New South Wales

Greek EPC acquires 260 MW Aussie solar portfolio

Metka Egn has announced the acquisition of six projects located in New South Wales and Queensland.

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.

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.

UNSW to step up sustainability efforts with more solar

UNSW Sydney will start procuring all of its electricity from a NSW solar farm by next year and gradually expand onsite solar energy generation by 2022, as well as improve energy and water efficiency to reduce its environmental footprint.

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Sydney Opera House inks hybrid renewable PPA

The world famous iconic building has marked the World Environment Day with a series of sustainability announcements, including contracts to source wind and solar power from major NSW projects.

NSW’s Byron Shire Council allocates funds for 5 MW PV array

The Byron Shire Council has committed $465,000 to get the planning, design and tender process underway.

NSW Tweed Shire Council adds to its growing solar energy portfolio

Tweed Shire councillors voted last week for the installation of a 604 kW ground-mount solar power system at the Banora Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. This announcement follows last month’s addition of a 165 kW solar array atop the Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre (TRAC) in Murwillumbah. 

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American EPC Signal Energy sets up Australian headquarters in Sydney

American EPC Signal Energy has entered the Australian large scale solar marketplace, opening regional headquarters in Sydney. The U.S. firm, which has already won two construction contracts for major solar projects in western NSW, is a long term Canadian Solar project partner.

400 MW Wollar Solar Farm Project moves forward

With the submission of its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) report to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) this month, the massive Wollar Solar Farm project in NSW is edging closer to becoming a reality. 

CEFC to allocate up to $95 million for solar-powered, energy efficient homes in NSW

The Australian government’s green bank continues to invest in energy efficient homes for low income families with a new funding granted for solar and battery-powered dwellings in regional New South Wales.

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