Australia is set to achieve its renewable energy target for 2020 as a jump in the uptake of large scale solar projects drives growth in renewables, a senior regulatory official says.

The federal government has committed to generating 23.5 per cent of the country’s power, or about 33,000 gigawatt hours, from renewables by 2020. Industry experts estimated in 2015 that Australia would need to commit to building 6,000 megawatts of new renewables capacity by 2018 in order to achieve the target….