Consortium of 13 water corporations forge major renewable energy off-take deal that will supply between 20-50% of each of their total electricity needs, and lower water bills for consumers.
Westpac becomes 4th Australian company – 3rd major bank – to sign up to global RE100 movement, starting with major solar offtake deal with 120MW Bomen Solar Farm.
Works begin on University of Queensland-owned solar farm that will make UQ world’s first major university to offset 100% of its electricity through its own renewables assets.
Booming national markets – including Australia’s – helped deliver nearly 100GW of new PV installations in 2018, and took the global total past the 500GW mark.
The irony. Adani, fighting protests over its huge Queensland coal mine, opposes Gupta solar farm in South Australia because of concerns about grass wrens and thornbills.
Australia’s booming rooftop solar market on track to deliver more than 2GW of capacity in 2019, and enough to replace Liddell coal plant by its closing date of 2022.
Solar developers slam Queensland government rule restricting panel installation to licensed electricians as “absurd,” and warn it will kill many big solar projects.
Queensland confirms solar panel installation on projects over 100kW will be restricted to licensed electricians. Industry says new rules are “daft”, and potentially devastating.
Australian arm of global oil major firms plans to build 120MW solar farm in Queensland, and says its partly owned Sonnen has sold 3,000 battery units in Australia.
What a year 2018 has been for solar PV in Australia! Here are nine reasons to celebrate solar as we head into what may well be another record-braking year for photovoltaics.