The government of Western Australia has received 65 expressions of interest (EOI) to produce and export renewable hydrogen from a new hub that could feature up to 1,250MW of solar and 270MW of wind generation.
Australia has “just months” to finalise a redesign of its National Electricity Market (NEM) so consumers can reap the benefits of increased renewable generation capacity, according to the regulator that provides oversight for energy security and reliability in the country.
A round-up of the latest solar industry news from around the world, as Yingli and JA Solar secure module supply deals, Keppel acquires a stake in a 500MW project and Mytilineos expands in Australia and Spain.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology said it would be supplying around 1.6GW of central inverters to PV power plant projects in Australia in 2020, accounting for a market share of approximately 65 percent of a total of 6.5GW being deployed.
Corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Australia are set to reach record levels this year, with governments and business investing AUD$2.4 billion (US$1.78 billion) and buying more than 1GW of green energy.
A round-up of the latest news in solar project development, as juwi hits 3GW installed PV milestone, Greencells makes further progress in the Netherlands and plans for a Cambodian solar-plus-storage microgrid are announced.
The Australian state of Victoria has doubled down on its rooftop solar and home battery subsidy programme as part of a drive to help households cover the cost of their power bills while making properties more energy efficient.
Some 12GW of renewable generation assets and 2GW of energy storage are set to come online in New South Wales (NSW) over the next ten years as part of state government plans to replace an ageing coal fleet and deliver lower electricity prices for consumers.
Ambitious proposals to ramp up green hydrogen production in Chile and South Australia have been announced this week, as both look to take advantage growing supplies of renewables to help decarbonise their economies and meet green energy targets.
Interest-free loans for rooftop solar and the development of at least 250MW of large-scale battery storage are among the policies put forward in a new power-sharing agreement for the Australian Capital Territory.