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Neoen targets 10 GW portfolio with multi-billion dollar spend

With more than 3 GW of large-scale solar, wind and battery storage capacity in operation or under construction, Neoen is already Australia’s biggest clean energy player but now the French developer is planning to triple its renewables capacity by 2030.

TotalEnergies acquires full stake in Total Eren

TotalEnergies has increased its stake in French renewables giant Total Eren from 30% to 100%, a transaction that values the independent power producer at almost $5.0 billion (EUR 3.5 billion).

Neoen boosts Western Downs Battery capacity to 540 MWh

Renewable energy developer Neoen will scale up the installed capacity of the Western Downs Battery being built in Queensland to 270 MW/540 MWh as it looks to keep pace with rising demand for energy storage and realise opportunities across Australia’s evolving energy system.

TotalEnergies, Gentari to co-develop 100 MW Queensland solar farm

French oil and gas supermajor TotalEnergies has signed an agreement with Gentari Renewables, the clean energy arm of Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas, to jointly develop a 100 MW solar farm in southwest Queensland.

Final panel installed as Australia’s largest solar farm nears full capacity

Three years after French renewable energy developer Neoen first broke ground at the site of its Western Downs Green Energy Hub in Queensland’s Western Downs region, the last of the more than one million panels has been installed as the 400 MW solar farm nears 100% completion.

Strong interest in hydrogen certification, Bureau Veritas reports

Bureau Veritas tells pv magazine that there is a great deal of interest in hydrogen certification schemes in Australia, Europe, the United States, and the Middle East.

Vertical agrivoltaic pilots in France find improved yields and less water stress

French energy giant TotalEnergies studied the impact of solar panels on crops in order to develop a repository of agronomic benefits. The initial results show an increase in agricultural yields on field crops and a reduction in water stress.

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Neoen begins building fifth big battery in Australia

Construction has started on France-headquartered renewable energy developer Neoen’s fifth grid-scale battery in Australia with contractors commencing work on the 200 MW/400 MWh Blyth Battery storage system in South Australia’s mid-north.

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Neoen nails planning approval for 4 GWh Collie battery

French renewable energy giant Neoen has secured development approval to build a 1 GW /4 GWh big battery in Western Australia as the state government seeks to ramp up energy storage capacity to support its planned transition from coal-fired power to renewables.

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Neoen signs connection agreement for Goyder South project

Renewable energy developer Neoen has inked a connection agreement with network operator ElectraNet which will allow for the first stage of its $3 billion (USD 2 billion) Goyder South project to connect to the grid in South Australia, paving the way for future wind, solar and battery storage opportunities at the site.

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