Large-scale PV Picks Up

As the calendar year closes there are some exciting projects to turn heads.

The Bungala solar farm, near Port Augusta in South Australia, is presently producing to the grid in small amounts and is in process of completing the second stage to bring it up to 220MW capacity. It will, for a brief time, be the biggest such PV plant in all Australia. German giant SMA is seeing to the inverters with their top-class Sunny Central.

Sunraysia at 255MW or Limondale at 349MWp, both in New South Wales, will race each other to overtake it in that respect. UK billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's 280MW project at Cultana South Australia will leave it in the shade as well.

Then there is Kiamal in Victoria, already under construction and set to tally to 350MW. 9 days out from the local election, Labour has also upped their commitment to a 50% Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) by 2030.

If the outlook is on point nationally, it is even better for the world broadly. The International Energy Agency's latest World Energy Outlook has reemphasised that solar is absolutely blitzing it globally.

The electricity sector is experiencing its most dramatic transformation since its creation more than a century ago,. . .Of the 870 gigawatts worldwide that are currently under construction or are expected to come online by the end of 2020, almost 60 per cent will use renewables-based technologies. ”

According to REN21 more PV power was introduced all round the world than coal, natural gas and nuclear taken together in 2018. Total solar capacity was brought up by a third to 402GW all told.

And you can add to the numbers to the good! To look into a solar or storage solution for your home or business, be in touch today with a friendly, helpful and informative Astra Solar consultant.

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