This brochure provides an overview of the 12 new ARENA-funded grid-connected large scale solar farms across Australia, and knowledge sharing priorities from these projects.
ARENA is excited to work with the large scale solar PV projects that we fund to share data that will increase the price transparency of large scale solar as well as lessons learnt from construction and operation. Sharing data and knowledge can increase efficiency, reduce risk, and drive further cost reductions in large scale solar.
The grant ask for new solar plants has fallen from $1.60 per watt in 2014 to just 19c per watt two years later. This trend means Australian utility scale solar projects are now being announced with no government grant support at all.