Australia’s Stellata advances development of 132-MWp solar project

Posted on February 21, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Plamena Tisheva Source: renewablesnow.com The 132-MWp Merredin solar farm in Western Australia remains on track to start construction in June 2018 as it has completed several key steps in the development process. Western Australian solar developer Stellata Energy said on Tuesday that in December its flagship project signed a grid connection contract with Western… Read more »

UGL to build Equis Energy’s 127MW solar farm in Australia

Posted on February 20, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: solar.energy-business-review.com UGL, a Cimic Group company, has won a contract of worth A$170m ($135.5m) from Equis Energy to construct and maintain the 127MW Tailem Bend solar farm in Australia. The new solar project will be built with an investment of A$200m ($159.4m) in Tailem Bend, a South Australian town on the Murray River, located… Read more »

Australian Renewable Giant Snowy Hydro Mulls Raising A$2 Billion

Posted on February 20, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Perry Williams Source: bloombergquint.com Snowy Hydro Ltd., Australia’s largest hydropower producer, is considering raising as much as A$2 billion ($1.6 billion) by the end of 2018 for a project expansion, which will boost its 4,100 megawatt capacity by as much as 50 percent. The company, jointly owned by the federal government and the Victorian… Read more »

First co-located solar and battery connected to grid in FNQ

Posted on February 19, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: miragenews.com The first big solar and big battery storage to be connected to the grid has started providing power to Far North Queensland homes and businesses. On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) provided $17.4 million in funding for the Lakeland Solar and Storage project on the Cape York… Read more »

Risen Energy acquires 121-MW solar project in Australia – report

Posted on February 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Ivan Shumkov Source: renewablesnow.com The Australian subsidiary of China’s Risen Energy Co Ltd (SHE:300118) has acquired the 121-MW Yarranlea solar project in Queensland. Risen plans to develop, build, own and operate the project on a merchant basis, without relying on a power purchase agreement (PPA), John Zhong, Risen’s director of project development and investment,… Read more »

innogy to acquire two Australian projects worth 460 MW

Posted on February 15, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Jonathan Gifford Source: pv-magazine.com Germany’s innogy is set to acquire the Limondale and Hilston utility scale solar projects in New South Wales from developer Overland Sun Farming. The two projects have a combined capacity of over 460 MW. Innogy SE, the cleantech spinoff from one of Germany’s major utilities RWE, will enter the large… Read more »

More solar beer as Melbourne boutique brewer installs 100kW rooftop PV

Posted on February 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Author: Sophie Vorrath Source: onestepoffthegrid.com.au An inner Melbourne craft brewery will soon be powered by rooftop solar, with the installation of just under 100kW of PV panels set for competition at the end of February. Local business Beon Energy Solutions said on Thursday that it was installing a 96.3kW solar system at Collingwood brewery, Stomping… Read more »

Genex Power Ltd (ASX:GNX) Kidston Renewable Energy Hub Project Updates

Posted on February 14, 2018. Australasian News.

Source: abnnewswire.net Genex Power Limited (Genex or Company) is pleased to provide an update in relation to the development of the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in North Queensland. 50MW Kidston Solar Project (KS1) Following the successful on-time energisation of KS1 in November 2017 (refer ASX announcement 24 November 2017) and the subsequent achievement of first… Read more »