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Category: Western Australian Government

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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.

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WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

Solar panels are still a rarity in WA’s lower-income areas.

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WA’s biggest pig farm about to go 100 per cent renewable energy

WA’s biggest pig farm about to go 100 per cent renewable energy

WA’s biggest piggery operator to add wind and storage to existing solar arrays in push to 100 per cent renewable energy supply.

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WBHO to deliver largest utility-scale solar farm in WA

WBHO to deliver largest utility-scale solar farm in WA

Perth-based business WBHO Infrastructure, in Joint Venture with Singapore based Phoenix Solar, has secured the EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contract to deliver WA’s largest solar project, Byford Solar Farm.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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WA's Collgar Wind Farm

Lower the drawbridge! WA prepares for wind and solar boom

Drought on wind and solar investment orchestrated by previous conservative state government now likely to be broken, with more than 1000MW of projects lined up.

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WA to close Muja coal units, in first signs of major shift to renewables

WA to close Muja coal units, in first signs of major shift to renewables

As WA’s new Labor government announces closure of Muja AB coal-fired power station the state will have no choice but to turn to wind and solar.

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Batteries arrive for Horizon's grid-scale "spinning reserve" trial

Batteries arrive for Horizon’s grid-scale “spinning reserve” trial

Two large-scale batteries will be trialled as back-up power at an islanded 170MW power station in Carnarvon WA.