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$US1 billion energy storage market predicted for Germany by 2021

$US1 billion energy storage market predicted for Germany by 2021

New report forecasts that the energy storage market in Germany will have an annual value exceeding USD1 billion by 2021.

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Solar Impulse’s biggest legacy will be in your home – not in the skies

Solar Impulse’s biggest legacy will be in your home – not in the skies

After 12 years of planning and testing, Solar Impulse has finally completed its epic voyage around the world – all without using a single drop of fuel.

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Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Josh Frydenberg’s apparent shift in thinking on renewables is welcome, but his call to end moratoriums on unconventional gas is profoundly out of step.

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South Africa renewables auctions in jeopardy, Tesla eyes trucks, buses

South Africa renewables auctions in jeopardy, Tesla eyes trucks, buses

SA utility Eskom puts brakes on green power program, question-mark over renewables auctions; Tesla thinks bigger.

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Washington DC boosts renewables target to 50% by 2032

Washington DC boosts renewables target to 50% by 2032

America’s capital now has its 5th most aggressive renewables policy, including plan to install solar PV on 100,000 low-income homes.

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Do Australian wind turbines all blow at the same time?

Do Australian wind turbines all blow at the same time?

How correlated is the wind output from the various states? And how much will we rely on some form of storage?

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South Australia’s electricity price woes are more due to gas than wind

South Australia’s electricity price woes are more due to gas than wind

South Australia’s wind farms have been blamed for price spikes, but without them the volatility would be even worse.

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Google’s DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

Google’s DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

Google’s 2014 acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind has paid dividends, by helping to save the company 40% on its data center cooling electricity bills.

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Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

Big solar helps deliver near record PV growth in 2015

In a year of record global growth, solar PV broke records in Australia in 2015 too, with biggest ever year for big solar helping to balance fall in rooftop market.

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First half of 2016 blows away temp records

First half of 2016 blows away temp records

While 2016 has gotten a boost from an exceptionally strong El Niño, the record temps are mostly the result of accumulating greenhouse gases.

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30% of world’s vehicles to use renewables by 2030, says Lux

30% of world’s vehicles to use renewables by 2030, says Lux

Lux Research report highlights oil’s dominant position, fails to note electric cars are better vehicles in “almost every way.”