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Category: Solar

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Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Having obliterated almost all the effective federal climate and renewables policies, the focus is now switching to state-based targets, using the old arguments of higher costs and little abatement.

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Australian technologies tapped for global solar diplomacy project

Australian technologies tapped for global solar diplomacy project

Solar Analytics, Wattwatchers lend technology and expertise to international effort to install smart solar on world leaders’ rooftops.

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Incumbents erect another barrier to solar, storage and shared energy

Incumbents erect another barrier to solar, storage and shared energy

Consumer advocates stunned by energy rule-maker that vetoes a proposal that could encourage local generation and storage, and save more than a billion dollar. They accuse the rule-maker of being stubborn and out of touch, and not for the first time.

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Quality concerns as solar module prices hit rock bottom

Quality concerns as solar module prices hit rock bottom

As module makers search for a “market of last resort,” Australia’s reputation as a dumping ground for sub-standard modules could be a cause for concern.

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Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar’s increasing affordability is making it a popular energy source in many parts of Africa, finds IRENA.

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A new energy gold mine: storage from solar and pumped hydro

A new energy gold mine: storage from solar and pumped hydro

A proposal for a massive solar plant paired with pumped hydro storage in an old gold mine has taken a big step forward.

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Video of the Day: World's first manned solar helicopter flight

Video of the Day: World’s first manned solar helicopter flight

University of Maryland students say they have achieved an aviation first, getting their manned, solar powered helicopter off the ground.

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South Korea give boost to energy storage as part of renewables spending spree

South Korea give boost to energy storage as part of renewables spending spree

South Korea to provide incentives for utility-scale solar operators to install energy storage units as it outlines plans to invest $US27 billion in renewable energies over next five years.

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How the jaw-dropping fall in solar prices will change energy markets

How the jaw-dropping fall in solar prices will change energy markets

The jaw-dropping bids for a massive solar plant in Abu Dhabi will help change the thinking about the future of energy markets. The price offered is one third the cost of local gas generation, and one fifth of the cost of the proposed new nuclear plant in the UK.

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Credit where it's due: How distributed energy could save $1bn on grid costs

Credit where it’s due: How distributed energy could save $1bn on grid costs

Rewarding local energy generators for their contributions to the grid could unlock savings of more than $1 billion in avoided network costs, a major Australian study has found.

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World at tipping point, Australia at tripping point, on energy transition

World at tipping point, Australia at tripping point, on energy transition

WEC report says stable renewables policies supported by clear carbon price signals remain crucial as world passes tipping point of “grand energy transition”. Meanwhile, in Australia…