Australia

22 proposals shortlisted as part of Australian Government's large-scale solar funding program

THE Australian Government last week said its $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 been shortlisted and invited to submit full applications for consideration.

A solar farm in Windorah, Queensland
Above: A solar farm in Windorah, Queensland / by Aaronazz.

The 22 EOIs are seeking $332 million for projects totalling $1.68 billion to deploy large-scale solar farms in Queensland (10), New South Wales (8), Victoria (2), South Australia (1) and Western Australia (1).

More information is available from the Australian Government's Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) website at <http://arena.gov.au/programmes/advancing-renewables-programme/large-scale-solar-pv/>.

Photo: A solar farm in Windorah, Queensland / 'Windorah's Solar Farm dishes taken from the roadside (Diamantina Developmental Road) on a hot summer day' / Aaronazz / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0.

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