Foresight Solar Fund completes acquisition of three solar farms in Australia totalling 117 MW

UK-based renewable investment firm Foresight Solar Fund announced this week the completion of the acquisition of the Canadian Solar portfolio consisting of three construction stage assets in Queensland, Australia, representing 117MW of peak capacity once installed.

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ReNu Energy secures $1.4m loan for Amaroo Solar PV Project

Queensland-based renewable energy company ReNu Energy announced on November 7 the execution of a secured loan agreement for $1.4 million to fund the remaining acquisition costs of the Amaroo Solar PV Project.

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Decmil signs $275 million MoU to build 250MW Sunraysia solar PV project in Australia

Australian construction and engineering firm Decmil Group announced today  that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Maoneng Australia for its 250MW Sunraysia Solar PV project located near Balranald in New South Wales.

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Elecnor secures €117.4 million EPC contract to build Australia’s largest solar PV farm

Spanish industrial group Elecnor announced this week that it has been awarded a AUD 173 million (EUR 117.4 million) turnkey (EPC) contract for the second phase of the Bungala Solar PV project. The contract for the 137 MWp Bungala Two facility follows the award to Elecnor last April of the contract for the Bungala One plant. This latest contract win establishes Elecnor as the leading player in the Australian solar PV market.

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UNSW team achieves world’s highest efficiency using CZTS thin-film solar cells

The promise of ‘zero-energy’ buildings – which generate as much power as they consume – has been held back by two hurdles: the cost of the thin-film solar cells (used in façades, roofs and windows), and the fact they’re made from scarce, and highly toxic, materials.

That’s about to change: a team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, led by Dr Xiaojing Hao of the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics at the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, have achieved the world’s highest efficiency rating for a full-sized thin-film solar cell using a competing thin-film technology, known as CZTS.

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