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Category: Renewables

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SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower says the new integrated solution will allow utilities “to access the benefits of rooftop solar and storage at significant scale.”

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Coalition's first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded to eight Tasmanian communities, for just over $150,000 worth of solar PV, hot water or heat pumps.

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Tag Pacific to build Australia's largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific to build Australia’s largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific’s MPower to deliver 800kWh grid-connected energy storage system alongside solar PV plant in Queensland.

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Big energy retailers intensify attack on rooftop solar subsidies

Big utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out solar leasing schemes of their own.

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UNSW turns to crowd-funding to develop hydrogen energy breakthrough

UNSW turns to crowd-funding to develop hydrogen energy breakthrough

UNSW calls on people and business to fund potentially game-changing hydrogen energy storage breakthrough.

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2014: The Australian solar market review

2014: The Australian solar market review

The rise of the solar citizen, the demise of utility 1.0, and the arrival of energy storage. Oh, and the politics. It has been a big year.

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Australian fossil fuel subsidies put at $47bn, as RET wrestle continues

Australian fossil fuel subsidies put at $47bn, as RET wrestle continues

Australia’s fossil fuels sector will get $47bn in subsidies over next 4 years, report suggests. This, as Abbott government dug in over cuts to RET.

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Tony Abbott's wind energy witch-hunt elicits one single ice-age dooms-dayer

Tony Abbott’s wind energy witch-hunt elicits one single ice-age dooms-dayer

The Coalition government’s latest witch-hunt against wind energy has not produced a lot of fertile fodder for the anti-renewables brigade.

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Why the world's big energy firms are running scared from renewables

Why the world’s big energy firms are running scared from renewables

A new David is rising to challenge Britain’s Big Six energy Goliath: small-scale solar and wind owned by lots and lots of people.

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CEC splits solar and policy conferences, joins with All Energy

CEC splits solar and policy conferences, joins with All Energy

New deal merges Clean Energy Council annual solar conference with All-Energy Australia, to deliver the country’s largest clean energy event in 2015.

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The golden age of gas is over before it started

The golden age of gas is over before it started

The golden age of gas is already over – eaten by solar and wind and its own soaring costs. AEMO says gas-fired production could fall by two thirds over the next five years, as export parity prices it out of market and it is displace by renewables. The one bright spot might be the potential of gas to replace coal generation in a decade’s time.