Australia’s CEFC backs 200 MW of large-scale Queensland solar projects

Undergoing a complete transformation, the site of the hotly contested Collinsville coal-fired power station and mine is set to become Queensland’s solar hotspot. The state-owned green lender secures financial backing for two more solar farms, bringing some important new investors.

South Australia to get first solar-methane plant

Seeking to hedge against instability in electricity supply and utility price hikes, South Australia is relentlessly increasing its renewable electricity generation capacity, tapping into its abundant sustainable energy potential. This time, the state is set to host a combined solar and methane power plant, believed to be an Australian first.

Australian EPCs face survival of the fittest

As competition increases, some players are likely to exit Australia’s EPC market despite a surge in projects entering the pipeline, finds SERA.

BREAKING: Equis Energy secures approval for 1 GW Australian solar farm

The massive utility-scale PV plant will be built by the Singapore-based developer in Queensland Western Downs, near Wandoan, for an estimated investment of up to AU$2bn. Storage component likely to be added at later date.

Elecnor scores $137.7 million EPC deal in Australia

Enel Green Power and the Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) have selected Spain’s Elecnor to provide EPC services for the 137 MW second phase of the Bungala solar project near Port Augusta, South Australia. The turnkey contract is valued at A$173 million ($137.7 million).

Phoenix Solar awarded contracts in Australia and U.S.

The German PV company has received the order for a 39 MW solar plant in Australia. Meanwhile in the U.S., Phoenix Solar has been negotiating two other projects.

Australia: 10 remote Aboriginal communities add 3.325 MW solar

Aimed at phasing out diesel fuel for electricity generation in remote Aboriginal communities, the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) has switched on solar PV systems for the first 10 indigenous communities in Australia’s Northern Territory

BayWa r.e. sells 20 MW project in Australia

German project developer BayWa r.e. today announced that it will sell the 20 MW Hughenden solar plant, located in Queensland, to Lighthouse Infrastructure, an Australian specialist in infrastructure investments.


Neoen signs PPA for 100 MW in Australia

French power producer Neoen has agreed to provide electricity to EnergyAustralia from 100 MW of solar capacity it plans to build in New South Wales. The two companies did not disclose the terms of the deal.

One-quarter of Australian homes now have solar

New data has confirmed the effects of a second rooftop solar boom taking place around Australia – driven by falling technology costs and increasingly volatile electricity prices – with nearly one quarter of all Australian households found to have invested in solar panels.

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