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

There are currently 42 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 $9.7 billion in investment, 6239 MW of new renewable energy capacity and create 5354 direct jobs. (Information on this page is current as of 12 July 2018)

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

State No. of projects
Queensland 18
New South Wales 7
South Australia 8
Victoria 7
Western Australia 1
Tasmania 1

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

Technology MW Investment (A$m) Jobs
Solar*

3108

4875

3486

Wind*

3302

5251

1968

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

This is on top of 24 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 42 13
Investment (A$m) $8.6b $2.3b
MW 4502 2379
Jobs created 4919 1915
Projects completed (commissioned)
Number of projects 8 24
Investment (A$m) $1.7b $2.9b
MW 751 1366
Jobs created 675 2290

Projects completed (commissioned) in 2018

Tech

State

Owner

Project

MW

Investement (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

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

70

Solar

QLD

Genex

Kidston Solar - Stage 1

50.0

126

100

Solar

VIC

Wirsol Energy and Edify Energy

Gannawarra Solar Farm - Stage 1

60.0

100

50

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Parkes Solar Farm

66.0

114

80

Solar

QLD

FRV

Clare Solar Farm

100.0

190

205

Solar

QLD

Sun Metals

Sun Metals Solar Farm

116.0

155

210

Wind

QLD

RATCH

Mt Emerald Wind Farm

181.0

380

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

4.9

9.5

40

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar

Longreach Solar Farm

15.0

31

30

Solar

QLD

RATCH

Collinsville Solar Farm

42.0

100

120

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Whitsunday Solar Farm

57.5

122.4

200

Bioenergy

QLD

MSF Sugar

Tableland Sugar Mill

24.0

75

80

Wind

VIC

Pacific Hydro

Yaloak South Wind Farm

29.0

130

 

Wind

VIC

Acciona

Mt Gellibrand - Stage 1

138.0

258

125

Wind

NSW

Partners Group and CWP Renewables

Sapphire Wind Farm

270.0

588

200

Wind

VIC

Tilt Renewables

Salt Creek Wind Farm

54.0

100

100

Wind

VIC

Future Energy

Maroona Wind Farm

6.9

   

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Griffith Solar Farm

36

230

250

Solar

NSW

Neoen

Dubbo Solar Farm

25

55.6

 

Projects in construction or due to start soon

Tech

State

Owner

Project

MW  

Investment (A$m)

Jobs

Wind

TAS

Westcoast Wind

Granville Harbour Wind Farm

112

280

208

Wind

SA

Nexif Energy

Lincoln Gap Wind Farm

212

450

110

Wind

SA

Engie

Willogoleche Wind Farm

119

250

 

Wind

VIC

Pacific Hydro

Crowlands Wind Farm

80

80

150

Wind

NSW

Infigen Energy

Bodangora Wind Farm

113

236

120

Solar

WA

Carnegie/Lend Lease

Northam Solar Farm

10

20.0

30

Hybrid

NSW

Pamada

Kyoto Energy Park

113

190

 

Wind

VIC

Goldwind

Stockyard Hill Wind Farm

530

700

300

Wind

VIC

Westwind Energy

Lal Lal Wind Farm

220

400

200

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar & Scouller Energy

Normanton Solar Farm

5

14

20

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar

Oakey Solar Farm - Stage 2

55

110

120

Solar

VIC

Overland Sun Farming / Wirsol (Wemen only)

Wemen Solar Farm

110

110

 

Solar

QLD

ESCO Pacific

Childers Solar Farm

120

210

240

Solar

VIC

Flow Power/Total Eren

Kiamal Solar Farm

200

90

 

Solar

QLD

Terrain Solar

Warwick Solar Farm

64

 

100

Solar

QLD

ESCO Pacific

Susan River Solar Farm

100

175

200

Solar

QLD

Simtec Zen / Wirsol

Clermont Solar Farm

89

 

 

Solar

QLD

Lighthouse Solar

Emerald Solar Park

72

100

150

Wind

QLD

AGL/PARF

Coopers Gap Wind Farm

453

850

200

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Hamilton Solar Farm

57.5

 

 

Solar

SA

Enel Green Power and DIF (Dutch Infrastructure Fund)

Bungala Solar Project

220

450

350

Solar

NSW

ARENA

White Rock Solar Farm

20

44.5

75

Solar

QLD

Lighthouse Solar

Hughenden Solar Farm

20

34.08

36

Solar

NSW

First Solar

Manildra Solar Farm

49

109.3

 

Solar

QLD

Canadian Solar

Oakey Solar Farm - Stage 1

25

56

50

Wind

NSW

Global Power Generation Australia

Crookwell Wind Farm - Stage 2

91

200

80

Solar

QLD

Palisade Investment Partners and ESCO Pacific

Ross River Solar Farm

116

225

150

Hybrid

QLD

Windlab and Erusus Energy

Kennedy Energy Park

58

155

100

Wind

NSW

PARF

Silverton Wind Farm

199

460

150

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Hayman Solar Farm

50

79

100

Solar

QLD

Edify Energy

Daydream Solar Farm

150

236

300

Solar

QLD

FRV

Lilyvale Solar Farm

100

400

200

Solar

SA

Snowy Hydro

Tailem Bend Solar Farm

100

200

200

Solar

VIC

Overland Sun Farming

Yatpool Solar Park

112

500

200

Solar

VIC

Overland Sun Farming

Iraak Solar Farm

112

100

 

Solar

QLD

APA Group

Darling Downs

110

217

200

Wind

QLD

Pacific Hydro/Lacour Energy

Clarke Creek Wind Farm

800

1000

350

Wind

NSW

Goldwind

White Rock Wind Farm - Stage 2

202

 

 

Solar

SA

Alt Energy

Solar River Project - Stage 1

220

 

395

Solar

SA

Alt Energy

Solar River Project - Stage 2

200

 

 

Solar

SA

Lyon Group

Riverland Solar Farm and Storage

330

700

270

Solar

SA

Lyon Group

Kingfisher Solar Storage

120

350

 

 

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.