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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The Generator Operations Series
Read our series of analyses of the detailed operational data from utility-scale renewables on the National Electricity Market (NEM).
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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
NSW regenerative agriculture boosted with solar and storage
Read moreFrom the outset our goal was to co-locate renewable energy with regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration while maintaining sheep production. We also had a clear vision of how we wanted to involve our local community in the Project. Our relationship with Octopus and the CEFC means our commitment to create a more sustainable future for our family farm and positive outcomes for our community has taken an exciting step forward.Dominic OsborneFounder and landowner
Renewable energy green shoots for Gippsland
Read moreGippsland has its roots in the electricity industry, and these projects help the region continue that journey. Through its investments, the CEFC has helped Australia’s renewable energy sector achieve rapid growth in recent years, delivering substantial amounts of clean energy across Australia. This experience will be critical as we develop these renewable energy assets for Gippsland.Sam ReynoldsOctopus Australia Managing Director
Blue Grass Solar Farm targets ultra-low cost solar
Read moreWe’re thrilled to have achieved financial close for the Blue Grass Solar Farm, our largest solar project in Australia and one that strengthens our position in the domestic renewables market where we continue to pursue new growth opportunities. X-ELIO is a global business with a local mindset, and we are committed to enhancing economic and social outcomes in the local communities and regions where we operate.Belinda FanX-ELIO Australia Country Manager
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