Australia is a world leader in solar energy,
whether in large-scale projects or residential and commercial rooftop solar.
However, there is enormous untapped potential, especially when it comes to complex large scale developments. CEFC finance is helping close this gap, with our investments delivering cleaner, lower cost energy as well as substantial regional investment. We work alongside a diverse range of global and Australian investors, bringing the latest technologies and industry experience to these major projects.
Since inception to 30 June 2020, we have committed more than $1.1 billion in large-scale solar projects, with a generating capacity of more than 1.6 GW. When operating at capacity these solar farms will abate some three million tonnes of carbon emissions annually, making an important contribution to Australia’s overall emissions reduction goals.
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Insights from the first wave of large-scale solar projects in Australia
With investment backing from ARENA and the CEFC, we have helped large-scale solar become cost competitive with wind energy and cheaper than new build coal and gas.Read more
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Assessing Australia’s rooftop solar potential
Using two path-breaking datasets, this report takes a top down look at the available roof space and a bottom up look at the generation potential.Read more
Innovative eArc technology powering next wave of Australian solar
Read moreThe efficiency, quality, durability and cost of the eArc panels gives them a competitive edge over similar products on the market. The next frontier is to deliver on their potential to encase the exterior of a building by integrating the technology into construction material.Dr Zhengrong ShiFounder, Sunman
Major solar farm for Victoria uses tech to boost grid, offers new PPA model
Read moreWith our first project in this country, we are excited to be able to contribute to the shift towards renewable energy in Australia and to local development in Victoria … of what will be the largest PV power plant in Victoria and one of Total Eren’s largest solar assets worldwide.David CorchiaTotal Eren
Australia’s largest VPP benefits SA social housing tenants
Read moreTenants are often locked out of the clean energy market because they are unable to install rooftop solar systems on rental properties. The SA VPP is delivering an innovative clean energy solution to Housing SA tenants, drawing on proven and cost-effective technologies. We see VPPs as an increasingly important element of Australia’s low emissions electricity system of the future, supporting the increased integration of our low-cost renewable energy into the grid.Ian LearmonthCEO, CEFC