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New York’s bold new plan to expand solar energy

New York’s bold new plan to expand solar energy

Large solar electric projects will increase the solar capacity in New York State by 68 per cent, or more than 214MW.

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Ergon says solar is game changer for energy business models

Ergon says solar is game changer for energy business models

Queensland utility says average household demand down 20% in past decade, 21% of houses have solar, plans first commercial battery storage rollout.

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India to add 10GW solar a year, to become "renewables superpower"

India to add 10GW solar a year, to become “renewables superpower”

India’s new energy minister says Modi government to smash previous 20GW by 2020 solar target and spend $100bn on renewables in five years.

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Solar PV at 40c/W? SunEdison claims world's cheapest solar

Solar PV at 40c/W? SunEdison claims world’s cheapest solar

SunEdison says polysilicon breakthrough will slash costs of module production, and enable solar power to become the lowest cost energy solution.

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Solar-powered Mars mission: UNSW PhD leads NASA simulation

Solar-powered Mars mission: UNSW PhD leads NASA simulation

UNSW solar PhD to spend 8 months in solar + HFC powered pod, set on a Hawaii volcano, as commander of NASA-funded simulated Mars mission.

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Off the grid with solar for 20 years - and still going strong

Off the grid with solar for 20 years – and still going strong

If you really want to understand how solar can change lives, you need to go to a remote area and Barkala Farm out past Coonabarabran is a long way from home.

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Chinese solar mogul unveils 50,000MW clean energy initiative

Chinese solar mogul unveils 50,000MW clean energy initiative

Billionaire who helped buy out Suntech announces plans to deploy geothermal energy, EVs, LEDs and energy storage on an unprecedented scale.

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Over 11GW of renewables installed in Japan in last 2 years

Over 11GW of renewables installed in Japan in last 2 years

Japan has approved 71,780 MW of renewable energy projects, with solar representing 96% of the approved capacity, according to METI data.

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Will Munich be world's first 'megacity' to reach 100% renewables?

Will Munich be world’s first ‘megacity’ to reach 100% renewables?

Five years after setting its 100% renewables by 2025 target, Munich has hit the 37% mark. So what is the German city, and its utility company, doing right?

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New-build houses must install solar, wind in WA suburb

New-build houses must install solar, wind in WA suburb

Nedlands Council orders new-build and renovated houses in affluent Perth suburb to install minimum of 1.5kW solar, wind or other on-site generation.

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Stored electricity heads to $0.05/kWh by 2030

Stored electricity heads to $0.05/kWh by 2030

Winfried Hoffmann has created a learning curve for battery storage that predicts costs will fall much faster than many experts believe.