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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Big solar boom kicks off in SA with completion of 6MW Whyalla project

Big solar boom kicks off in SA with completion of 6MW Whyalla project

South Australia’s first completed utility-scale PV project officially opens next week, marking the start of a big solar construction boom in the state.

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SA Water to install 6MW of solar PV in quest to cut power costs – to zero

SA Water to install 6MW of solar PV in quest to cut power costs – to zero

SA water utility to install 6MW of rooftop PV in effort to cut annual electricity costs from around $55m to $0 by 2020.

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Victorian manufacturer taps cheap renewables in PPA with Flow Power

Victorian manufacturer taps cheap renewables in PPA with Flow Power

Corporate energy retailer Flow Power inks 10-year PPA to supply Melbourne-based manufacturer with electricity sourced from Victoria’s Ararat wind farm.

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Maoneng inks major solar PPA with UNSW, via Origin

Maoneng inks major solar PPA with UNSW, via Origin

China-Australia renewables developer Maoneng to sell output of 200MW Sunraysia Solar Farm to UNSW, in landmark “tripartite” deal backed by Origin.

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Northern Territory launches tender for up to 45MW grid-scale battery storage

Northern Territory launches tender for up to 45MW grid-scale battery storage

NT calls for expressions of interest to develop battery storage system of 25-45MW to support grid in Darwin and Katherine.

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After 8.3 million page views in 2017, we're taking a short break

After 8.3 million page views in 2017, we’re taking a short break

It’s been a stellar year for news, readership, podcasts and feedback. We’d like to thank our readers and supporters. We’ll be back soon.

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Stockyard Hill wind farm locks in finance after setting record low price

Stockyard Hill wind farm locks in finance after setting record low price

Three local banks agree to finance 530MW Stockyard Hill wind project in western Victoria, validating its record low price for wind project in Australia.

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Telstra signs up for 429MW wind farm, at stunning low cost

Telstra signs up for 429MW wind farm, at stunning low cost

Telstra, ANZ lead consortium to buy output from new 429MW wind farm, and lock in similar low price achieved by Origin earlier this year.

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Another mini-grid breakthrough for AusNet in suburban Melbourne trial

Another mini-grid breakthrough for AusNet in suburban Melbourne trial

Victorian network operator AusNet Services has again succeeded in taking part of a Melbourne street completely off grid – this time for a total of 9 hours, powered only by home solar and battery storage systems.

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Queensland coal units send prices negative, because can't switch off

Queensland coal units send prices negative, because can’t switch off

Negative price are still happening in base-load coal country, and Queensland is proof of that.

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ARENA says renewables could be Australia's next great export

ARENA says renewables could be Australia’s next great export

ARENA launches $20m funding round for hydrogen, both for renewable energy exports and for domestic “power-to-gas” storage.