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.
Australian utility Snowy Hydro has contracted eight wind and solar projects totalling 888MW in capacity across New South Wales and Victoria to reduce its exposure to high wholesale power prices, due to its current inability to supply power to all its customers via its own power generation.
Major Australian brewer, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), is planning to go 100% renewable and has kicked off by signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with German firm BayWa r.e. for part of the energy generation from a 112MW solar farm in Victoria.
Just after UK-based Foresight Solar Fund bought a 48.5% stake in the Bannerton solar plant in Victoria, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has announced AU$98 million in debt finance for the project.
Foresight Group, an independent infrastructure and private equity manager, has acquired the 110MW Bannerton Solar Project in Victoria, Australia on behalf of Foresight Solar Fund Limited (FSFL), KDB Infrastructure Investments Asset Management and Hanwha Energy.
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.