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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become "ubiquitous"

Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become “ubiquitous”

BNEF report names Australia among 8 countries to lead global energy storage boom, with market forecast to double six times over between now and 2030.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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Australia under new pressure to get serious about climate in 2018

Australia under new pressure to get serious about climate in 2018

COP23’s “Talanoa dialogue” will put pressure on major economies – like Australia – to upgrade their commitments to limit global warming to “well below” 2°C.

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Elon Musk unveils the long range Tesla Semi electric truck

Elon Musk unveils the long range Tesla Semi electric truck

Elon Musk is unveiling his company’s electric truck, the Tesla Semi, promising long range and big savings. Here’s what we know…

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Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Australian Solar Council launches massive campaign against LNP in Queensland poll, saying there is too much at stake to ignore.

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Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar seeks federal government funding for plan to export WA generated solar power to Indonesia, via a sub-sea cable.

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NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.

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"Autonobus" driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria's La Trobe Uni

“Autonobus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni

Driverless shuttle bus trial kicks off at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus, to test the use of autonomous vehicles as “last mile” transport solutions.

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Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Wannon Water says 100kW system first to be put on utility water tank in Australia, will provide all power for water treatment facility on sunny days.

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BHP sees 500MW solar and storage potential in disused mines

BHP sees 500MW solar and storage potential in disused mines

BHP has been told its legacy mines in north America could support more than 500MW of solar, wind and storage, turning liabilities into potential assets.

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Horizon gets ARENA funding for micro-grid trials in W.A.

Horizon gets ARENA funding for micro-grid trials in W.A.

Horizon gets ARENA funding for renewable-based micro-grid trials that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels.