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Category: CleanTech Bites

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A very solar Super Bowl, powered 100% by wind energy

A very solar Super Bowl, powered 100% by wind energy

Powered 100% by wind, America’s Super Bowl XLIX looks set to be the greenest ever, with both teams sporting solar at their home stadiums.

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Senior Abbott MP concedes Australians ready to leave the grid

Senior Abbott MP concedes Australians ready to leave the grid

Senior Coalition MP says solar and storage will take consumers off the grid, so best to sell networks while they still have value.

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Coalition policy driving 'big cool down' in Australian renewables

Coalition policy driving ‘big cool down’ in Australian renewables

PwC adds to gloom on Australian renewables, noting Coalition policy has brought an abrupt halt to deal-making, while it booms across the world.

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Graphs of the Day: The success of Germany's energy transition

Graphs of the Day: The success of Germany’s energy transition

A dozen graphs to show success of Germany’s energy transition – as renewable source rise, coal burning, emissions, and wholesale prices have all fallen.

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Queensland election: Will the solar vote win the day?

Queensland election: Will the solar vote win the day?

It’s no secret Qld solar supporters are disgruntled with the Newman government, but could the solar vote decide the outcome of the election?

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America's biggest utility to co-develop 8.2MW of community solar

America’s biggest utility to co-develop 8.2MW of community solar

US utility NRG Energy to sell solar directly to consumers in Colorado, via a JV with a local group to develop 8.2MW of community solar.

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Australia's first mobile network battery storage trial underway in Victoria

Australia’s first mobile network battery storage trial underway in Victoria

Vic network operator Ausnet commences 2-year trial of 1MW Grid Energy Storage System to test batteries’ ability to meet peak power demand, cut costs.

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Vic produce suppliers tap CEFC loan to install solar, slash costs

Vic produce suppliers tap CEFC loan to install solar, slash costs

Two major Victorian fresh produce suppliers could cut energy costs by 25% after installing 100KW solar via CEFC/Comm Bank Energy Efficient Loan program.

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Community energy retailer to take its plans to the people

Community energy retailer to take its plans to the people

Consortium formed to establish Australia’s first community-owned energy retailers to show plans to local towns for feedback.

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NSW council votes to dump fossil fuel investments

NSW council votes to dump fossil fuel investments

NSW’s Marrickville Council has become Australia’s second local government group to join the global fossil fuel divestment campaign.

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Carnegie installs second CETO 5 unit at WA wave energy project

Carnegie installs second CETO 5 unit at WA wave energy project

Carnegie Wave Energy has installed its second CETO 5 generating unit near Perth, following completion of onshore power plant. And check out the video.