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Category: CleanTech Bites

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RES, Lloyds consider 100MW battery storage plant in South Australia

RES, Lloyds consider 100MW battery storage plant in South Australia

RES, Lloyds Register look at 100MW battery storage plant in SA to show cheaper and more secure option than new transmission lines or gas plants.

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Monash issues 'world first' university climate bond

Monash issues ‘world first’ university climate bond

Monash University issues $218m Climate Bond – a world first, targeting sustainable development in the tertiary education sector.

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EnergyAustralia signs up for solar farm, plans many more

EnergyAustralia signs up for solar farm, plans many more

EnergyAustralia to write contracts for 500MW of wind and solar farm, as solar projects expected to meet half of renewable energy target as costs fall.

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ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

Having locked in 100 per cent renewable energy for its electricity needs, the ACT is now turning to zero emissions for transport.

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BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP gas deal ends brown coal fantasy, could pave way for solar thermal

BHP Billiton electricity supply agreement with existing NSW gas generator could open the path for the much touted solar tower and molten salt storage project.

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Origin Energy to spin off upstream assets, focus on renewables and CSG

Origin Energy to spin off upstream assets, focus on renewables and CSG

Origin Energy plans to float upstream oil and gas business, to focus on CSG and energy markets. Stopped short of fossil fuel exit.

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Undersea link to export WA solar to Indonesia deemed "viable"

Undersea link to export WA solar to Indonesia deemed “viable”

Proposal for 2000km sub-sea cable to export solar power from Pilbara and Kimberley to Indonesia described as financially viable, possible within decade.

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Kidston solar farm set for construction, chalking up win for ARENA

Kidston solar farm set for construction, chalking up win for ARENA

Genex Power will begin construction of the solar array at its Kidston pumped hydro project after securing debt and ARENA funding.

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UNSW smashes solar cell record, predicts doubling in 12 months

UNSW smashes solar cell record, predicts doubling in 12 months

University of New South Wales team scores world’s highest efficiency rating with largest perovskite solar cells – aims to double efficiency again within a year.

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Western Power sale: microgrid opportunities, structural challenges

Western Power sale: microgrid opportunities, structural challenges

If Western Power shares drop as distributed solar and storage leave grid assets stranded, mums and dads could be left footing the bill.

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AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

Regulator says re-bidding by major gas players caused major South Australia power price spikes in August and September.