Big battery investment in Australia hits all-time high

Investment in large-scale energy storage projects in Australia reached a record high in the second quarter of 2023.

The Clean Energy Council’s Renewable Projects Quarterly Report (PDF, 1.92 MB) showed 6 energy storage and hybrid projects worth A$2 billion reached investment stage in Q2 2023. This is the first time Australian storage projects have broken the billion-dollar barrier in a single quarter.

These 6 energy storage projects will add 3,802 MWh to Australia’s storage capacity.

In Q2 2023, the report also showed: 

  • 2 storage projects started construction
  • 4 storage projects reached the final commissioning stage.

Some notable big battery projects in Australia include:

The report also details solar energy generation projects in Q2:

  • 4 projects reached investment stage
  • 4 projects started construction
  • 5 projects reached the final commissioning stage.
A number of big batteries in storage containers sit in front of high tension power transmission lines concept

More investment opportunities in Australian renewables

There is significant potential for both renewable investment and broader green economy investment in Australia, thanks to growth in government funding, abundant natural resources, and Australia’s ability to develop solutions for global supply chains.

The Australian Government committed record funding of almost A$25 billion to clean energy spending, backing its net zero commitment by 2050. This includes funding for projects that unlock opportunities for clean energy and renewables investors.

Find out more about Australia’s energy and resources sector.

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