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Category: Solar

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IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

Construction begins on largest single rooftop solar PV system in Australia, with installation of 990kWp array at the IKEA in Tempe, NSW.

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Solar pays its way on networks. It's no free rider

Solar pays its way on networks. It’s no free rider

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.

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Solar leasing market in Australia could reach $100bn

Solar leasing market in Australia could reach $100bn

New player in solar leasing says Australian market could reach $100 billion. It sees huge demand from businesses, as well as homes when battery storage becomes cost competitive in a few years, and it sees huge appetite from banks and super funds for an annuity style infrastructure investment.

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Abengoa may sign miner to support solar tower + storage plant

Abengoa may sign miner to support solar tower + storage plant

Abengoa looks to sign giant iron ore miner to support Australia’s first large scale solar tower power plant with molten salt storage.

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Alice Springs solar tracking plant to quadruple in size to 4.1MW

Alice Springs solar tracking plant to quadruple in size to 4.1MW

CEFC invests $13m to fund 3.1MW expansion of NT 1MW Uterne solar PV tracking plant – one of Southern Hemisphere’s largest.

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CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

CEFC brings in US solar giant SunEdison to Australian rooftop solar market, and helps local manufacturer Tindo. All told, $166 million will be deployed to expand solar financing and power purchase agreements to avoid up front costs of rooftop solar.

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Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Continued measures and support for solar power will help mitigate climate-related forces which leave energy supplies vulnerable to unpredictable disasters.

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What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

Renewable sector is flexing its muscles in Germany, with solar production up 28% and wind up 19% during the first half of 2014.

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India village claims a first - 100% solar, storage micro-grid

India village claims a first – 100% solar, storage micro-grid

Village in India decided it could not wait for grid connection, and built its own solar plus storage micro-grid. Another 80,000 villages need same.

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Utilities shouldn’t fight distributed solar, they should own it

Utilities shouldn’t fight distributed solar, they should own it

Changing the utility business model from totally grid-based to a grid and distributed solar-based model is the only long-term solution.

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Vermont power utility shows way to embrace distributed renewables

Vermont power utility shows way to embrace distributed renewables

Green Mountain Power has been transforming itself after deciding it should give customers what they want: Clean energy, generated locally.