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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Victoria town aims to be 100% renewable by 2022

Victoria town aims to be 100% renewable by 2022

A small township in north-east Victoria is also looking to become 100% renewable within a decade.

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Tesla looks to solar to power Australian supercharging network

Tesla looks to solar to power Australian supercharging network

Tesla Motors – the transformative electric vehicle manufacturer about to launch in Australia – is looking to use solar for its supercharging network.

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NSW injects extra $700,000 into community renewable projects

NSW injects extra $700,000 into community renewable projects

Liberal Party MPs hail “power of renewable energy as they announced increased funding for community-owned renewable energy projects.

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115MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for Dubbo region

115MW of utility-scale solar plants planned for Dubbo region

French renewable energy developer Neoen plans to build 5 utility scale solar PV plants near key demand centres in western NSW.

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Sunshine Coast Council closes in on 15MW solar farm

Sunshine Coast Council closes in on 15MW solar farm

Updated development application brings Sunshine Coast Council one step closer to becoming first local government to build a utility-scale solar farm.

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Energy storage: The next big thing in solar

Energy storage: The next big thing in solar

A rush of new energy storage deals and product launches reminds us it is the next big thing – not least of all for solar.

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Five NSW towns bid to be Australia's first zero net energy town

Five NSW towns bid to be Australia’s first zero net energy town

Five towns NSW’s New England region have bid to become Australia’s first zero net energy towns. Even Barnaby Joyce is a supporter.

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Australia's biggest rooftop solar array for former motor plant

Australia’s biggest rooftop solar array for former motor plant

SA govt seeks proposals to develop potential 3.6MW solar array for the huge, iconic rooftop of a repurposed car manufacturing plant south of Adelaide.

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Solar cheaper in India than imported Australian coal

Solar cheaper in India than imported Australian coal

Results of solar auction shows solar PV projects in India are cheaper than the electricity price needed to pay for imports of coal from Australia.

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Hydro Tasmania dumps King Island, still plans baseload renewables

Hydro Tasmania dumps King Island, still plans baseload renewables

Hydro Tasmania has dumped idea of building $2bn wind farm on King Island, but still harbours dreams of providing baseload renewable energy to mainland.

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US banks opt out of Abbot Point, as UNSW commits to coal

Citigroup and Morgan Stanley say no to Queensland coal mines and ports, but UNSW says yes to fossil fuel future.