet efforts to re-establish production in Europe and the United States are not for the faint-hearted.

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Weekend Read: Mind the skills gap

Around 800,000 new workers will be required in Europe by 2025 for the battery industry alone and, more broadly, existing workers will need to be retrained as the continent’s industries transition away from fossil fuels. International competition for workers is becoming increasingly fierce. Where are these workers and the required skills supposed to come from?

The path beyond 5 TW

With the COP28 climate summit in Dubai resulting in a pledge of at least 11 TW of renewables generation capacity by 2030, Bruce Douglas, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Global Renewables Alliance (GRA), examines the outcomes of the conference and their likely impact on the solar industry.

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SunCable sharpens focus on domestic element of project

The company planning to build what would be the world’s biggest intercontinental solar generation and energy storage project in the Northern Territory has appointed new leadership to help lead the project’s domestic component.

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