Time frames

Week commencing 


Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced large-scale solar PV competitive round.


Projects and project proponents submitted proposals for ARENA large scale solar PV competitive round and Solar 150 Letter of Endorsement.


Letters of Endorsement issued to 34 project proponents with sites identified in Queensland.

Q1 2016

Draft financial support agreement for proponent consultation.

Final contract strike price released to shortlisted project proponents.


ARENA selects 22 projects (10 projects with sites in Queensland) to proceed to the full application phase.

Q2 2016

Consultation on draft financial support agreement closes.

Q2 2016

Solar 150 financial support agreement issued to project proponents shortlisted to submit an ARENA full application, pending announcement of the successful ARENA projects.

How the process works

The Solar 150 initiative is conducted in collaboration with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), to leverage the skills and resources of Queensland and the Commonwealth in supporting renewable energy projects.

Solar 150 provides financial support to project proponents that have participated in, and are successful under the ARENA large-scale solar PV – competitive round and are proposed for construction and operation in Queensland. We will support up to 150 MW of projects by way of a long term contract for difference.

Find out more

If you require further information about the Solar 150 project, please email largescalesolar@dnrme.qld.gov.au.

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