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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.

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.

Todae Solar completes 1.77 MW rooftop PV Charles Sturt University

Sydney-based commercial rooftop solar specialists Todae Solar opened one of Australia’s largest rooftop PV array at Charles Sturt University’s Wagga Wagga campus this week. The multi-rooftop system comes in at 1.77 MW and will provide “an immediate financial benefit” to CSU.

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.

Californian project recognised for demonstrating solar’s supply of grid services

California’s grid operator (ISO) says that a joint National Renewable Energy Lab, First Solar and the California Independent System Operator project shows that renewable energy plants with smart inverter technology can provide grid services similar to, or in some cases better than conventional generation.


Lazard shows ongoing cost declines in solar

The consultancy’s 2017 study finds that the global cost of utility-scale solar has reached an unsubsidized LCOE of under US$50 per megawatt-hour, making new solar cost-competitive with running existing coal or nuclear plants.

Wirsol reports Australian utility scale market leadership, claims 20% share

German renewables developer Wirsol claims to be the PV power plant market leader in Australia, achieving around 20% market share of projects currently under construction. It entered the market less than twelve months ago.

SMA rounds out 2017 with 1.2 GW of Australian power plant contracts

SMA is set to supply its central inverters and power plant controllers to more than 20 PV power plant projects in Australia. Today the inverter giant revealed that it has signed contracts to supply its Medium Voltage Power Station (MVPS) and the SMA Power Plant Controller to around 1.2 GW in projects.

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