State-owned green financier partners with Bank of Queensland for AU$100m scheme set to offer cheaper finance to target technologies.
Distribution networks and awareness campaigns help spur US$259m-a-year market of off-grid PV lighting, making a leader of a country where only 13% enjoy grid access.
Victoria government urged to lift monthly cap on solar rebates after reports that August’s 3,000-plus quota became fully subscribed two hours after release.
Edify Energy, First Solar among firms chosen by ‘Renewables 400’ scheme, with plans now for government-owned corporation CleanCo to process bids as they come forward.
Neoen’s 128MW Numurkah Solar Farm will help offset emissions from Melbourne trams and steelworks factory under a 15-year PPA.
Northern Territory grants major project status to world’s largest PV scheme by developer SunCable, which wants it to power its home state of Singapore.
Walcha Energy puts forward planning documents for two installations as part of 4GW clean energy complex in New South Wales.
Cloud Control, Vance Joy, Midnight Oil back scheme allowing artists to finance 34.55MW farm and others, with plans to sell power to Australia’s grid.
New South Wales government green-lights ESCO Pacific’s Wyalong scheme, set to potentially include extra 25MW battery storage installation.
Plan unveiled weeks ahead of election would invest AU$1bn to turn 4,000 education centres into virtual power plants by adding 364MW of solar and batteries.
Project described as South Pacific’s biggest PV plant to date will supply power to state-owned utility TPL for 25 years.
Industry body: Urgent review needed for marginal loss factor system causing “unpredictable hits” to the financial viability of PV and others.
Solar campaigners hail electoral promise by New South Wales Labor for fresh 7GW in renewable capacity but distribution lobby urges to consider grid implications