48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm reaches financial close

First Solar announced that the 48.5MW Manildra Solar Farm located one kilometer east of Manildra in regional NSW has reached financial close. The ARENA-backed project, which will utilize approximately 466,000 First Solar thin-film photovoltaic [...]

Genex breaks ground on $126m Kidston Solar Project

Construction has commenced on Genex Power’s Kidston Solar Project based around the former Kidston mine, some 270 kilometres north-west of Townsville in far north Queensland. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht, who was joined at the groundbreaking [...]

Genex secures financial close for its Kidston Solar Project

Genex Power Limited has secured the necessary funding to finance the construction of its 50MW Kidston Solar Project in North Queensland. The company has secured a A$110 million debt package, as well as a $8.85 million grant from ARENA as part [...]

ARENA announces support for 12 new solar projects

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will support the construction of 12 new large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants as part of its multi-million dollar large-scale solar round. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the funding would [...]

ARENA bridge funding shows cost of big solar projects is shrinking

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) announced that it received 20 eligible applications for its large-scale solar PV competitive funding round which closed last week. ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht said the agency’s program to [...]

Large-scale solar to power Queensland town of Barcaldine

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is providing $22.8 million support towards the construction of a new big solar farm at the historic sheep and cattle grazing town of Barcaldine in Queensland near the Barcaldine Gas Power Plant.  The [...]

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