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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Plans launched for Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer

Plans launched for Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer

A new consortium hopes to become Australia’s first community owned retailer, with plans to build, generate and sell renewable energy in northern rivers region of NSW.

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Ergon says solar is game changer for energy business models

Ergon says solar is game changer for energy business models

Queensland utility says average household demand down 20% in past decade, 21% of houses have solar, plans first commercial battery storage rollout.

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Solar PV at 40c/W? SunEdison claims world's cheapest solar

Solar PV at 40c/W? SunEdison claims world’s cheapest solar

SunEdison says polysilicon breakthrough will slash costs of module production, and enable solar power to become the lowest cost energy solution.

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Wind energy could supply 30% of Australia’s needs by 2025

Wind energy could supply 30% of Australia’s needs by 2025

Windlab says RET could be met easily with wind energy alone. Wind farms could even supply 30% of Australia’s electricity by 2025.

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Solar-powered Mars mission: UNSW PhD leads NASA simulation

Solar-powered Mars mission: UNSW PhD leads NASA simulation

UNSW solar PhD to spend 8 months in solar + HFC powered pod, set on a Hawaii volcano, as commander of NASA-funded simulated Mars mission.

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Will Munich be world's first 'megacity' to reach 100% renewables?

Will Munich be world’s first ‘megacity’ to reach 100% renewables?

Five years after setting its 100% renewables by 2025 target, Munich has hit the 37% mark. So what is the German city, and its utility company, doing right?

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IEA: Solar to be world's main energy source by 2050

IEA: Solar to be world’s main energy source by 2050

International Energy Agency says solar is likely to be the biggest source of energy by 2050.

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Solar industry to target Newman government in Qld elections

Solar industry to target Newman government in Qld elections

Solar industry joined by unions and environmental groups to make rooftop solar a key election issue in upcoming state poll.

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World’s largest coal miner to invest $1.2 billion in solar power

World’s largest coal miner to invest $1.2 billion in solar power

Coal India in talks with Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the development of 1,000MW solar power plants.

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Rally for renewables, save solar campaign in pictures

Rally for renewables, save solar campaign in pictures

Rally for renewables and save solar campaigns target key ministers ahead of RET Review decision.

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JA Solar claims world record solar cell efficiency conversion

JA Solar claims world record solar cell efficiency conversion

JA Solar claims new world record for multi-Si solar cell efficiency conversion.