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Ausgrid to fast-track household solar and battery installs, cut costs by $200

Ausgrid to fast-track household solar and battery installs, cut costs by $200

NSW network operator unveils plans to fast-track installation of solar and battery systems up to 30kW, saving customers more than $200 on applications.

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Attack on renewables fatuous, misleading and ideological

Attack on renewables fatuous, misleading and ideological

Politicians line up to accuse media and Coalition members of misleading, fatuous and ideological campaign against renewable energy. Industry says it is price to pay for success.

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Online renewables mapping upgrade highlights importance of battery storage

Online renewables mapping upgrade highlights importance of battery storage

Online renewables mapping tool gets major ARENA-funded upgrade, including addition of new maps highlighting areas of network constraint, best suited to battery storage and demand management.

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Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

Corbell says solar farms competitive with wind energy on pricing

ACT govt says submissions to its latest “next generation” renewables tender indicate solar is now competitive with wind energy, suggesting possible major shift in future renewables roll-out.

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Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Sydney student housing co-op to get 30kW solar, 43kWh Enphase battery storage

Solaray selected for Australian-first project to install 30kW of solar and 43.2kWh of Enphase li-ion battery storage at student housing co-op.

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ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA to provide $10m to Chinese wind giant to build Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm, although grant is nearly four times more than being asked by projects in large scale solar tender.

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Know your NEM: Volumes decline and price pressure eases

Know your NEM: Volumes decline and price pressure eases

Warmer weather in NSW responsible for most of the decline in volumes and prices in gas and electricity markets in last week.

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ZEN Energy wins $1m battery storage tender for SA govt buildings

ZEN Energy wins $1m battery storage tender for SA govt buildings

Adelaide company ZEN Energy wins contract to install more than 500kWh of li-ion battery storage at three government-owned buildings in Adelaide.

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Behind Vattenfall’s sell-off of German Lignite assets, a subsidy play by the buyers


Behind Vattenfall’s sell-off of German Lignite assets, a subsidy play by the buyers


An acquisition spree for regulated fossil-fuel assets that are supported by guaranteed payments
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Queensland 30MW solar farm green-lighted by council

Queensland 30MW solar farm green-lighted by council

Another solar farm has been approved for development in Queensland, this time a 30MW PV plant in the state’s Western Downs region, to be built by FRV.

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AEMO Chief Executive Matt Zema dies

AEMO Chief Executive Matt Zema dies

The managing director and chief executive of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Matt Zema, died suddenly on Saturday, the organisation said in a statement.