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Category: Solar

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AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

AGL Energy – once the ‘greenest’ retailer in the country and now the largest producer of coal-fired energy – has called for the renewable energy target to be scrapped altogether.

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Wind, solar deliver negative electricity prices in middle of day in South Australia

Wind, solar deliver negative electricity prices in middle of day in South Australia

On Sept 30, South Australia ran most of the working day on wind and solar power, and it sent electricity prices into the negative in the middle of the day.

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Using renewables as a political football is fraught with danger

Using renewables as a political football is fraught with danger

The Coalition’s opening bid on RET negotiations offers interesting insight into renewable energy politics, including the votes attached to rooftop solar.

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Renewables getting cheaper for Germans – for first time

Renewables getting cheaper for Germans – for first time

For the first time ever, German consumers are about to see a drop in the surcharge they pay for renewable energy.

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SEXI solar proposal: NSW councils team up for major solar projects

SEXI solar proposal: NSW councils team up for major solar projects

32 NSW councils seek federal backing to install and gather data from a broad range of PV and solar thermal technologies.

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How Victoria could go solar, save millions and boost jobs

How Victoria could go solar, save millions and boost jobs

CEC report says Victoria could easily adjust solar and energy efficiency policy to save hundreds of millions in costs, boost jobs and cut emissions.

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Household solar "safe" as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Household solar “safe” as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Abbott government says no changes to household solar, but wants large scale renewables target slashed by two thirds. So much for “ditching” the Warburton Review.

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Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Want proof distributed solar is booming? Two charts show how it provided over 25% of new US power plant capacity in 2013 and 43% in first half 2014.

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Solar technology to take quantum leap with latest inverter offering

Micro inverters and smart energy management systems are taking solar into off grid systems, camper vans and pretty much anywhere else you want power.

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Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Solar industry scathing on modelling used to justify fixed and TOU tariffs. Households, particularly solar ones, set to get dudded again on network charges.

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US solar system prices fell nearly 20% in 2013, set to tumble further

US solar system prices fell nearly 20% in 2013, set to tumble further

US DOE report says distributed solar PV system prices dropped by 12-195 nationwide in 2013, and should fall by another 3-12% in 2014.