‘Market has evaporated’, says CEO of construction giant Downer after announcing group behind some of the country’s largest PV projects will no longer take on new solar contracts.
Construction is already underway for 120MW project near Wandoan, marking utility-scale global debut for oil and gas major already active in the country after M&A flurry last year.
Mining giant Fortescue will mix solar (150MW), gas (150MW) with “large-scale” storage battery at hub in Western Australia, adding to 60MW first solar stage announced last year.
Current pipeline lies at such advanced stages that 3.6GWac of PV and wind could be commissioned nation-wide after 2019’s market lows, say Rystad Energy consultants.
SunWiz’s findings of a ‘boom’ 2019 for sub-100kW PV bring rare piece of good green news to country, reeling after weeks of deadly blazes and bitter rows over climate policies.
The acquisition follows Shell's purchase of Aussie electricity retailer ERM Power in late November and is part of the oil major's drive to establish a "one-stop energy shop" down under.
88MW-plus pipeline in the making near Kiev, Budapest bank backs PV, Kazakhstan's first auction-backed plant, Nauru embraces solar-plus-storage
Stark warning from watchdog AEMC piles new spotlight on dangers posed by country’s embattled grid, with major investor groups lobbying against revenue-crippling power loss calculations.
Global solar investor adds to Aussie large-scale push with new AU$150m loan scheme for smaller ventures, certified by green finance players.
Queensland's USC set to trial three-storey system to make air conditioning less energy-intensive and slash energy use by 40% at Sippy Downs campus.
Megawatt-scale scheme put forward by utility partner duo will be deployed to help power wastewater treatment plant in Auckland.
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.