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Category: Renewables

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Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

The SA Tesla VPP may not be the most cost-effective solution to our electricity system’s needs.

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Proposed solar farms could meet the RET single-handed

Proposed solar farms could meet the RET single-handed

That’s great news for the Australian solar industry, but points to the RET being dramatically oversubscribed. Which raises a few questions…

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Tesla battery + solar now "significantly cheaper" than grid power

Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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World’s first floating wind farm performing better than expected

World’s first floating wind farm performing better than expected

Hewing Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, operating at a capacity factor of 65 per cent in first three months.

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Climate change no threat to cheap wind power – except in Sunshine State

Climate change no threat to cheap wind power – except in Sunshine State

Study finds wind power set to become more productive and cheaper in Australia’s southern states, even with climate change. Queensland, however, might want to focus on solar.

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Infigen turns to corporate market for wind and solar

Infigen turns to corporate market for wind and solar

Infigen Energy to shift focus to “C&I gen-tailer,” as more Australian businesses seek to control their energy costs.

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Pushing the Limit: How demand flexibility can grow the market for renewable energy

Pushing the Limit: How demand flexibility can grow the market for renewable energy

As the share of U.S. electricity generated from coal plants continues its steady decline, the question remains as to what will ultimately replace this resource in meeting U.S. electricity demand.

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Lights Out! Now who’s to blame?

Lights Out! Now who’s to blame?

Blackouts in Victoria illustrate how networks and regulators have failed to change their business models, and failed to keep up with technology.

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Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technology

Charging ahead: How Australia is innovating battery technology

As battery demand increases, so does the search for search for alternative technologies. Australian companies and universities are leading in developing innovative solutions, but the path to commercial success has its challenges.

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A brave new world of grid integrated renewables

A brave new world of grid integrated renewables

Current trends make a mockery of doubts peddled by network incumbents that fossil fuel power is the best way to assure security of electricity supply.

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NEG: A tangled web of electricity regulation

NEG: A tangled web of electricity regulation

How will retailers meet their emission reduction obligations under the proposed NEG. It’s a tangled web, and we suspect the ESB is starting to understand the monster it is creating.