House Tablet

Find The Best Solar Deals In Australia

  • 3 Free, No Obligation, Solar Quotes
  • From Fully Qualified Installers
  • With 1000’s of Customer Reviews
  • Competing for Your Business
Finn Peacock Caricature

Ready for some quotes? Enter your postcode now

New CEFC CEO announced

26th Nov 2012

There is still more than six months before the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will begin splashing out funding for renewable energy projects - but a new CEO has been announced.

Starting today (November 26), Oliver Yates will be the chief executive officer of the $10 billion fund, which was formed in 2011 to invest in various renewable energy projects, including solar power.

And according to the CEFC, the organisation is lucky to have Mr Yates - who has 20 years of experience in corporate advisory, financial structuring and project finance positions.

He previously worked for Macquarie Bank, where he worked on establishing new businesses both domestically and abroad, as well as helping with the institution's sustainable initiatives such as wind, biofuels and solar operations.

"The appointment of Mr Yates is an important milestone for the CEFC as it continues with its establishment," the organisation explained.

It added that the new CEO's "wealth of experience" is a real advantage for the CEFC moving forward, with funding set to commence in July 2013.

A recent report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund and the Australian Solar Council recently highlighted the advantages the CEFC could bring to solar power - provided the funding was extended into the Renewable Energy Target.

Posted by Mike Peacock

Solar Power News Categories

Government Rebate & Regulations
Solar Power & Technology

More Solar Power & Technology

Australia to be a part of huge Asian renewable energy growth
SunPower steps up to make solar more affordable
Canberra makes strides toward carbon neutrality
GTM puts solar's massive growth in perspective
Examining Australia's falling solar PV rooftop prices
Australia's shift toward renewable energy picks up the pace
Australia shines at solar decathlon
University of Queensland tapped as lead researcher on massive solar project
100 per cent renewable energy is possible in 10 years, environmental group says
Climate Commission releases report on solar progress
Aussie government actually shows spine for solar power
Be gone, skeptics: One million solar installations and counting
Australia embarks on its greatest solar journey ever
Australia looks to solar thermal for commercial success
Solar power helps King Island reach 100% sustainability
Australians 'heavy supporters of solar power'
Mildura solar plant officially unveiled
Solar power trumps other renewables in Australian minds
Sunshine Coast solar farm "fantastic initiative"
Sunshine Coast cashes in on namesake with solar plans
Energy storage 'could maximise solar power utility'
Solar powered family car - a world first?
Code of conduct for solar installers in the works
'Stop punishing households' for solar PV
Australian solar companies 'adjusting well'
Australian mining 'next solar frontier'
"Rooftop revolution" underway across Australia
Global PV market emerging from sluggish period
Royalla solar farm receives final approval
Leadership challenge a "debacle" for Australian solar power
Solar power giving global renewables a helping hand
Australia's largest CPV solar power plant up and running
Renewable energy misinformation "staggering"
CEC: Don't underestimate consumer desire for solar
Setting energy efficient examples on TV
Solar PV brightening up household bills
World's largest solar powered boat on the move
Climate change is heating up
The global solar power shift
New solar tech win for NSW
Industry orgs praise City of Sydney solar efforts
Clean Energy Council supports Regional Renewables scheme
Asian nations emerging as PV leaders
Solar PV demand continues to grow
Regional areas of Australia to receive more renewables
Australia's significant renewable energy growth
Solar panel reprieve for Queensland
New funding for solar research
Find love with sustainable speed dating
New Victorian solar power deal