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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Victoria has announced a tender for 75MW of large scale solar to be constructed in the northwest of the state, with 35MW of these arrays will “linked to” Melbourne’s tram network.

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AGL's new 200MW Silverton wind farm to cost just $65/MWh

AGL’s new 200MW Silverton wind farm to cost just $65/MWh

AGL Energy ito begin construction on 200MW Silverton wind farm in NSW after agreement reached on a record low price for an Australian wind project.

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REC launches new 295Wp TwinPeak 2 Series solar module

REC launches new 295Wp TwinPeak 2 Series solar module

Singapore-based PV manufacturer REC has launched the latest version of its TwinPeak solar module. The 60-cell multicrystalline module can deliver up to 295Wp.

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2016 officially declared hottest year on record

2016 officially declared hottest year on record

The hottest year in 137 years, a mark of how much the world has warmed over the last century because of human activities, says U.S. government scientists.

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German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German company Senec-IES has begun shipping its battery storage units to the fast-growing Australian storage market, with 2,000 units to be supplied in the first six months of 2017.

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Wind, solar investment surge “the start of bigger things to come”

Wind, solar investment surge “the start of bigger things to come”

The strong growth in large scale renewable project financing in Australia could be just the beginning of major wave of investment, and points to RET being met by 2020.

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NSW government to assist companies aiming to go 100% renewable

NSW government to assist companies aiming to go 100% renewable

NSW government to provide up to $10,000 to help companies to go 100% renewable or to achieve zero net emissions.

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Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

The Australian rooftop solar market made a strong recovery late in 2016 to slightly beat the 2015 figure, and the early indications look for for the new year.

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Sonnen wins US$1.5 million Zayed future energy prize

Sonnen wins US$1.5 million Zayed future energy prize

German battery manufacturer receives US$1.5 million award at opening ceremony of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

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Details on new Tesla supercharger usage fees

Details on new Tesla supercharger usage fees

Tesla reveal how those without unlimited Supercharger access for the Model S and Model X electric vehicles will be charged.

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Spain looks to re-boot renewables as economy recovers

Spain looks to re-boot renewables as economy recovers

Spain has been the subject of some myth-making and stereo-typing about its renewable energy industry and its overall economy.