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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Go energy secures $25m to fund commercial solar PPA projects

Go energy secures $25m to fund commercial solar PPA projects

Solco-owned renewables group GO energy in deal with Flexi Enterprise to establish $25m facility to fund commercial solar power off-take deals.

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Floating solar plant set to be built in Australian first

Floating solar plant set to be built in Australian first

Australia could have its first floating solar power plant as soon as April, with a PV array to be installed on a SA wastewater plant.

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ACT solar farm proposal could face changes

ACT solar farm proposal could face changes

ACT environment minister says changes may be made to plans for 7MW solar farm west of Canberra, after local opposition to the project.

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Google to install solar canopies at HQ, in planned green revamp

Google to install solar canopies at HQ, in planned green revamp

Google submits plans to make over its Mountain View home base, that include the installation of translucent solar power-generating canopies.

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Flinders Island to go 60% renewable with portable storage system

Flinders Island to go 60% renewable with portable storage system

Hydro Tas to trial home-grown portable hybrid renewable energy system combining wind, solar and storage to cut Flinders Island’s diesel habit by 60%.

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Saudi industrial boosts Dyesol stake to 33.5%

Saudi industrial boosts Dyesol stake to 33.5%

Australian solar success story, Dyesol, is now 33.5% owned by Saudi Arabia’s second biggest petrochemical company, after it exercised an investment option.

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Solar to provide 25% of India's power capacity by 2022 - Deutsche

Solar to provide 25% of India’s power capacity by 2022 – Deutsche

Solar may account for 25% of India’s capacity within 7 years, as solar is already on parity with imported coal and India lifts coal tax.

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Energy storage to reach cost 'holy grail', mass adoption in 5 years

Energy storage to reach cost ‘holy grail’, mass adoption in 5 years

Battery costs to fall up to 30% a year, bringing storage to point of mass adoption before 2020, with incremental prices as low as 2c/kWh.

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New Danish offshore wind farm lowers cost of technology by one third

New Danish offshore wind farm lowers cost of technology by one third

Swedish company Vattenfall Vindkraft wins tender for Danish offshore wind farm with a power offtake price 32% lower than most recent EU examples.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's top 20 greenhouse gas emitters

Graph of the Day: Australia’s top 20 greenhouse gas emitters

Latest data shows electricity generation remains Australia’s biggest contributor, by far, of corporate and industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

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Hunt launches new attack on rooftop solar industry

Hunt launches new attack on rooftop solar industry

Hunt launches new attack on solar industry, saying percentage of substandard rooftop solar installations too high, and likely to get worse.