Solar energy giant chooses NSW

22 June 2015

Solar panels

One of the world's largest renewable energy companies, SunEdison, has chosen NSW as the home of its new Australian base.

US-owned SunEdison has more than 55 years' experience in the energy market and will create up to 40 jobs at its new Sydney base.

NSW boasts more Australian headquarters of multinational companies than any other state.

A leading clean energy state

Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts, said SunEdison Australia's decision was a vote of confidence in the strong NSW economy, expert workforce and the NSW Government's ongoing support for renewable energy.

"NSW is leading the nation in supporting the clean energy sector, which contributes to lower energy costs and provides employment and investment particularly in regional communities," Mr Roberts said.

Almost half of Australia's renewable energy companies are already based in NSW and about 13% of the State's energy generation comes from renewable sources.

NSW Trade & Investment worked with SunEdison for the past four years to facilitate its establishment in NSW.

SunEdison entered the Australian market when it acquired one of Australia's leading solar panel installation companies, Energy Matters in September 2014.

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