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Rio inks long-term offtake agreement for 1.1 GW Queensland solar plant

Resources giant Rio Tinto has signed Australia’s largest yet corporate power purchase agreement – agreeing to buy 100% of the output from European Energy Australia’s 1.1 GW Upper Calliope Solar Farm to provide renewable power to its aluminium operations in Queensland.


Origin zeroes in on Australia’s largest theme park PV system

Dreamworld on Queensland’s Gold Coast is now home to the largest solar system at an Australian theme park after the operators teamed with Origin Energy to install a 708 kW rooftop array that is expected to generate almost one quarter of the park’s annual electricity needs.

Brisbane Airport approaching completion of 1.2 MW rooftop system

One of the largest single rooftop solar panel installations at an Australian airport is approaching completion with Brisbane Airport Corporation announcing that a 1.2 MW rooftop system being fitted to new warehouse at the venue is nearing commissioning.

Queensland builds on statewide network-connected battery program

A dozen new large-scale, network-connected batteries with a combined capacity of 48 MW / 96 MWh will be rolled out across Queensland as part of the state government’s strategy to support the continuing uptake of renewable energy and take the heat out of peak demand periods.


Enel inks deal to acquire 1 GW wind and solar project

Enel Green Power Australia has boosted its renewables portfolio by striking a deal with Queensland-headquartered minerals explorer QEM to purchase what would be one of the state’s biggest renewable energy farms in a deal worth more than $7 million (USD 4.68 million).

Queensland council calls for feedback on giga-scale solar and battery project

Plans to build an almost 1 GW solar farm and battery energy storage facility in southern Queensland are now available for public scrutiny with the Toowoomba Regional Council calling for feedback on the development application.


Akaysha announces financial close on 410 MWh Queensland battery

Australian battery and renewable energy developer Akaysha Energy continues to expand its energy storage portfolio, announcing that it has reached a final investment decision on a 205 MW / 410 MWh battery being developed in southeast Queensland.


Telstra adds new solar farm to renewable energy commitment

Australia’s largest telecommunications provider, Telstra, is a step closer to its goal of enabling renewable energy generation equivalent to 100% of its consumption by 2025 after inking a new 153 GWh solar offtake agreement with Global Power Generation.

Queensland to roll out rebate scheme to boost uptake of home batteries

The Queensland government has indicated it will support the increased rollout of household battery energy storage systems with a new $24 million (USD 15.75 million) residential battery rebate program set to be launched in 2024.

Redback Technologies compliant for flexible exports to Queensland grid

Redback Technologies has announced inverters certified as compliant with Queensland’s dynamic connections for energy exports. This enables homeowners to export energy back into the grid at a flexible rate so that energy output is only limited in roughly 2% of the time when excess power from PV installations would overwhelm the grid.

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