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Category: Renewables

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Labor ready to sacrifice ARENA for medal in budget Olympics

Labor ready to sacrifice ARENA for medal in budget Olympics

In a decision that will rank top of the Stupid List, Labor appears to have accepted Coalition plans to strip $1bn from ARENA.

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New transmission line will open up wind farm opportunities

New transmission line will open up wind farm opportunities

Spark Infrastructure has first hand experience of the impact that renewables have on the wires and poles business and the opportunities and challenges that presents.

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Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

Solar PV strikes new record low in Chile, first US offshore wind farm completed

The solar PV cost reduction spiral reached its lowest point yet at an auction in Chile last week, where a Spanish developer won contracts to sell power from a solar plant high in the Andes for $29.10/MWh.

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Tesla glamping? How to convert your Model S into a 5-star tent

Tesla glamping? How to convert your Model S into a 5-star tent

A subculture of Tesla Model S drivers is discovering the joys, and tribulations, of converting their $US145,000 Model S into a very fancy tent.

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Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Sydney community solar investment round raises $17,500 in 9 minutes

Community solar investor round in Sydney’s inner-west raised more than $17k in 9 minutes to put solar on the roof of a craft brewery in Newtown.

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New Tesla model S jets to 60mph in 2.65 seconds. But why?

New Tesla model S jets to 60mph in 2.65 seconds. But why?

Rumour has it Tesla has started installing its new 100kWh EV battery without telling anyone. But is that behind the change in performance?

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"Watershed" demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

“Watershed” demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

A Victorian project using “non-network” demand response solutions to avoid network “gold-plating” has won state government funding.

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Record low wind energy price in ACT auction, but solar not far behind

Record low wind energy price in ACT auction, but solar not far behind

ACT achieves new record low price for wind energy in Australia, but the wind projects were challenged by the falling cost of large scale solar.

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Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals "ludicrous"

Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals “ludicrous”

Fight looms between retailers and networks over right to install solar and battery storage in homes, businesses. Spark Infrastructure says proposed rules “ludicrous”.

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Duet's stock price to be driven by emerging clean energy focus

Duet’s stock price to be driven by emerging clean energy focus

DUE’s share price will likely be driven by the success or otherwise of its remote energy and clean energy segment.

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ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ANU scientists achieve record solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a breakthrough that could cut CST electricity costs by 10%.