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Tag: "large scale solar"

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Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline

Australia has 35GW of solar farms in development pipeline

After a record 2017, there is now more than 1900MW of solar PV farms under construction across Australia, and 35GW in various stages of development.

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Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW "in coming weeks"

Two new big solar farms to begin construction in NSW “in coming weeks”

Developers confirm works set to begin on first of two new solar farms in NSW, totalling more than 460MW of large-scale PV capacity.

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Queensland now matches NSW with nine solar farms connected to grid

Queensland now matches NSW with nine solar farms connected to grid

Another 110MW solar farm joins the grid in Queensland, taking that state’s total to nine, and matching NSW and the ACT.

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Australia solar costs hit "extraordinary" new lows – $50s/MWh

Australia solar costs hit “extraordinary” new lows – $50s/MWh

ARENA says Australia utility-scale solar prices has plunged to “somewhere in the $50s” today, while BNEF says China module surplus could lower prices further in Australia by end of the year.

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Queensland's biggest solar farm starts generating to grid

Queensland’s biggest solar farm starts generating to grid

Sun Metals solar farm – which led the way for corporate Australia to source their own renewable energy needs – switched on in Queensland.

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RES plans 176MW solar and battery plant near Adelaide

RES plans 176MW solar and battery plant near Adelaide

RES Australia proposes 176MW solar farm plus lithium-ion battery bank for Pallamana, 60km south-east of Adelaide.

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Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Massive 1.5GW solar plant proposed for south-east Queensland

Queensland Somerset Regional Council receives application for 1.5GW solar PV farm, with two substations and provision for battery storage.

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Big solar boom kicks off in SA with completion of 6MW Whyalla project

Big solar boom kicks off in SA with completion of 6MW Whyalla project

South Australia’s first completed utility-scale PV project officially opens next week, marking the start of a big solar construction boom in the state.

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Graph of the Day: Queensland's biggest solar farm powers up

Graph of the Day: Queensland’s biggest solar farm powers up

The first 50MW of Genex Power’s Kidston solar and “giant water battery” project has started sending electricity to the grid. Here’s what that looks like.

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Chile solar auction sets new record low for solar PV

Chile solar auction sets new record low for solar PV

Chile energy auction attracts record low bid for solar, with average prices for renewables down 75% since its first auction in 2015.

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Solar farms wrestle with storage costs in Queensland as tender closes

Solar farms wrestle with storage costs in Queensland as tender closes

Solar projects tendering for Queensland government’s 400MW of large-scale renewables contracts will have to add storage to their projects.