Installations

Australia could install 179 GW of rooftop solar

With Australia amongst the world leaders in solar uptake, a new study finds the nation is currently using less than 5% of the potential capacity for rooftop solar.

AGL’s new virtual power plant to cover four states

On the back of a successful trial in South Australia, AGL is expanding its virtual power plant to other states. Under the program, customers will be able to save up to $280 a year on their electricity bills and be offered an upfront payment of $1,000 towards the cost of their battery.

MPower to build 6.8 MW of solar in South Australia

The project is part of Canadian Solar’s 30 MW Mannum Solar Farm.

Interview: “Reutilise and repurpose the land”, solar farming builds momentum in SA

With 50 small utility scale arrays installed at South Australian farms, Yates Electrical Services is looking to continue its work in adding power-exporting PV arrays to rural properties. The next step: adding storage to trade during peak demand periods, and moving into solar power retailing, says Mark Yates.

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An overview of the world’s largest solar parks

In the second of a series of four blogs, solar pioneer Philip Wolfe lists the world’s largest solar parks. In these articles, a ‘solar park’ is defined as a group of co-located solar power plants.

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Beryl Solar Farm switches on to power Sydney Metro

The Beryl Solar Farm has commenced commercial operations. The 87MW AC/110MW plant is supplying electricity for Sydney Metro under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

Long read: Floating PV’s watershed moment

With PV’s cost declines, the growing question is: where to put it all, particularly in densely populated areas. Ingenuity to the rescue – a technology that took its first steps in 2007 is entering full market maturity. And its potential is rather impressive.

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Maoneng, Chint partner for 500 MW solar rollout in Australia

Australian-Chinese renewables developer Maoneng and Chinese module maker and EPC contractor Chint have come together to develop a series of utility-scale solar projects in Australia.

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Adani switches on 65 MW Queensland solar farm

Following months of grid connection delays, Adani has flipped the switch on its flagship solar project in Queensland.

AEMC opens consultation on changes to marginal loss factors

The Australian Energy Market Commission has started consultation on two rule change requests from Adani Renewables about how marginal loss factors are calculated and how intra-regional settlement residues are distributed.

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