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Tag: "utility-scale solar"

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Big solar passes 100GW global milestone, Australia in reach of top 10

Big solar passes 100GW global milestone, Australia in reach of top 10

Global big solar installed capacity sailed past 100GW at the end of March, as even Australia approaches the global Big League, if it can overtake Thailand.

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Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

In a year of record global growth, solar PV broke records in Australia in 2015 too, with biggest ever year for big solar helping to balance fall in rooftop market.

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Construction begins on Australia's biggest council-owned solar farm

Construction begins on Australia’s biggest council-owned solar farm

Development of Sunshine Coast Council’s 15MW Valdora Solar Farm underway, which will offset all of the council’s energy needs.

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US tax deal 'massive' game changer for solar – and battery storage

US tax deal ‘massive’ game changer for solar – and battery storage

Likely passage of US solar tax credit extension sends solar stocks soaring, as analysts predict game-changing growth that’s likely to take battery storage with it.

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Sunshine Coast upset by ARENA funding rejection for 15MW solar farm

Sunshine Coast upset by ARENA funding rejection for 15MW solar farm

Sunshine Coast Council says ARENA decision not to back its 15MW solar farm ‘beyond belief’, in light of its support of the nearby Barcaldine solar farm.

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US utility-scale solar averaging five cents/kWh, study finds

US utility-scale solar averaging five cents/kWh, study finds

The average contract for large-scale solar energy in US is being negotiated for just $0.05/kWh, according to Berkeley Lab study.

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SunPower targets 1GW solar plants in Chile - 'most attractive region on planet'

SunPower targets 1GW solar plants in Chile – ‘most attractive region on planet’

Phenomenal sunshine and favourable policies take SunPower to Chile, where the US company plans to develop 1GW of PV farms in 5 years.

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Utility-scale solar capacity hits 45GW worldwide, Australia still outside top 20

Utility-scale solar capacity hits 45GW worldwide, Australia still outside top 20

2015 set to be another record year for big solar, with 8GW added so far. Australia, meanwhile, overtakes Portugal to claim 24th spot.

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City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas, with the city’s utility getting more than 1,200MW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh (the cheapest ever).

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Solar Star, largest PV power plant in the world, now operational

Solar Star, largest PV power plant in the world, now operational

579 megawatts on-line in Antelope Valley, built by SunPower and now owned by BHE Renewables

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As California loses hydro resources to drought, large-scale solar fills in

As California loses hydro resources to drought, large-scale solar fills in

New solar generation made up for four-fifths of California’s lost hydro production in 2014.