Northern Territory

NT sets zero emissions target and backs itself for a solar century

The Northern Territory (NT) Labor Government has launched its draft Climate Change Response, a comprehensive and informed plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050. The NT is looking particularly to solar, as “Solar is the cheapest form of new electricity generation, and the NT has one of the best solar resources in the world.”

Australia-Singapore power link, world’s biggest solar+storage project get government backing

The Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to develop a 10 GW solar farm coupled with a 20-30 GWh storage facility near Tennant Creek and export solar power harvested in the Australian desert to Singapore via subsea cables.

First tenders awarded in $5 million Rooftop Solar Schools program

As part of its plans to transition to 50% renewable energy by 2030, the Northern Territory government is moving forward with its solar schools program with tenders awarded for installation at five schools.

Pre-assembled concept proposed for 10 GW Northern Territory PV project

Singapore-based proponent Sun Cable is eyeing up what would be the world’s biggest solar project by a large margin. The NT government is on board with the plans, while the environmental approval application is still in the works. Project plans include the deployment of the 5B pre-assembled array concept.

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Think-tank eyes up 10 GW sustainable future for Northern Territory

A new report raises awareness of the potential jobs and revenue opportunities for Territorians in a zero-carbon economy. The 10 GW Vision relies largely on solar PV.

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Northern Territory rolls out 10 MW of PV to power remote communities

Construction has been completed on the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP), which has been touted as Australia’s largest rollout of solar power to remote communities to date.

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Northern Territory councils in line for solar, battery grants under sustainability funding scheme

The Northern Territory has announced a one-off $2 million program energy efficiency and sustainability funding pool with grants now open to local government councils for a range of projects, including energy storage and renewable energy systems.

British Solar Renewables to build Territory’s largest solar+storage project

BSR EPC has secured a contract from Australian renewables developer Epuron to deliver the Northern Territory’s largest solar project – the 33 MW Katherine Solar Farm co-located with a 6 MW battery storage system.

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Eni enters Aussie renewables market with acquisition of NT largest solar farm

Diversifying its gas-focused portfolio Down Under, the Italian oil group has acquired the Northern Territory’s largest solar project – the 33.7 MWp Katherine Solar Farm.

Two solar farms to increase Northern Territory’s renewables share to 10%

Two 10 MW solar farms at Batchelor and Manton Dam developed by Tetris Energy will soon enter the construction phase and boost the NT share of renewable energy from the current 3% to 10%. The $43 million solar projects have signed PPAs with Jacana Energy and NT Solar Investments.

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