Big developments, quite literally, for Australia's growth in clean energy are on the horizon. It has been reported that:

1. The Asian Renewable Energy Hub, which would be the world's biggest power station, has been granted major project status by the federal government. The proposed solar-wind hybrid power plant, to be located in the Pilbara, would have a capacity of 26GW if built to full scale. Much of the energy to be produced would reportedly be used for large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets (particularly in Asia).

2. A proposed AUD 22 billion 10GW solar farm with battery storage has also been granted major project status. It is also billed to be the largest project of its type in the world. Most of the electricity which would be produced appears to be intended for export to Asia.

Both projects are still some years away from being realised.