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CS Energy signs PPA for 60 MW Australian PV+storage+wind hybrid energy park

The $150 million agreement between the government-owned CS Energy and the Kennedy Energy Park marks yet another positive step for Australia as as hybrid large scale solutions move into the market.

SolarEdge targets “waking” C&I market

The highest rooftop penetration rates globally have not discouraged optimizer and inverter supplier SolarEdge from continuing to push hard into the Australian PV marketplace. Describing the market as “mature” and featuring “deep and rich sales models”, SolarEdge Founder Lior Handlesman said there are still plenty of rooftops to which solar can be added, in particular in the commercial and industrial (C&I) segment.

Enel breaks ground on 137.7 MW solar plant in South Australia

The $157 million project will be built with 420,000 multicrystalline modules mounted on single-axis tracker near Port Augusta.

Adani Australia signs PPA for first stage of Rugby Run project in Queensland

Adani Australia is planning to construct a 300 MW PV power plant at Rugby Run in Queensland. It has signed a PPA for the first 65 MW phase of the project.

Interview: “Incredible” large scale PV growth threatened by policy uncertainty

The former APAC head of DNV GL’s solar consultancy has fired a departing shot before leaving to take on a new posting – continued investment will likely remain dependent on clear and stable public policy settings.

Adani to begin work on 170 MW Australia project

A unit of Indian conglomerate Adani will start building the first 65 MW phase of a planned 170 MW solar installation in the Australian state of Queensland by the end of this year.

Shell receives approval for 250 MW PV plant in Australia

Multinational oil company Shell is reportedly assessing the viability of a planned 250 MW solar power plant in the Western Downs region of Queensland, Australia, having received approval for the project from the local council.


Australia: AEMC shies away from “solar tax”

Although proposed in the report’s draft, the Australian Energy Market Commission’s final report on the Distribution Market Model does not mention imposition of charges for export of energy from distributed generators.

South Australia: 150 MW CSP plant to supply government’s power needs

Only a month after signing a deal with Tesla for the world’s largest lithium-ion storage project, the South Australian government has inked a generation project agreement with U.S. firm Solar Reserve for a massive solar thermal plant project, touted as the world’s biggest.

First Solar scores 241 MW deal in Australia

First Solar has agreed to supply 241 MW (DC) of its thin-film PV modules to Sydney-based EPC contractor RCR Tomlinson for Edify Energy’s 180.7 MW Daydream and 60.2 MW Hayman solar projects in the Australian state of Queensland.

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