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MONTHLY NEWS ROUNDUP

Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sector.

Monthly News Roundup - August 2020

3 September 2020

  • NSW to fund four new big battery projects 
  • Queensland Government announces investment in three renewable energy ‘corridors’ 
  • Western Sydney green hydrogen plant gets accelerated planning tick 
  • PPA-linked 120 MW solar park goes online in Australia 
  • FRV’s Goonumbla solar farm completed in NSW, to supply Snowy Hydro 
  • Goldwind considers green fuels for hybrid gas-battery plant
  • Solar panel and battery system recycling targeted in NSW grant round
  • New England big battery awarded $12.5 million state government grant 

Monthly News Roundup - June 2020

30 June 2020

  • NSW first renewable energy zone attracts 27 GW of solar, wind and battery proposals
  • New 3.6 GW PV-powered hydrogen project announced in Australia
  • First section of massive Moorabool wind farm completed in Victoria
  • Australia approves 720 MW solar farm with massive battery
  • Queensland adds $23m renewables training centre to Covid-19 stimulus
  • Huge 720MW solar farm and very big battery approved for connection to NSW grid

Monthly News Roundup - May 2020

29 May 2020

  • Suntech’s 9.4MW Robinvale solar farm completed in Victoria
  • Huge Uungula wind project edges closer in NSW renewable energy zone
  • Victoria’s Cohuna solar farm complete, joins queue for commissioning
  • Juwi to build renewable energy hub in regional Western Australia
  • Gransolar Group to build Molong Solar Farm in NSW
  • NSW seeks expressions of interest for 3 GW renewable energy zone

Monthly News Roundup - April 2020

5 May 2020

  • ARENA backs New England pumped hydro study
  • Renewable energy jobs in Australia surge to record levels
  • Australia renewables hit 50% of main grid’s net demand on Easter Saturday
  • NSW amends planning laws to pave way for standalone big battery projects
  • First turbines installed at 110MW Biala wind farm in NSW

Monthly News Roundup - March 2020

30 March 2020

  • Acciona to build huge 1GW wind farm in Queensland after landing CleanCo deal
  • Climate policy done right: Tasmania sets 200% RE target by 2040
  • Canadian Solar inks new Australian PPA with Amazon for output of NSW solar farm
  • ARENA funds QLD hydrogen demonstration plant

Monthly News Roundup - February 2020

29 February 2020

  • UNSW receives $3 million towards energy storage research
  • City of Adelaide inks deal to go 100% renewable from July 2020
  • Tasmania’s Granville Harbour wind farm now sending power to the grid
  • University of Queensland team makes solar technology breakthrough
  • Solar and battery “community renewables park” planned for Orange, NSW
  • Wagga Wagga goes solar
  • Clean Energy Council awards Women in Renewables grant
  • Energy storage research hub launched at UNSW
  • Blacktown City Council commits to 100% renewable energy

Monthly News Roundup - January 2020

31 January 2020

  • The world will add 142 GW of new solar this year
  • Yarranlea solar farm joins the grid in Queensland
  • The ACT is now running on 100 renewable electricity
  • Australia poised for record large-scale PV rollout in 2020
  • Renewable hydrogen costs could halve by 2030, beating “unabated” fossil fuels
  • New giant battery creates base for more renewables in Queensland
Monthly News Roundup - December 2019
6 January 2020
  • The University of Wollongong sets benchmark for sustainable buildings in Australia 
  • ARENA and CEFC to kick-start Australia’s ‘clean’ hydrogen industry  
  • Most consumers want companies to target 100 per cent renewable energy
  • NSW’s first ultra-rapid EV charging station 
  • SolarReserve and Aurora Project acquisition 
  • ARENA boots Sustainable Australia fund, more renewables access for small businesses

Monthly News Roundup - November 2019

26 November 2019

  • Spread the sun: CEC guides benefit sharing of renewable projects
  • Federal Government hands $1 billion to Clean Energy Finance Corporation to boost power grid reliability
  • Free solar system installations for eligible NSW households
  • Highest power prices at night mooted to ease peak-time demand
  • Electric or hydrogen — which will win the clean car race?
  • NSW announces 3,000MW renewable energy zone, and energy security target
  • NSW between a lump of coal and a hard place
  • Business demand is helping drive the energy transition to wind and solar