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Category: CleanTech Bites

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North Queensland to be Australia's first major exporter of solar power

North Queensland to be Australia’s first major exporter of solar power

As Conservatives push for new coal generator in north Queensland, the region is about to become Australia’s first significant solar power exporter.

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China connects 13.5GW of solar PV - in a single month

China connects 13.5GW of solar PV – in a single month

China installed 13.5GW of solar in a single month, and is expected to easily beat its 2020 target. It may have already.

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EnergyAustralia signs PPA for 150MW Neoen solar farm in NSW

EnergyAustralia signs PPA for 150MW Neoen solar farm in NSW

EnergyAustralia has agreed to buy 100MW of output from planned Neoen solar farm in NSW – its 5th renewables PPA in seven months.

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Lawyer Steven Skala named new chair of Clean Energy Finance Corp

Lawyer Steven Skala named new chair of Clean Energy Finance Corp

Lawyer and ABC director Steven Skala named chair of $10 billion CEFC, three women appointed to board.

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Australian coal, gas miners seek renewable energy projects

Australian coal, gas miners seek renewable energy projects

Australian oil, gas and coal mining body, NERA, issues call for cleantech, renewable energy partnerships, says timing is “spot on” for collaboration.

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Business slowly wakes up to reality that renewables are cheap

Business slowly wakes up to reality that renewables are cheap

ARENA report shows less than half Australian businesses have tapped renewables. But there’s no doubt the idea is starting to catch on.

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NSW launches home battery guide, as race to "plug hole" threatens industry

NSW launches home battery guide, as race to “plug hole” threatens industry

New South Wales issues set of home battery storage guidelines, as industry warns against “jumping to an endgame” on safety.

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GE: Some Australia regions to be 100% renewable in 5-10 years

GE: Some Australia regions to be 100% renewable in 5-10 years

GE says parts of Australia will soon get all electricity from renewables, at least for a few days a year, as utility business models disrupted.

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AGL’s Vesey: Clean Energy Target should recognise Paris climate agreement

AGL’s Vesey: Clean Energy Target should recognise Paris climate agreement

AGL adds pressure to Turnbull government, saying CET needs to be adopted, and needs to reflect Paris climate targets.

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LO3 unveils 'game-changing' solar sharing microgrid in South Australia

LO3 unveils ‘game-changing’ solar sharing microgrid in South Australia

US-based energy sharing company LO3 partners with Yates Electrical to build 6MW solar microgrid in SA Riverland region.

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COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

States formalise split with Canberra over clean energy target as COAG endorses other 49 recommendations from Finkel Review.