Array Technologies To Establish Local Production Fab In Australia After Winning ‘1st’ Supplier Contract Under VRET2 Tender In Victoria
Friday, 03 Feb 2023
One of the world’s largest solar tracker manufacturers Array Technologies is to set up local production facility in Australia’s Victoria to supply trackers to a 130 MW DC solar farm after winning the ‘1st’ tracker supplier contract for projec.
623 MW PV & 365 MW/600 MWh Battery Storage Capacity Selected Under Victoria’s VRET2 RE Auction Round
Friday, 07 Oct 2022
Australian state of Victoria has selected 6 solar power plants with 623 MW combined capacity, accompanied by up to 365 MW/600 MWh new battery energy storage under its 2nd Victorian Renewable Energy Target Auction (VRET2).
Victoria State Government Seeking Innovative Ways To Recycle Solar Panels With $10 Million Equity Investment
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2022
The State Government of Victoria in Australia has opened a $10 million round to award innovative projects that can help develop new ways to recycle solar panels and reduce their waste, under Breakthrough Victoria’s Solar Waste Challenge.
Australia’s Victoria Launches 2nd Renewable Energy Target Auction Seeking A Minimum Of 600 MW New Renewable Energy Capacity
Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021
The State Government of Victoria has launched its 2nd Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) auction to support the development of ‘at least’ 600 MW of clean energy capacity.
Australia’s Victoria Issues Call For Innovative, Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies With Potential For Commercialization; Solar Among Eligible Technologies Under Round 2 Of EIF
Wednesday, 11 Aug 2021
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) of the Victorian State Government’s Energy Ministry has launched a call to financially support commercialization of innovative, emerging renewable energy technologies under round 2 of its Energy Innovation Fund (EIF).
ARENA Approves $103.3 Million Funding For 3 Commercial Scale Renewable Hydrogen Projects Of Engie/Yara, ATCO Australia & AGIG To Establish 10 MW Electrolyzer Capacity Each In Australia
Thursday, 06 May 2021
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has ‘conditionally approved’ a total amount of $103.3 million ($80 million) to support development of 3 commercial scale renewable hydrogen projects in the country, altogether which will enable development of 30 MW electrolyzer capacity as 3×10 MW projects.
Notwithstanding Farmer Protests, Victoria State Government Approves Three Solar Farms By CleanGen, X-Elio & Neoen With 175 MW Capacity
Monday, 02 Sep 2019
Farmer protests aside, the Victorian government says three solar farms approved by the government will be equipped with more than 650,000 solar panels and create over 600 jobs. Pictured is the night view of Victoria, Australia from the Melbourne Port.
Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan Appointed Inaugural CEO Of Solar Victoria To Lead Solar Homes Program Implementation In Victoria, Australia
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Having led Sustainability Victoria for 8 years, Stan Krpan (in the pic) has been roped in by the Victorian state government to lead its Solar Victoria Program.
Australia’s Snowy Hydro To Procure Renewable Energy From 888 MW Wind & Solar Power Plants In New South Wales And Australia; Lightsource BP Secures 105 MW PV Capacity
Monday, 05 Nov 2018
Among the winners of the 888 MW wind and solar power projects contracted by Australia’s Snowy Hydro, UK based Lightsource BP says it will develop 105 MW ground mounted solar installation to be fully funded, constructed and maintained by the UK company.
Australia’s Victoria Opens 30 MW/30MWh Ballarat Battery Energy Storage System; Another 25 MW/50 MWh Tesla Battery System Integrated With Gannawarra Solar Farm To Follow Suit In Summer 2018
Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018
While the 30 MW/30 MWh Ballarat Energy storage system has started operations, Tesla’s Powerpack with 25 MW/50 MWh capacity attached with the Gannawarra solar farm (in the picture) is scheduled to start network operations in Summer 2018, said the Victorian state government.
Total Eren Starts Construction On First Solar Power Plant In Australia; Plans Expansion Of 256.5 MW Kiamal PV Project With 194 MW Capacity & Exploring Commercial Options For 380 MWh Energy Storage Capacity
Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Australia is right now a hot bed for solar power project activities. The latest announcement comes from Total Eren, which has broken ground on a 256.5 MW solar power project in Victoria, with expansion plans of up to 194 MW in the second phase.
Abu Dhabi Future Company Masdar To Build 5 MW Solar PV & 5 MW/3.3 MWh Storage Capacity For Public Utilities Corporation, Seychelles
Monday, 17 Sep 2018
Masdar commissioned the 6 MW Port Victoria Wind Farm in Seychelles in 2013 (in the picture). At the same location, it now will build the 5 MW Romainville Solar PV plant with a battery storage component of 5 MW/3.3 MWh.
Australia’s Victoria Selects 6 Wind & Solar Power Projects With 928 MW Combined Capacity Under State’s First Large-Scale Renewable Energy Auction Strongly Exceeding Original Target Of 650 MW
Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018
The 650 MW tender launched by the Victoria state government in November 2017 was heavily oversubscribed, attracting 3.5 GW of bids. Out of those, the government finally settled for 928 MW, comprising three solar power farms.
State Government Of Victoria Introduces Ambitious AU$1.24 Billion Solar Homes Program That Allows Homeowners To Install Solar Panels With 50% Rebate
Monday, 27 Aug 2018
With state elections round the corner, Labor government in Victoria is pushing solar as part of its campaign. The new Solar Homes program aims to make Victorians self-sufficient and reduce their electricity bills.
Victoria Set To Become First State To Bring Legislation For RE Targets In Australia; Announces Plans For Up To 650 MW Auction
Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017
Victoria is set to become the first Australian state to enshrine renewable energy targets in the state legislation. The state plans to have 25% share of renewables in its energy mix by 2020, and increase it to 40% by 2025.
Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017
Three projects with a combined solar power capacity of 165 MW in Australia have secured financing of $77 million from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) of the Department of Environment and Energy, which will be disbursing the money under its large-scale solar financing program.
Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017
With the ESC issuing orders, homeowners and businesses using solar panels to generate electricity awill get AU$6.3 cents more for the clean power they are sending excess back to the grid in Victoria as of July 2017. .
Friday, 20 Jan 2017
Australia’s Victoria state will float a tender to develop 75 MW of large scale PV capacity. The state government plans to have 35 MW of this capacity to supply clean power for Melbourne’s tram network.
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