Hospitals, schools and railways in South Australia will be powered by an electricity retailer started up by billionaire steel trader Sanjeev Gupta, following the signing of an agreement between the state government and Gupta’s SIMEC ZEN Energy.
A Joint venture between Enel subsidiary Enel Green Power (EGP) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) has begun construction of the 137.7MW Bungala Solar One plant, which is located near Port Augusta in South Australia. EGP is set to bag a US$1.35 billion deal on 1.7GW of solar and wind projects in Mexico.
Brisbane-based renewable energy investor Lyon Group has launched an innovative utility-scale solar-plus-storage market services tender to cover 640MWh of storage across three major projects in Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
Enel announced Monday that it has closed an agreement to acquire Bungala Solar One — the 137.5MW phase of the 275 MW Bungala Solar PV project — from Bungala Solar Holding Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Australian developer Reach Solar Energy Pty Ltd.
In a major energy strategy upheaval, the South Australian government is providing significant funding to support energy storage projects, starting with a 100MW grid-connected battery that will be the largest in the country.
Elon Musk touts Tesla's ability to solve South Australia's power crisis in 100 days, Apple's manufacturer in Japan Ibiden to go 100% renewable, USTDA grant for feasibility study into 34MW of solar in Burkino Faso grant, India PV canal capacity reaches 24MW.
Indian conglomerate Adani has released more details of its planned 1GW of solar investments in Australia over the next five years, while the Queensland Supreme Court has dismissed appeals against granting mining licenses for Adani’s planned $16.5 billion Carmichael coal project.
Adani Group, currently the largest solar developer in India, plans to start constructing two solar PV plants with 100-200MW capacities in Australia next year, according to a Bombay Stock Exchange filing.
In this week’s Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech reports on JinkoSolar bringing solar PV front and centre at Europe’s B20 Energy, Climate & Resource Efficiency Taskforce, former SEIA chief Rhone Resch’s new industry venture, and utility-scale wind and solar projects in south Australia. Also this week, PV Tech partners with the Global Energy Talent Index - complete the survey for a chance to win!
Northern Ireland-headquartered renewable energy firm DP Energy has received approval to develop a AU$680 million (US$519 million) major renewable energy park in South Australia involving wind and solar capacity.
Australia’s newly appointed energy minister Josh Frydenburg has said the extreme fluctuations in South Australia’s electricity tariffs should be blamed on a number of factors not just renewables, in a filmed interview with Australian news outlet ABC.