The Australian renewable energy industry is currently going through a period of unprecedented growth. The projects that have been built or are currently under construction are creating significant job and investment opportunities for local people and businesses. The Clean Energy Council has profiled a number of these projects, focusing on the benefits that they are bringing to local communities.

Good for the community, good for business

How can you make a meaningful impact to a local community for a construction project that is less than 12 months from start to finish? That is the question Beon Energy Solutions’ (Beon) management team asked themselves before starting construction on the 112 MW Karadoc Solar Farm, located 35 km south of Mildura in Victoria. Read more.

Helping country kids get to Uni

This is the second article written by the Australian Wind Alliance in the lead up to Wind Farm Open Day 2018. Peter Coy owns the land that Tilt Renewables operate their Salt Creek Wind Farm on and in partnership with the Tilt have set up the Salt Creek Charitable Trust that will assist local kids get to University or TAFE. Read more.

Come for the wind stay for the community 

Ahead of Wind Farm Open Day 2018, Andrew Bray from the Australian Wind Alliance caught up with a couple of community stakeholders from wind farms paricipating in Open Day to find out about what they get out of living near wind farms. This first article is an interview with Gill Shephard who is a resident of Tarago near Infigen Energy's Woodlawn Wind Farm. Read more.

Goldwind Australia’s presence a breath of fresh air for local community in regional New South Wales

During the construction of the White Rock Wind Farm, Goldwind Australia has placed a strong focus on proactively sharing information and promoting the benefits of the project to the local community. Read more.

Neoen charging forward with the world’s biggest battery

Neoen’s partnership with Tesla to build the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia has enabled the company to have a significant positive impact on the local community. Read more.

Community spirit drives ACCIONA forward

ACCIONA’s Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm highlights the importance of community engagement when developing a renewable energy project. Read more.

Canadian Solar shows how renewables can create a brighter future for regional communities

Three solar projects currently being built in rural Queensland highlight the fantastic benefits that renewable energy can bring to regional communities. Read more.

Genex Power's renewable energy hub the gold standard for innovative renewable energy projects

Located 270 km north-west of Townsville, Kidston was once home to the largest open-cut gold mine in Australia. The mine’s closure in 2001 decimated the small town’s population, but Genex’s renewable energy hub promises to bring much-needed jobs to the region. Read more.