ARENA's 12

Last Modified: Thu Apr 20 2017 07:24:42 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 12
    large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) plants are set to be constructed across Australia. These projects have been chosen as part of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) multi-million dollar large-scale solar round and will triple the amount of energy produced from big solar.
  • 480 MW
    planned installed capacity of all plants combined.
  • ?
    of electricity will be generated per year by all the plants combined.
  • 150,000
    approximate number of average Australian households that can be powered each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year.
  • $1.056 billion
    estimated project costs - a boon to local economies and will also unlock commercial investments
  • $91.7 million
    will be available as grant funding from ARENA. Several are seeking debt financing for projects through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s complementary large-scale solar program.
  • 2,300
    direct jobs and thousands more indirect jobs expected to be created.
  • 10%
    of Australia’s 2020 renewable energy target will be met by this new capacity.
  • 6
    plants will be constructed in Queensland (click here for details).
  • 5
    plants will be constructed in New South Wales (click here for details).
  • 1
    plant will be constructed in Western Australia (click here for details).