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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Shoalhaven seeks $120,000 for 99kW community owned solar project

Shoalhaven seeks $120,000 for 99kW community owned solar project

Updated: Shoalhaven community energy group offers 6.5% return in 99kW solar system at NSW bowling club. Construction starts next week.

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Ceramic Fuel Cells sales jump 43%, but needs more growth

Ceramic Fuel Cells sales jump 43%, but needs more growth

Ceramic Fuel Cells reveals 43% increase in sales but warns it will need even higher unit sales to sustain the business.

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Ageing, dirty 170MW coal power plant mothballed in Victoria

Ageing, dirty 170MW coal power plant mothballed in Victoria

One of Australia’s oldest and most polluting coal-fired power stations, HRL’s Energy Brix in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, is being shut down.

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Can Green Charge kick-start energy storage leasing boom?

Can Green Charge kick-start energy storage leasing boom?

Record fundraising by US energy storage start-up indicates confidence in innovative leasing model – and could signal a market boom to match rooftop solar.

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First PV modules installed at Australia's biggest solar plant

First PV modules installed at Australia’s biggest solar plant

First Solar begins installation of 1.35m PV modules for Nyngan Solar Plant in NSW – the largest in Australia.

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Citizen-funded solar system installed at SA community centre

Citizen-funded solar system installed at SA community centre

A 10kW solar system at Gawler Community House SA becomes second such project funded by the Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia (CORENA).

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Australia Post and Bird Munchies go solar at NSW HQs

Australia Post and Bird Munchies go solar at NSW HQs

Australia Post installs rooftop solar at NSW HQ to cut electricity costs by $65,000-plus a year; as does one of Australia’s bigggest bird seed makers.

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Solar industry provides far more jobs in Australia than coal

Solar industry provides far more jobs in Australia than coal

TAI report says Australian solar industry employs more than coal fired generators, and are more efficient that international peers.

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3D rooftop solar modeling tool maps output, savings for households

3D rooftop solar modeling tool maps output, savings for households

Online modelling tool uses 3D maps of Australian capital cities to help consumers estimate benefits of installing rooftop solar.

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Hockey's wind offensive risks billions in investment – in his own electorate

Hockey’s wind offensive risks billions in investment – in his own electorate

RET Review submission by NSW renewables company Epuron points out why Joe Hockey’s ‘utterly offensive’ wind turbine comments were particularly out of line.

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Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims to displace 70% of diesel generation with 1MW hybrid renewables system combining solar, wind and storage, and introduces solar leasing plan.