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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Utility capital strike on renewables continues as consumers bear the cost

Utility capital strike on renewables continues as consumers bear the cost

Infigen says securing contracts for renewable projects in Australia still very difficult, with obligated parties “simply passing through” higher costs to customers.

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10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

Many of Australia’s nearest neighbours in the Pacific Islands have far more ambitious renewable energy targets.

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US solar PV prices hit "all-time low", at rooftop and utility-scale

US solar PV prices hit “all-time low”, at rooftop and utility-scale

Large scale solar contracts fall to $US30/MWh as solar prices fall in US – on rooftops and for solar farms.

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CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

A solar and storage energy management system developed by CSIRO and backed by AMP Capital has been launched in Australia.

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Tesla Model X arrives in Australia, with news of bigger battery

Tesla Model X arrives in Australia, with news of bigger battery

Tesla’s safe yet sexy “family car”, the Model X SUV, has arrived in Australia, alongside news of a bigger battery pack and more ludicrous speeds.

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Tesla claims world's fastest car* with new 100kWh battery pack

Tesla claims world’s fastest car* with new 100kWh battery pack

Tesla confirms 100kWh battery pack available for Model X and Model S, offering more ludicrous 0-100km/h times at “obviously more expensive” price.

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Tesla glamping? How to convert your Model S into a 5-star tent

Tesla glamping? How to convert your Model S into a 5-star tent

A subculture of Tesla Model S drivers is discovering the joys, and tribulations, of converting their $US145,000 Model S into a very fancy tent.

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Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Community solar investor round in Sydney’s inner-west raised more than $17k in 9 minutes to put solar on the roof of a craft brewery in Newtown.

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"Watershed" demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

“Watershed” demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

A Victorian project using “non-network” demand response solutions to avoid network “gold-plating” has won state government funding.

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Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Award-winning state green building program scrapped by Victoria’s former Coalition government, has been reinstated by Labor with a $33m investment over two years to cut building energy consumption and emissions.

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ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ANU scientists achieve record solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a breakthrough that could cut CST electricity costs by 10%.