Largest solar farms in Southern Hemisphere powering 50,000 Australian homes

The Government’s investment in renewable energy innovation today culminated in the official opening of the nation’s two largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plants in Nyngan and Broken Hill. “The 102 MW Nyngan and 53 MW Broken Hill solar plants have more than doubled Australia’s large-scale solar capacity and can generate enough electricity to power 50,000 average…

Government’s large-scale solar funding initiative receives big response

The Turnbull Government’s $350 million commitment for new large-scale solar projects has generated significant interest in the sector with high-quality proposals now set to advance to the next stage. Twenty-two (22) eligible expressions of interest (EOIs) received by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) for its $100 million large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) competitive round have…

Australian Government supports new initiative to help turn plant waste into clean power

Australia’s bioenergy and agriculture industries are set to benefit from the development of a new national database of biomass resources, with support from the Turnbull Government. Bioenergy and biofuels are created from biomass ‘feedstock’ such as waste vegetable oil and woodchips. Waste biomass left over from farming and agricultural processes is ideal for bioenergy feedstock,…