Australian renewable energy investment trends and outlook

12 June 2019

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Mergermarket is pleased to present Australian renewable energy investment trends and outlook, published in association with MinterEllison.
Australia’s renewable energy sector is set to boom in the year ahead and global investors are waking up to the market’s abundant opportunities. Yet, while all signs point to a bright future as new rewards await renewable energy investors, a question arises: Where now for Australian renewables, and what opportunities – and challenges – lie ahead?
This report explores Australia’s many advantages as a destination market for renewable investment, key opportunity sub-sectors, and an analysis of the challenges investors are likely to face.
Key highlights include:
  • Investor intentions: 68% of Australian and foreign investors will increase their investments in Australian renewables in the year ahead
  • Australia’s advantages: Political/Regulatory stability is Australia’s top advantage, according to 81% of respondents, followed by climate and topography (78%) and legal certainty (74%)
  • Policy support: 93% of respondents say Australian government policies toward renewables will be supportive in the year ahead
  • Key foreign investors: The US, China and Germany will be the most active inbound investors from their respective sub-regions