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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Graphs of the Day: The big boom in solar PV is yet to come

Graphs of the Day: The big boom in solar PV is yet to come

Boom in solar PV has been one of most defining developments in energy industry in past five years. But it has only scratched the surface.

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FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV plans 150MW solar farm for Queensland cane-growing region

FRV is seeking a PPA with Queensland electricity retailers ahead of plans to build a solar PV farm of up to 150MW in Clare, south of Townsville.

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Would Darryl from The Castle buy battery storage?

Would Darryl from The Castle buy battery storage?

Tell ‘em they’re dreaming! That’s what Darryl from the film The Castle would say when knocking back a “great deal”. But what would he make of the new battery storage offerings?

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Australia's largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

Australia’s largest community solar farm proposed for ACT

SolarShare is seeking approval from ACT govt to build a 1MW community-owned solar farm in Canberra’s Maruja Valley, alongside a commercial PV plant.

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How quickly will households pick up battery storage?

How quickly will households pick up battery storage?

How quickly will households adopt battery storage, and will they be able to use Tesla to get off the grid?

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Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.

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Jordan solar tender confirms 6c-8c/kWh as new solar benchmark

Jordan solar tender confirms 6c-8c/kWh as new solar benchmark

Latest solar capacity auctions in Jordan confirms new benchmark for large scale solar in Middle East and north Africa region is 6c-8ckWh.

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Global renewables jobs boom to 7.7m in 2014 – Australia off the map

Global renewables jobs boom to 7.7m in 2014 – Australia off the map

Report finds renewables jobs grew 18% in 2014 as countries like China, Germany and Bangladesh rode the clean energy wave. Australia doesn’t rate a mention.

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WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

WA council to build utility-scale solar farm to meet growing electricity demand

City of Wanneroo calls for tenders to build a large-scale solar farm in Perth’s northern suburbs after rejecting fossil fuel alternatives.

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Hybrid rooftop solar + CHP + storage model has potential, says GE

Hybrid rooftop solar + CHP + storage model has potential, says GE

A GE-partner project testing a combination of solar PV, combined heat and power and battery storage at a commercial facility in Germany could be scaled up.

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Origin: How wind and solar will eat market of baseload coal

Origin: How wind and solar will eat market of baseload coal

Origin Energy says solar, wind lowering the case for baseload generation, as wholesale prices stay low and demand is eroded by rooftop solar growth.