The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has selected 12 projects for funding in its large-scale solar round. The projects are set to unlock almost $1 billion of commercial investment.
The chosen project will be constructed in Queensland (6), New South Wales (5) and Western Australia (1) and are expected to triple Australia's large-scale solar capacity from 240 megawatt (MW) to 720 MW.
The funded projects are:
Darling Downs Solar Farm (Origin Energy) - $20 million for a 110 MW project at Dalby, QLD;
Whitsunday Solar Farm (Edify Energy with Solar Choice) - $9.5 million for a 58.1 MW project at Collinsville, QLD;
Parkes Solar Farm (Neoen Australia) - $7.5 million for a 50.6 MW project at Parkes, NSW;
Kidston Solar Farm (Genex Power) - 8.9 million for a 50.0 MW project at Kidston, QLD;
Manildra Solar Farm (Manildra Solar Farm) - $10.9 million for a 42.5 million project at Manildra, NSW;
Collinsville Solar Power Station (RATCH Australia Corporation) $9.5 million for a 42 MW project at Collinsville, QLD;
Griffith Solar Farm (Neoen Australia) - $5.0 million for a 25.0 MW project at Griffith, NSW;
Oakey Solar Farm (Canadian Solar -Australia) - $2.2 million for a 25.0 MW project at Oakey, QLD;
Dubbo Solar Farm (Neoen Australia) - $5.5 million for a 24.2 MW project at Dubbo, NSW;
Emu Downs Solar Farm (APT Pipeline - APA Group) - $5.5 million for a 20 MW project at Cervantes, WA;
White Rock Solar Farm (Goldwind Australia) - $6.0 million for a 20.0 MW project at Glen Innes, NSW;
Longreach Solar Farm (Canadian Solar - Australia) - $1.3 million for a 15 MW project at Longreach, QLD.