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Jul 29, 2021
Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Acciona Energia has received a key approval to take its $550 million Aldoga Solar Farm project near Gladstone forward. The State Government has approved the application for a Material Change of Use for the solar PV farm and grid connection assets at the site. Acciona said this approval covered the area approved for development two… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Hybrid solar battery project kicks off near Dalby

Hybrid solar battery project kicks off near Dalby

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures has started construction near Dalby on its first Australian hybrid solar battery project. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility will feature 2.4 MWac of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation panels and a 2.5 MWac/5 MWh energy storage system which, once completed, will be one of the first co-located PV and BESS system greenfield developments in Australia. The p...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… ...

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May 06, 2021
Towers up for Columboola solar farm

Towers up for Columboola solar farm

Powerlink has finished building eight transmission towers to connect the new Columboola solar farm, north-east of Miles, to the grid. Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said the organisation was constructing 2km of transmission line and completing works at its Columboola substation as part of the renewable energy project.   “Assembling the transmission towers was no… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… ...

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Mar 15, 2021
Solar firm plans $500m CQ hydrogen project

Solar firm plans $500m CQ hydrogen project

International solar firm Eco Energy World has announced plans for a $500 million green hydrogen and solar PV development in Raglan near Gladstone. EEW was already planning a 300MW solar farm at Raglan and now aims to combine the PV plant with a project to produce renewable energy for green hydrogen production, developing a 200MW… ...

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Feb 05, 2021
Ensham mine in solar farm proposal

Ensham mine in solar farm proposal

Idemitsu Australia Resources has submitted a development application for a 90MW solar farm to power operations at the Ensham mine, outside Emerald. The company said the proposed solar farm would be developed in three stages on land owned by Idemitsu adjacent to the coal mine. The solar farm project would create up to 150 jobs… ...

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Jan 18, 2021
Renewables job bonanza up for grabs says solar group

Renewables job bonanza up for grabs says solar group

Fast-tracking the transition to renewable energy could create an extra 22,000 construction and installation job years in Queensland by 2030 compared with business as usual, according to community group Solar Citizens. The group says its newly released report demonstrates the jobs that could be created in small and large-scale solar, wind and household batteries if… ...

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Dec 03, 2020
X-ELIO kicks off Blue Grass solar construction

X-ELIO kicks off Blue Grass solar construction

X-ELIO is ready to begin construction of its $200 million Blue Grass Solar Farm from this month, creating up to 400 jobs. The company said it had secured the regulatory and financial approvals to kick-off work on the 200MW project, located 14km from Chinchilla in the Western Downs region. Global solar specialist GRS has been… ...

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