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Articles by Sophie Vorrath

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Kidston solar farm set for construction, chalking up win for ARENA

Kidston solar farm set for construction, chalking up win for ARENA

Genex Power will begin construction of the solar array at its Kidston pumped hydro project after securing debt and ARENA funding.

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UNSW smashes solar cell record, predicts doubling in 12 months

UNSW smashes solar cell record, predicts doubling in 12 months

University of New South Wales team scores world’s highest efficiency rating with largest perovskite solar cells – aims to double efficiency again within a year.

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Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Record low solar panel prices, and the ratcheting-down or removal of policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial rooftop solar markets – but also prompting warnings to consumers to avoid the lure of cheap and nasty products, and installers.

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Retailers score major win in battle for behind-the-meter market

Retailers score major win in battle for behind-the-meter market

AER Ring-fencing Guideline delivers retailers victory in battle over access to Australia’s solar and battery storage market, effectively ruling networks out of the game.

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CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled

CSIRO inks major China solar thermal deal, but home market remains stalled

CSIRO signs deal to make, sell, install its patented concentrating solar thermal generation technology in China. Meanwhie, in Aus..

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SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SA government vows to “fight tooth and nail” against network operator as SAPN takes revenue challenge to federal court.

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Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

Wind energy in Denmark generating enough electricity to meet the country’s demand over the course of Saturday.

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Coal? What coal? Reef doing great, say ministers

Coal? What coal? Reef doing great, say ministers

Federal and Queensland environment ministers say “significant progress” being made on protecting, improving health of Great Barrier Reef.

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Blockchain network disruption coming, and Australia among pioneers

Blockchain network disruption coming, and Australia among pioneers

Australian start-up Power Ledger named as global leader in blockchain technology which has the potential to “rapidly disrupt” the traditional energy market and fast-track the shift to decentralised generation.

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Victoria Coalition votes for solar energy to be paid less than coal

Victoria Coalition votes for solar energy to be paid less than coal

Victoria Coalition vote against rise in solar feed in tariff suggests it wants solar to be paid less than brown coal fired generation.

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Australian scientists slam Trump's plans to scrap NASA climate research

Australian scientists slam Trump’s plans to scrap NASA climate research

Australia’s top climate scientists respond to news the incoming Trump Administration will scrap climate research at America’s top research facility, NASA.