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Category: First Solar

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First Solar Awarded 241MW module supply contract for edify energy solar projects in Australia

First Solar Awarded 241MW module supply contract for edify energy solar projects in Australia

Company to deliver more than 500MW in Australia over the next 12 Months

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Sun Metals says new solar farm will underpin zinc refinery expansion

Sun Metals says new solar farm will underpin zinc refinery expansion

Korean Zinc refiner says 116MW solar plant it’s building near Townsville will underpin the expansion of its north Queensland operations.

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ARENA-backed Manildra Solar Farm reaches financial close

ARENA-backed Manildra Solar Farm reaches financial close

First Solar’s 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm in regional NSW becomes latest from ARENA’s large-scale solar round to reach financial close.

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CEFC, French bank, tip $100m debt into Kidston 50MW solar farm

CEFC, French bank, tip $100m debt into Kidston 50MW solar farm

Phase one of plans to turn disused Queensland gold mine into massive solar and pumped hydro storage project reaches financial close.

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Sun Metals goes for bigger solar plant to hedge against energy costs

Sun Metals goes for bigger solar plant to hedge against energy costs

Korean-owned zinc refiner ups size of proposed Qld solar farm to 116MW, casting shade on claim renewables are a “manufacturing killer”.

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Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

Zinc metals producer Sun Metals is to build a 100MW solar PV plant was part of plans to expand its refinery near Townsville, in northern Queensland, in what is a landmark development in the Australian renewable energy landscape.

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EnergyAustralia signs up for solar farm, plans many more

EnergyAustralia signs up for solar farm, plans many more

EnergyAustralia to write contracts for 500MW of wind and solar farm, as solar projects expected to meet half of renewable energy target as costs fall.

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As solar gets cheaper, it must get greener too

As solar gets cheaper, it must get greener too

A new solar standard in France has developers competing on more than just price – they must also compete on their project’s environmental sustainability.

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$1 billion of big solar to go ahead as developers pay bonds to ARENA

$1 billion of big solar to go ahead as developers pay bonds to ARENA

The developers of 12 big solar projects that won grants from ARENA pay their bonds on time, indicating all projects to go ahead as planned.

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A new energy gold mine: storage from solar and pumped hydro

A new energy gold mine: storage from solar and pumped hydro

A proposal for a massive solar plant paired with pumped hydro storage in an old gold mine has taken a big step forward.

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ARENA announces large scale solar grant winners, 480MW in total

ARENA announces large scale solar grant winners, 480MW in total

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today announced the 12 large scale projects that won grants in what could be the agency’s last major funding round if most of its remaining monies are stripped by the Coalition and Labor parties.