Queensland

Kidston solar-pumped hydro project resumes with funding extension

After Genex Power’s offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia fell through earlier this month its concessional federal funding lapsed. However, the Project has secured an extension into 2020, hopefully allowing it enough time to restructure and reach financial close.

110 MW Darling Downs solar farm finally opens after grid connection delays

One of Australia’s largest solar farms, APA Group’s 110 MW (AC) Darling Downs Solar Farm has officially opened after significant delays resulting from grid connection issues and last-minute changes of engineering and construction partners.

Kidston solar-pumped hydro project stalls as funding falls through

Genex Power has failed to lock in a previously announced offtake agreement with EnergyAustralia for its landmark Kidston hub in northern Queensland and requested a trading halt with the ASX on their securities.

Adani opens 65 MW Queensland solar farm, puts further investment on hold

While it seeks to build one of Australia’s biggest coal mines, Adani has grown more cautious on solar investment after suffering connection delays on its first renewables project in Australia.

Governments back NSW-Qld power line upgrade

The Federal and the New South Wales governments will jointly contribute $102 million to increase the capacity of an existing interconnector between New South Wales and Queensland in the run-up to the planned closure of the Liddel coal generator in 2023.

Queensland’s grows its PV fleet as another solar farm gets connection go-ahead

One of Queensland’s largest solar developments near Miles has signed up to connect to the state’s publicly-owned electricity grid.

Kennedy solar-wind-battery park faces further delays

Australian renewables developer Windlab has announced further delays on its landmark energy park in north Queensland after its EPC contractor failed to secure a fully functioning connection agreement.

All Energy Australia Day 2

Welcome to Australia’s largest national showcase of renewable energy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Follow pv magazine live to keep updated on the latest Aussie solar PV and storage developments and trends from this year’s event, as they happen. Stay tuned!

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All Energy Australia Day 1

Welcome to Australia’s largest national showcase of renewable energy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Follow pv magazine live to keep updated on the latest Aussie solar PV and storage developments and trends from this year’s event, as they happen. Stay tuned!

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SEC report highlights Top End’s potential, argues for CEFC-like fund

The release of the Future North report from the Smart Energy Council suggests Australia’s Top End region has firm potential to become a world-leading renewable economy, and urges for a North Queensland Development and Diversification Fund based on the successful model of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

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