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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Queensland to play catch up on renewables - wants to match South Australia

Queensland to play catch up on renewables – wants to match South Australia

Qld energy minister says state will facilitate demand for rooftop solar + storage, use reverse auctions to boost large-scale renewables.

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Solar array with cloud predicting technology launched in WA

Solar array with cloud predicting technology launched in WA

Australia’s first grid-connected solar power project with cloud predicting technology launched at Karratha Airport, WA, in bid to smooth solar supply.

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Abbott's axing of carbon price creates gaping emissions hole

Abbott’s axing of carbon price creates gaping emissions hole

Report finds ‘inadequate’ Direct Action will deliver Australia well over carbon budget, thanks largely to the Abbott govt’s axing of effective policies.

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Video of the Day: The Bald Hills wind farm

Video of the Day: The Bald Hills wind farm

A time-lapse video of the construction of one of the 52 turbines at Australia’s most recently constructed wind farm.

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Molten salt storage for rooftop solar? SA invention wins Eureka prize

Molten salt storage for rooftop solar? SA invention wins Eureka prize

Eureka Prize awarded to SA researchers for cheap, effective salt-based energy storage solution, designed to boost uptake of renewables.

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Household gas demand to fall 50% within 10 years

Household gas demand to fall 50% within 10 years

Report predicts domestic demand for gas power could be halved within a decade, as households switch from expensive gas heaters to cost-efficient air-con.

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Redflow to offer 'plug and play' home battery storage, after cutting costs by 50%

Redflow to offer ‘plug and play’ home battery storage, after cutting costs by 50%

Redflow says it has cut costs of its zinc bromide flow batteries by 50%, will have ‘plug n play’ storage for homes by early 2016.

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Victoria networks to sell solar direct to customers, taking on retailers

Victoria networks to sell solar direct to customers, taking on retailers

Victoria’s electricity networks push into commercial solar market and storage as part of strategy that could put them in direct competition with electricity retailers.

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Victoria solar feed-in tariff to be slashed to 5c/kWh in 2016

Victoria solar feed-in tariff to be slashed to 5c/kWh in 2016

Essential Services Commission confirms plan to cut Victoria solar FiT to 5c/kWh, one week after state govt promised to fight for rooftop solar rights.

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Ergon to buy 150MW of renewable capacity for Queensland grid

Ergon to buy 150MW of renewable capacity for Queensland grid

Queensland’s government-owned regional utility, Ergon Energy, confirms tender for 150MW of new solar, wind or hydro capacity to be added to its grid.

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ARENA says one million Australian homes "hungry" for battery storage

ARENA says one million Australian homes “hungry” for battery storage

ARENA CEO says speed and impact of coming battery storage megashift ‘difficult to understate’, but could have huge benefits for networks and consumers.