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Articles by Sam Pothecary

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PERC solar technology comes full circle as UNSW installs panels

PERC solar technology comes full circle as UNSW installs panels

UNSW, which pioneered developed of PERC solar technology, is now installing the technology on its roof to power parts of the school.

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100% renewable energy system cheapest for South America

100% renewable energy system cheapest for South America

Transitioning to a fully renewable energy system would be the cheapest option for South America and it is possible in the next 15 years.

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Chinese companies plan 1GW solar plant on Chernobyl nuclear site

Chinese companies plan 1GW solar plant on Chernobyl nuclear site

One of the greatest energy-related disasters in living memory is now set to become a bastion of PV development in Europe.

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South Korea give boost to energy storage as part of renewables spending spree

South Korea give boost to energy storage as part of renewables spending spree

South Korea to provide incentives for utility-scale solar operators to install energy storage units as it outlines plans to invest $US27 billion in renewable energies over next five years.

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Hinkley Point nuclear plant gets UK govt nod

Hinkley Point nuclear plant gets UK govt nod

After turning its back on solar, the UK government has put its eggs in the nuclear basket, approving two new reactors – a $A31.7bn project.

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$US1 billion energy storage market predicted for Germany by 2021

$US1 billion energy storage market predicted for Germany by 2021

New report forecasts that the energy storage market in Germany will have an annual value exceeding USD1 billion by 2021.

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Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit, 800 million ams away from sun

Solar panels power spacecraft into Jupiter’s orbit, 800 million ams away from sun

NASA’s Juno spacecraft enter the orbit of Jupiter, in a groundbreaking mission that highlights the capabilities of solar technology.

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Zambia to be home to Africa's cheapest solar

Zambia to be home to Africa’s cheapest solar

Solar is getting cheaper, and in Zambia solar generated electricity is going to be sold for record low prices for Africa.

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Major Swedish parties agree to 100% renewable goal by 2040

Major Swedish parties agree to 100% renewable goal by 2040

New agreement will see use of nuclear power plants extended, but an all-party deal to move to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2040.

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Autonomous solar boat attempting to cross Atlantic Ocean

Autonomous solar boat attempting to cross Atlantic Ocean

The Solar Voyager is an autonomous boat attempting to be the first to cross any ocean using solely solar power.

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Saudi Arabia announces 9.5GW renewable energy target, but with few details

Saudi Arabia announces 9.5GW renewable energy target, but with few details

Deputy crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman announces target of 9.5 GW of renewable energy, but doesn’t specify a timeframe or which renewables will be deployed.