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Singapore-Australia “We’re gonna build a wire,” funding kick-off

Back in July we told you about a weird Australian plan to build 3 GW of solar in Australia, which has plenty of cheap land and sun which ironically its own government has no interest in. It will be entirely on behalf of Singapore and transmit the electricity through a 3,800 km cable to the island state. Now it looks like it is about to get funding, with the help of Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has pledged to help fund the project which might need as much as $14 billion. He would not have to fund it all himself, but could put a small part of that in and ease the path for other investors. The project and company running…

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