The renewable energy sector is experiencing unprecedented activity across the country.

There are currently 83 projects that are in construction (or due to start construction soon) in Australia. This is based on projects that have reached financial close and are not yet commissioned.

These projects will deliver over $20 billion in investment, 14,678 MW of new renewable energy capacity and create 13,514 direct jobs. (Information on this page is current as of 5 December 2018)

Number of projects in construction or due to start soon (by state)

State No. of projects
Queensland 27
New South Wales 23
Victoria 19
South Australia 9
Western Australia 3
Tasmania 2

Projects in construction or due to start soon (by technology)

Technology MW Investment (A$m) Jobs
Solar*

9028

11441

8834
Wind*

6561

9533

5030

*Both totals include projects with combined wind and solar technologies. 

This is on top of 34 projects that have already been completed in 2018.

Summary of projects that have reached financial close and been completed by year

Please note that data is based on information we have been able to source. Data is not always available for every project. 

Technology 2017 2018
Projects that reached financial close
Number of projects 47 25
Investment (A$m) $8.9b $6.4b
MW 5160 6758
Jobs created 6174 4534
Projects completed (commissioned)
Number of projects 13 34
Investment (A$m) $1.9b $4.3b
MW 820 2290
Jobs created 1000 4244

 

Projects completed (commissioned) in 2018

Tech

State

Owner

Project

MW

Investment (A$m)

Jobs

Solar

QLD

Conergy – Lakeland Solar & Storage P/L

Lakeland Solar & Storage Project

13.0

42.5

60

Wind

VIC

Windlab

Kiata Wind Farm

31.0

77.0

100

Solar

WA

APA Group

Emu Downs Solar Farm

20.0

47.2

100

Solar

NSW

New Gullen Range Wind Farm

Gullen Range Solar Farm

10.0

26.0

70

Solar

QLD

Genex

Kidston Solar Project - Stage 1

50.0

126.0

100

Solar

VIC

Wirsol Energy and Edify Energy

Gannawarra Solar Farm - Stage 1

60.0

100.0

50

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Parkes Solar Farm

66.0

114.0

80

Solar

QLD

FRV

Clare Solar Farm

100.0

190.0

200

Solar

QLD

Sun Metals

Sun Metals Solar Farm

125.0

199.0

250

Wind

QLD

RATCH

Mt Emerald Wind Farm

181.0

380.0

150

Solar

SA

SSE Australia

Whyalla Solar Farm - Stage 1

6.0

 

20

Solar

QLD

Ydot Projects

Dunblane Solar Farm

11.0

 

 

Solar

SA

Renew Power Group

Peterborough Solar Farm

5.0

9.5

40

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar

Longreach Solar Farm

15.0

31.0

30

Solar

QLD

RATCH

Collinsville Solar Farm

59.0

100.0

120

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Whitsunday Solar Farm

69.0

122.4

200

Bioenergy

QLD

MSF Sugar

Tableland Sugar Mill

24.0

75.0

80

Wind

VIC

Pacific Hydro

Yaloak South Wind Farm

29.0

130.0

 

Wind

VIC

Acciona

Mt Gellibrand - Stage 1

138.0

258.0

125

Wind

NSW

Partners Group and CWP Renewables

Sapphire Wind Farm

270.0

588.0

200

Wind

VIC

Tilt Renewables

Salt Creek Wind Farm

54.0

100.0

100

Wind

VIC

BayWa r.e.

Maroona Wind Farm

7.0

 

 

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Griffith Solar Farm

36.0

230.0

250

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Dubbo Solar Farm

29.0

55.6

165

Wind

NSW

Infigen Energy

Bodangora Wind Farm

113.0

236.0

120

Solar

VIC

Impact Investment Group/Australian Solar Group

Swan Hill Solar Farm

19.0

36.0

59

Solar

QLD

APA Group

Darling Downs Solar Farm

138.0

217.0

200

Wind

SA

Engie

Willogoleche Wind Farm

119.0

250.0

 

Solar

VIC

Foresight Solar

Bannerton Solar Farm

110.0

98.0

 

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Hamilton Solar Farm

69.0

138.0

325

Solar

WA

Carnegie/Lend Lease

Northam Solar Farm

10.0

20.0

30

Solar

VIC

Wirsol

Wemen Solar Farm

110.0

110.0

600

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar & Scouller Energy

Normanton Solar Farm

5.0

14.0

20

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Coleambally Solar Farm

189.0

200.0

400

 

Projects in construction or due to start soon

Tech

State

Owner

Project

MW

Investment (A$m)

Jobs

Wind

TAS

Palisade Investment Partners

Granville Harbour Wind Farm

112.0

280.0

208

Wind

SA

Nexif Energy

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

212.0

450.0

110

Wind

VIC

Pacific Hydro

Crowlands Wind Farm

80.0

80.0

150

Hybrid

NSW

Pamada

Kyoto Energy Park

113.0

190.0

 

Wind

VIC

Goldwind

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

530.0

700.0

300

Wind

VIC

Westwind Energy

Lal Lal Wind Farm

220.0

400.0

200

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar

Oakey Solar Farm - Stage 2

70.0

110.0

200

Solar

QLD

ESCO Pacific

Childers Solar Farm

120.0

210.0

240

Solar

VIC

Flow Power/Total Eren

Kiamal Solar Farm - Stage 1

200.0

300.0

 

Solar

QLD

Terrain Solar

Warwick Solar Farm

64.0

125.0

100

Solar

QLD

ESCO Pacific

Susan River Solar Farm

100.0

175.0

300

Solar

QLD

Simtec Zen / Wirsol

Clermont Solar Farm

89.0

180.0

150

Solar

NSW

Innogy

Hillston Solar Farm

115.0

470.0

 

Solar

NSW

Elliott Green Power

Nevertire Solar Farm

132.0

 

 

Solar

QLD

Elliott Green Power

Susan River Solar Farm

98.0

175.0

150

Wind

VIC

Neoen

Bulgana Green Hub

194.0

350.0

1300

Wind

VIC

Goldwind

Moorabool Wind Farm

321.0

600.0

300

Wind

VIC

BayWa r.e./Future Energy

Yawong Wind Farm

7.2

 

15

Solar

NSW

Terrain Solar

Molong Solar Farm

25.0

29.0

100

Solar

WA

Westgen

Byford Solar Farm

30.0

70.0

200

Solar

NSW

Renew Estate

Springdale Solar Farm

120.0

150.0

 

Solar

NSW

Renew Estate

Bomen Solar Farm

120.0

164.0

 

Solar

QLD

Renew Estate

Yarwun Solar Farm

32.0

50

200

Solar

QLD

Pacific Hydro

Haughton Solar Farm

500.0

1200.0

250

Solar

WA

Bright Energy Investments

Greenough River Solar Farm - Stage 2

30.0

60.0

100

Wind

VIC

RES Australia

Murra Warra Wind Farm

429.0

200.0

150

Solar

QLD

Risen Energy

Yarranlea Solar Farm

121.0

240.0

200

Solar

QLD

Adani

Rugby Run Solar Farm - Stage 1

65.0

100.0

175

Solar

SA

Adani

Whyalla Solar Farm

140.0

200.0

150

Solar

NSW

Innogy

Limondale Solar Farm

349.0

150.0

200

Wind

NSW

CWP Renewables

Crudine Ridge Wind Farm

135.0

38.0

240

Wind

TAS

Goldwind Australia

Cattle Hill Wind Farm

150.0

300.0

150

Solar

WA

 

Northam Solar Farm

10.0

17.0

30

Wind

VIC

BayWa r.e.

Timboon West Wind Farm

7.2

 

 

Wind

VIC

Acciona

Mortlake South Wind Farm

157.5

288.0

100

Solar

QLD

Eco Energy World / Impact Investment Group

Chinchilla Solar Farm

100.0

32.0

150

Solar

QLD

Eco Energy World / Impact Investment Group

Brigalow Solar Farm

34.5

38.0

 

Solar

QLD

Lighthouse Solar

Emerald Solar Park

72.0

110.0

200

Wind

QLD

AGL/PARF

Coopers Gap Wind Farm

453.0

850.0

200

Solar

SA

Enel Green Power and DIF (Dutch Infrastructure Fund)

Bungala Solar Project

220.0

450.0

350

Solar

NSW

ARENA

White Rock Solar Farm

20.0

44.5

75

Solar

QLD

Lighthouse Solar

Hughenden Solar Farm

20.0

34.1

100

Solar

NSW

First Solar

Manildra Solar Farm

56.0

109.3

 

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar

Oakey Solar Farm - Stage 1

25.0

56.0

50

Wind

NSW

Global Power Generation Australia/

Crookwell Wind Farm - Stage 2

91.0

200.0

80

Wind

QLD

Windlab and Erusus Energy

Kennedy Energy Park - Wind

43.5

104.4

87

Solar

QLD

Windlab and Erusus Energy

Kennedy Energy Park - Solar

15.0

36.0

30

Wind

NSW

PARF

Silverton Wind Farm

200.0

460.0

150

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Hayman Solar Farm

50.0

79.0

100

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Daydream Solar Farm

150.0

236.0

300

Solar

QLD

FRV

Lilyvale Solar Farm

100.0

400.0

200

Solar

SA

Snowy Hydro

Tailem Bend Solar Farm

100.0

200.0

200

Solar

VIC

BayWa r.e.

Yatpool Solar Park

112.0

500.0

200

Solar

VIC

BayWa r.e.

Iraak Solar Farm

112.0

100.0

 

Solar QLD Eco Energy World Armamara Solar Farm 140 280  

Wind

QLD

Pacific Hydro/Lacour Energy

Clarke Creek Wind Farm

877.5

1000.0

240

Hybrid

QLD

Pacific Hydro/Lacour Energy

Clarke Creek  Solar Farm

350.0

500.0

150

Wind

NSW

Goldwind

White Rock Wind Farm - Stage 2

202.0

0.0

0

Solar

SA

Alt Energy

Solar River Project - Stage 1

220.0

465.0

1150

Solar

SA

Alt Energy

Solar River Project - Stage 2

200.0

0.0

0

Solar

NSW

ESCO Pacific

Finley Solar Farm

175.0

220.0

200

Hybrid

NSW

CWP Renewables

Sapphire Renewable Energy Hub (Solar and Storage [wind farm separated above])

170.0

220.0

200

Hybrid

SA

Infigen Energy

Lake Bonney Battery Energy Storage System - Stage 1 and 2

278.5

38.0

 

Solar

NSW

Maoneng

Sunraysia Solar Storage Facility

200.0

275.0

250

Solar

VIC

Neoen

Numurkah Solar Farm

128.0

198.0

141

Solar

NSW

First Solar

Beryl Solar Farm

87.0

187.0

150

Solar

QLD

Renew Estate

Rodds Bay Solar Farm

300.0

350.0

300

Wind

NSW

Goldwind Australia

Coppabella Wind Farm

295.0

650.0

 

Solar

VIC

Grey Box Energy

Cohuna Solar Farm

37.0

200.0

38

Solar

VIC

Grey Box Energy

Carwarp Solar Farm

121.6

169.0

340

Solar

VIC

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

Winton Solar Farm

98.8

 

150

Wind

VIC

Union Fenosa

Berrybank Wind Farm

277.0

525.0

150

Wind

VIC

Tilt Renewables

Dundonnell Wind Farm

336.0

560.0

300

Wind

NSW

Tilt Renewables

Rye Park Wind Farm

320.0

550.0

250

Solar

NT

Epuron

Katherine Solar Farm

25.0

40.0

100

Solar

NSW

Clenenergy

Metz Solar Farm

115.0

 

 

Solar

NSW

FRV

Goonumbla Solar Farm

70.0

130.0

150

Solar

NSW

Ironbark Energy

Gunnedah Solar Farm

165.0

90.0

75

Solar

QLD

Sunshine Energy Australia

Harlin Solar Farm

1500.0

 

200

Solar

NSW

Canadian Solar/Photon Energy/Polpo Investments

Maryvale Solar Farm

160.0

 

 

Solar

SA

Lyon Group

Riverland Solar Farm and Storage

330.0

700.0

270

Solar

SA

Lyon Group

Kingfisher Solar Storage

120.0

350.0

 

Solar

VIC

BayWa r.e.

Ouyen Solar Farm

10.0

14.2

 

Solar QLD Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific Ross River Solar Farm 148 225 270

 

We track public announcements to collate this data so it may not be complete. If you have any information or projects to add please send information to JTwymanMills@cleanenergycouncil.org.au.