Five large solar farms in Australia that have operated under grid constraints since September 2019 have had those restrictions lifted, following the rollout of new inverter settings.
UK firm Octopus Investments and Edify Energy have closed finance on a 333MW project in Australia.
Australian renewables and storage developer Edify Energy has secured a power purchase agreement for part of the output of its 275MW Darlington Point Solar Farm in New South Wales.
The New South Wales Department of Planning & Environment has approved three separate solar projects amounting to 492MW capacity, including one project with 100MWh of battery storage.
Contruction of a Tesla powerpack battery at the 60MW Gannawarra solar farm in Victoria, Australia - said the be the first battery storage system that has been retrofitted to an existing solar farm in the country - has been completed ahead of schedule.
Edify Energy and Wirsol Energy have connected the 60MW Gannawarra Solar Farm in northwest Victoria to the grid, with a storage retrofit expected before the summer.
Tesla and Fluence are to supply Victoria’s first two large-scale, grid-connected energy storage batteries, one of which will be connected to an existing solar farm.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has provided a AU$90 million loan to two Edify Energy solar projects near Collinsville, north Queensland, Australia, which are soon to start construction.
Australian renewable energy firm Edify Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the utility Origin for a 150MW solar farm in Queensland.
Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested AU$77 million (US$58.3 million) in three solar projects in Queensland and Victoria.
A total of 12 projects have been awarded funding in Australia’s breakthrough utility-scale solar funding round, with AU$91 million set aside for 482MW of capacity.