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Category: CleanTech Bites

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AGL Energy folds project development team

AGL Energy folds project development team

AGL Energy downsizes project development team and absorbs it into another department – another sign the outlook for renewable energy in Australia is poor.

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Queenslanders want renewables to become the 'norm'

Queenslanders want renewables to become the ‘norm’

Queenslanders say they want renewable energy to become the norm. The Newman government responds by suggesting they subscribe to think tanks.

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How to power California with wind, wave, & solar energy

How to power California with wind, wave, & solar energy

New study shows California could convert to an all-renewable energy infrastructure that is both technically and economically feasible.

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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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Infigen revenues down 18% as electricity prices slump

Infigen revenues down 18% as electricity prices slump

Infigen Energy suffers sharp fall in 4th quarter revenue, due to slump in wholesale prices and RET certificate prices.

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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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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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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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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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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.