South Australia is at the global forefront of clean energy generation, successfully transitioning its reliance on fossil fuels to reliable renewable energy with a goal of achieving 100% net renewables by 2030.

In less than 15 years South Australia’s electricity mix has shifted from below 1% renewables to 57% of energy generated by wind and solar, supported by innovative battery storage technologies and gas.

South Australia also benefits from some of the lowest wholesale electricity prices in Australia, and has become a net energy exporter.

South Australia is one of few places in the world able to meet its total energy demands using renewable energy.

Graph - Annual VRE share and corresponding system integration phase in selected countries / regions

South Australia boasts:

  • One in three homes with rooftop solar, generating more than 1 kilowatt of solar PV energy per capita.
  • Three industrial scale solar farms with a generating capacity of 328 megawatts.
  • Large scale wind farms which generate 36% of South Australia’s energy needs.
  • Four grid-scale batteries, headlined by the world-renowned Hornsdale Power Reserve.
  • The highest uptake of residential batteries in Australia - over 22, 000 batteries totalling over 217 megawatts.

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South Australia is committed to maximising the economic and job opportunities associated with renewable energy and energy storage projects that will help meet energy needs and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

"The last coal-fired energy station in South Australia was shut down in 2016.  South Australia is aiming to generate 100 per cent renewables by 2030."