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Sun Cable megaproject secures support of Infrastructure Australia

Sun Cable’s ambitious $30 billion-plus Australia-Asia PowerLink project, which is set to be the largest solar farm, largest battery and longest subsea electricity cable developed globally, has passed another major milestone with the Australian government’s independent infrastructure advisory body giving its economic credentials the tick of approval.

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Desert Knowledge solar centre adds large-scale battery

The Northern Territory’s Desert Knowledge Australia Solar Centre will soon play host to a large-scale battery energy storage system which is expected to facilitate the transformation of the multi-technology solar testing facility into a local microgrid.

Outback VPP trial to offer glimpse of renewables-dominated future

With some of the highest rooftop solar PV penetration in Australia the outback town of Alice Springs will soon play host to the Northern Territory’s first resident Virtual Power Plant with the project partners exploring how best to bolster the reliability of the local grid and pave the way for the increased penetration of renewable energy.

Outback town teams with CDU to research renewable energy future

With the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs turning towards renewable energy to address the challenges associated with its isolated grid, researchers from Charles Darwin University have announced they will help investigate how the outback community can facilitate its transition towards a renewables-dominated future.

Legislation increases certainty for $30 billion Sun Cable megaproject

The Northern Territory government has doubled down on its support for the world’s biggest solar PV and storage project with parliament passing legislation that will facilitate the $30 billion-plus Sun Cable Australia-Asia PowerLink project which is expected to transform the region into a green industrial hub and establish a new energy export industry for Australia.

Territory reveals plans to reduce solar feed-in tariff

An estimated 13,000 rooftop solar PV customers in Australia’s far north face having their feed-in tariff for solar power exported to the grid slashed by more than half with the Northern Territory government revealing plans to usher in changes to the existing scheme from 1 July.

10 GW Desert Bloom green hydrogen project attracts major Japanese partner

Water-from-air technology company Aqua Aerem’s Desert Bloom green hydrogen project received Major Project Status from the Northern Territory Government last year, now it has announced a partnership with Japanese energy giant Osaka Gas which not only brings the 10GW project closer to reality, but has also seen the company boost its ambitions to 20GW in light of “quickly developing demand.”

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2.8GW green hydrogen project in the NT gains key approvals, expands solar potential by a third

Western Australian company Global Energy Ventures has had several permissions granted for its 2.8GW green hydrogen export project on the Tiwi Islands, off the coast of the Northern Territory, including potentially increasing the acreage for its proposed solar farm.

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Territory government ramps up support for 20GW solar and battery project

The world’s largest solar PV and battery energy storage project has locked in renewed political support with the Northern Territory government confirming it will introduce special legislation into parliament this week that will facilitate the development of the giga-scale Australia-Asia PowerLink project.

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World’s biggest solar-plus-battery project gets $210m funding boost

Sun Cable’s ambitious plans to build the world’s largest solar PV and battery energy storage project in Australia’s remote far north are a step closer to fruition after two of the nation’s richest men provided their backing for a $210 million capital raise.

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