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Category: Western Australian Government

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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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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.

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WA wind, solar industry in turmoil as green fund cements govt monopoly

WA wind, solar industry in turmoil as green fund cements govt monopoly

Synergy’s new “green fund” will cement its near monopoly powers, and put up to $1bn of wind and solar developments at risk, industry warns.

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WA's Collgar Wind Farm

WA’s Synergy to bring in Dutch fund to bankroll wind and solar farms

WA government owned utility Synergy looking to bring in outside investors to bankroll investments in new wind and solar farms and meet RET obligations.

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Carnegie secures debt finance for 10MW Northam solar farm in WA

Carnegie secures debt finance for 10MW Northam solar farm in WA

Carnegie Clean Energy secures $7.5m construction debt finance facility for 10MW Northam solar farm in WA.

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Tesla charging stations to link Adelaide with world’s largest battery

Tesla charging stations to link Adelaide with world’s largest battery

Network of car charging stations is being developed in South Australia to allow Tesla drivers to visit world’s biggest lithium-ion battery being built by Elon Musk in state’s north.

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Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.

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Networks ‘push back’ on more small-scale solar. But why?

Networks ‘push back’ on more small-scale solar. But why?

Culture wars: It may explain the continued efforts of some network operators to push back against the installation of more rooftop solar.

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WA grid could reach 85% renewables - and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

WA grid could reach 85% renewables – and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

Repowering WA’s South West Integrated System grid with renewables would not increase the wholesale electricity price, new modelling shows.

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WA could be solar exporter, but it needs a solar industry first

WA could be solar exporter, but it needs a solar industry first

Report says WA’s Pilbara must first establish local solar industry if it wants to offer Indonesia competitive rates on PV generation.

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WA mulls three gigawatt-scale PV plants to export solar to Asia

WA mulls three gigawatt-scale PV plants to export solar to Asia

Plans to build three gigawatt-scale solar farms in Western Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions and sell their output to Indonesia via submarine cables, could soon be commercially viable.