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Category: Renewables

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Abbott chooses to follow fossil fuel route to Paris

Abbott chooses to follow fossil fuel route to Paris

Abbott government’s opening salvo on post 2020 targets puts it squarely in the camp of Big Oil and Big Coal. There is no mention of 2C target, or even the need for a clean energy transition. But it’s managed to suck in some media.

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Solar and battery storage tapped to power huge oil field in Qatar

Solar and battery storage tapped to power huge oil field in Qatar

High-tech industrial battery manufacturer Saft will supply Sunica plus batteries for a solar power installation at the Duhkan oilfield in Qatar.

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CEC joins with business lobbies to try and seal compromise on RET

CEC joins with business lobbies to try and seal compromise on RET

Clean Energy Council enlists support of peak bodies who lobbied for cut in RET to break impasse, as Coalition digs in, solar groups lament compromise.

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Big energy players push into microgrids, with ABB-Samsung SDI deal

Big energy players push into microgrids, with ABB-Samsung SDI deal

Industrial push into distributed energy continues, as ABB and Samsung SDI sign MoU to make and market modular and scalable microgrids.

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Canberra building installs 100kW commercial solar array – one of ACT's largest

Canberra building installs 100kW commercial solar array – one of ACT’s largest

100kW solar system on Canberra office building marks ACT’s ‘largest known’ commercial solar install, to supply nearly half building’s weekly energy needs.

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Yingli says 100GW by 2020 China solar target could be 'minimum'

Yingli says 100GW by 2020 China solar target could be ‘minimum’

Second-largest solar producer says China solar target likely to surge beyond 100GW by 2020 – but in Australia, industry faces headwinds.

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Abbott’s divide and conquer rule crucifies renewables industry

Abbott’s divide and conquer rule crucifies renewables industry

First the Abbott government brought the renewable energy industry to a standstill, then it brought it to its knees. Now, it has effectively told it to go and get stuffed. Abbott has crucified Australia’s renewable energy industry by cynically preying on its three major weaknesses – a lack of financial muscle; a lack of unity, and it’s craving for policy certainty.

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Open letter to PM: Renewable investment freeze must be resolved

Open letter to PM: Renewable investment freeze must be resolved

An eighteen month freeze in large scale renewable energy investment has occurred around the country and it must be solved.

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The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

Brisbane-based Tritium has landed a major deal to supply its Australian-made fast charging technology to US-based ChargePoint, developer of the world’s largest EV charging network. In Australia to announce the deal, ChargePoint CEO says the global shift to electric driving is underway – a key part of energy revolution.

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SunEdison buys 100 MWh of Imergy batteries for India microgrid project

SunEdison buys 100 MWh of Imergy batteries for India microgrid project

Solar developer purchases 1,000 storage systems as it steps up efforts to bring electricity to villagers in parts of rural India.

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California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

California first state to generate more than 5% of electricity from utility-scale solar

California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power.