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Category: Solar

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Tag Pacific steps in to build solar plant at Rio Tinto mine

Tag Pacific steps in to build solar plant at Rio Tinto mine

Less than two months after Ingenero’s collapse, Tag Pacific signs up to build 1.7MW solar PV array to power Rio Tinto mine in Weipa, Qld.

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Graph of the Day: Queenslanders continue rush to rooftop solar

Graph of the Day: Queenslanders continue rush to rooftop solar

Households and businesses continue to defy expectations, and install large rooftop solar systems in Queensland despite change in tariffs.

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Japan JV to build world's largest floating solar array

Japan JV to build world’s largest floating solar array

Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing announce plans to build a 2.9MW floating solar plant in in Hyogo Prefecture, west Japan.

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Why Warburton wants to set solar industry back a decade

Why Warburton wants to set solar industry back a decade

The Warburton review may cause a brief boom in rooftop solar, but it will kill the prospect of large scale solar farms, and set the industry back a decade in Australia – the country that should be leading the world in solar energy.

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US city passes law making solar 'default’ generation resource

US city passes law making solar ‘default’ generation resource

Austin Energy’s recent 5-cent solar contract was a big deal. Now it makes solar “default” generation to hedge against rising fossil fuel costs.

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Commercial scale rooftop solar market facing oblivion in Australia

Commercial scale rooftop solar market facing oblivion in Australia

Solar industry says proposed changes to RET could signal end of commercial scale solar market in Australia.

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Yingli says Australia stalls on solar, as rest of world booms

Yingli says Australia stalls on solar, as rest of world booms

Yingli says policy uncertainty holding back Australian solar market, as demand in rest of the world – Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas – surges.

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RET Review panel calls for large-scale, solar schemes to close

RET Review panel calls for large-scale, solar schemes to close

RET Review panel appointed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott calls for closure of the renewable energy target to new entrants as one of two options it is recommending to the government. It also wants small scale scheme closed or limited to installations of less than 10kW.

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Hawaii utilites capitulate on solar, in 65% renewables plan

Hawaii utilites capitulate on solar, in 65% renewables plan

Months after being ordered to lift their game on renewables, Hawaii’s utilities reveal plans to triple amount of rooftop solar by 2030.

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AEMC targets solar and air-con in power pricing proposal

AEMC targets solar and air-con in power pricing proposal

The rule maker for Australia’s energy markets is targeting households with air-con and solar as it tries to share around the cost of networks, and to recognise role of battery storage. But will these rules reward incumbent utilities, or recognise the future? And can they be done fast enough?

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Making solar PV accessible to low-income families

Making solar PV accessible to low-income families

Giving low-income families access to solar PV systems can help lower their utility bills, and bring about an element of environmental justice.