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This Week in Solar: SA’s 10gw Wind and Solar in Pipeline, Hyundai’s Solar Car, Australia to Exceed 2020 RET

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1. South Australia has 10GW wind and solar in pipeline as it heads to 100% renewables

South Australia’s conservative Liberal government has boasted that it has 10GW of large scale wind and solar projects now in the development pipeline, propelling the state towards its anticipated milestone of “net” 100 per cent renewables by 2030.

2. Hyundai enters the solar car race with new Sonata

Hyundai has unveiled its new hybrid, the Hyundai Sonata, complete with integrated solar cells. The Sonata’s unveiling joins Toyota and Lightyear in integrating solar PV wth EVs.

3. New solar guidelines in Victoria look to ease transmission strain

The Victorian Government has developed new guidelines in an effort to better direct the location, design and assessment of large-scale solar projects in Victoria. The new guidelines are an attempt to ensure future large-scale solar PV projects are more easily accessible to the electricity transmission network.

4. ‘Just a matter of when’: the $20bn plan to power Singapore with Australian solar

Ambitious export plan could generate billions and make Australia the centre of low-cost energy in a future zero-carbon world.

5. Clean Energy Regulator tips Australia to exceed 2020 RET by a “substantial margin”

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) released its 2018 Administrative Report on Thursday, and not only does it predict that Australia will easily meet its 2020 Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (RET), but that the target will be exceeded substantially.

6. Fourth huge solar and battery project approved for South Australia

Yet another large-scale solar and storage project has been given the green light for development in South Australia, with the state government granting approval to the 280MW Bungama project proposed by EPS Energy.

7. Queensland shortlists 10 renewable projects for CleanCo’s reverse auction

The Queensland government’s reverse auction got a step closer with the announcement of 10 shortlisted renewable energy proponents as it seeks to bring up another 400 MW of solar and wind energy and battery storage into the market.


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