NSW government delivers early Christmas present to Barnaby Joyce, with plans for a new solar farm and big battery in his New England electorate approved for construction.
Biggest solar project in NSW approved by planning commission, despite resident concerns of heat islands and glare and council’s fear of “batteries melting down like nuclear”.
Solar and wind projects in NSW and Victoria warned of further constraints after modelling by Transgrid discovered new risk of “voltage collapse” in region.
New draft rules could prevent wind and solar projects from reducing output, as the AEMC seeks to see renewables act more like coal and gas in the market.
Origin Energy has submitted plans to build a two-stage, 300MW solar and battery storage project near Morgan in the Riverland Region of South Australia.
The 200MW Wellington solar farm in central NSW has started sending small amounts of power to the grid.
Steel giant BlueScope to invest $20m in pivot towards local manufacturing of wind and solar components, anticipating a surge of demand in NSW.
International renewables developer announces acquisition of 115MW Metz solar farm, set for construction in the New South Wales New England region.
European Energy gets green light to develop northern Europe’s largest solar farm, a 300MW project set for the municipality of Aabenraa.
Some surprises, and some solar industry originals, feature among the best performing solar farms in Australia in October.